We are looking for Planners to join us at one of the largest planning authorities in the country, dealing with a range of planning applications within a diverse local authority area. This is an opportunity to shape development to meet the City's twin ambitions of achieving sustainable growth whilst becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate they have the necessary skills and knowledge to work in a challenging and busy environment, dealing with schemes through the planning process and delivering timely, high quality outcomes.
You will act as case officer, engaging with prospective applicants and agents, ward members and members of the public. You will undertake constructive pre-application discussions and advice, and will negotiate and make recommendations to senior officers/Plans Panel for decision on applications. You will liaise closely with colleagues in all areas of the Council, other authorities, public bodies and private organisations to deliver high quality services to Members, developers and the citizens of Leeds.
To reflect the requirement to 'hit the ground running', appointment is at C3 is within a career grade range up to SO1. The Service has adopted a hybrid working approach, with staff working both remotely and from a modern office environment within the City Centre. It will be an advantage if you are able to drive.
To apply online, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site: https://leeds.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/7364?c=leeds
We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Leader.
All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.
This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.