Planning Officer

Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA
Grade 7 £30,451 to £33,782 (bar at £32,910) per annum
14 May 2021
03 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Partner

Position Title: Planning Officer
Salary: Grade 7 £30,451 to £33,782 (bar at £32,910) per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full TIme
Hours: 35 per week
Work Location: Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA
Qualification(s) Required: Yes, Recognised Planning qualification 
Closing Date: 3 June 2021
Reference: MCC365912/GD

Working under the guidance of senior staff, the role would be within the Planning Service in the development and implementation of the Council's planning policies for the physical regeneration of the City of Manchester. 

The role requires to work as part of a team and contribute towards the performance objectives of the Planning Service. 

This role will provide the opportunity of working with varying issues, both in the office and on site where you would need to demonstrate considerable initiative and professional judgement. Working closely with Development Compliance, you will help to ensure that development is carried out in accordance with approved plans and consider appropriate action when development takes place without the necessary planning permission.

For this post, you should have a recognised planning qualification or knowledge and experience of working in development management or planning enforcement and compliance. You would be required to demonstrate that you can handle situations with tact and diplomacy, especially where emotions sometimes run high, together with good organisational and administrative skills and the ability to read and interpret plans and carry out accurate site survey work, would each be key to the achievement and challenge of this job. 

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 
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Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics. 

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