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Trainee Planning Officer/Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer

Pembrokeshire County Council
Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Scale: £21,748 - £33,783
Closing date
22 Jul 2021
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Trainee Planning Officer/Planning Officer/Senior Planning Officer

A range of exciting opportunities are available to join our expanding Planning Team. 

These positions are permanent, 37 hours a week based in Pembrokeshire (applications for part-time roles will be considered).

Based in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire, adjacent to the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we have two posts available at either Trainee Planner or Town Planner/Senior Planner level.  The positions are based in our Development Management team.

Trainee Planning Officer (Grade 6 - £21,748 – £24,491)

Reference: REQAA2608

For the Trainee role a degree or equivalent qualification in a Planning related subject such as Geography, Architecture, Land Management etc. or previous experience working within the planning industry is a requirement.  

The Trainee Planning Officer post offers a programme of structured workplace training with the potential for external learning (funded by PCC) in order for the post holder to obtain a post-graduate qualification in Planning (and work towards obtaining chartered membership of the RTPI).

The post holder will train in the skills required to become a Planning Officer with the necessary supervision and mentoring provided. The role will initially involve assisting with the processing of planning applications and delivery of other planning services with progression to managing a limited caseload of planning applications.

Planning Officer / Senior Planning Officer - (Grade - 7 £24,982 – 28,672) / (Grade 8 -(£29,577 – 33,782)

Reference: REQAA2238

For the Planner/ Senior Planner posts a recognised degree or post graduate qualification in Planning (or equivalent) is a requirement. The Senior Planning Officer will have MRTPI status.

The Planning Officer/Senior Planner roles offer a career grade position and successful candidates will be appointed to either role depending on experience and RTPI membership.  The roles will involve determining planning applications and providing statutory pre-application advice on a range of planning proposals, as well as assisting with enforcement investigations.

As well as offering the opportunity to live, work and play in a beautiful part of the country the other benefits of the posts include: a contributory local authority Pension Scheme; 25 days annual leave (going up to 30 after 5 years’ service); Annual Leave purchase scheme;

Occupational Sick pay (dependent on length of service); Flexible working and smarter working opportunities; with consideration being given to a relocation package for eligible candidates.

For further information please contact: Harriet Lavender, Development Manager (Area Teams and Enforcement) on 01437 775156 or email [email protected]  

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Pembrokeshire is a very special place. The County Council is committed to ensuring that it remains so, whilst also working hard to maintain its prosperity and vibrancy. The planning service is critical to that purpose.

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