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Senior Planner (Apprentice)

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Norwich
Salary: £30,151 to £43,517 per annum (Scale H/I/K)
Closing date
22 Jan 2023

Senior Planner (Apprentice)

Salary: £30,151 to £43,517 per annum (Scale H/I/K)

Location: County Hall, Norwich

There has never been a more exciting time to join the high performing Planning Service at Norfolk County Council. The County is a principal producer of minerals and the delivery of these raw materials and waste infrastructure will be fundamental in achieving the County’s growth agenda.

Your role will be varied and interesting, depending upon the needs of the service at any given point in time you can expect to either be managing a diverse case load of planning applications; carrying out monitoring and enforcement; or be reviewing existing and developing new planning policies work. As well as minerals and waste, there will also be the opportunity to play a significant role in the delivery of schools, roads, housing, infrastructure, business and commercial development, as the County Council invests in its own programme of building.

The County Council currently has a vacancy within the Planning Service and we are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with good communication and negotiation skills and a high level of organisation.

We offer career graded posts providing a clear pathway for employees to progress as their skills, knowledge and experience develop. The post covers three grades (Assistant Planning Officer, Planning Officer and Senior Planning Officer). Successful candidates would be appointed at a grade commensurate with their experience.

You would be joining a friendly team in a progressive authority that is passionate about its people and would invest in your development. The County Council is supportive of flexible working arrangements with the potential for remote working.

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant qualification in planning or a related environmental discipline
  • Awareness and knowledge of planning system and processes
  • Knowledge of mineral and/or waste planning matters
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good nummary and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to negotiate and maintain good working relationships
  • Organised, with a demonstrable ability to prioritise workloads to deal with competing demands

We want our people to be inspired and motivated to work well together, make the most of our workspaces, enjoy a healthy work-life balance, and deliver excellent services to Norfolk and its people. Flexibility is built into the way we work, with hybrid working a key feature for many roles. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

To Apply please visit our website by clicking on the 'Apply Now Button'

Closing date: 22 January 2023


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