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Planning Assistant M362

Charnwood Borough Council
Leicestershire - Agile Working
£26,873 - £28,770
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Planning Assistant M362

£26,873 - £28,770

Charnwood Borough Council in Leicestershire is an ambitious and dynamic organisation with a strong focus on supporting communities, looking after the environment, and creating a thriving economy.

Charnwood is a vibrant and exciting borough with a population of 184,000 located between the three cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. The main urban centre is the thriving university town of Loughborough, and this is complemented by small towns and villages set within attractive countryside including the National Forest. There is a challenging agenda for growth in Charnwood and this role will make a valuable contribution towards the delivery of sustainable communities within the district.

The Opportunity

Working in a team of development management specialists, you will help deliver an effective and efficient planning service through the determination of a varied caseload of planning applications. The role will provide you with experience of working with a variety of teams across Council departments and with elected representatives as well as external partners and stakeholders.

This role would suit someone who is looking to start a career, or who has had similar experience in Planning, or someone who enjoys dealing with a variety of smaller scale planning applications. The role is varied and will be suitable for someone who is able to meet deadlines whilst ensuring a high level of accuracy. There may be the opportunity to support someone who is looking to study an Apprenticeship in Planning.

This is an opportunity to use your skill and talent to make a significant and immediate contribution to improving the quality of places in Charnwood and the lives of residents in our communities. We will offer you varied and plentiful experience in a busy planning office, liaising with a variety of stakeholders to effectively achieve Charnwood’s aims of supporting sustainable growth.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to appoint someone who is dynamic, motivated, and highly organised to handle a busy caseload of planning applications and be able to meet Government set targets for their determination. You will ideally have recent experience in a development management setting with experience of handling a varied caseload or have a relevant qualification in planning or a similar subject. You will need to be a team player and be an excellent communicator with good negotiating skills. In addition, you will need to be proactive and solution-focused and able to understand and interpret plans and policies with willingness to contribute to the delivery of excellent customer service.

In return, we offer the following key benefits:

  • Agile working
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Up to 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Professional fees paid
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised leisure facilities
  • Town Centre & Train Station walking distance to office
  • Leicester, Nottingham & Derby less than 30 mins away

The Council strongly believes a diverse and inclusive workforce helps make our services better. We value the individual strengths of each colleague and the potential they bring.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and strive to promote a disability confident culture. To find out more about our Disability Confident commitments including reasonable adjustments and the guaranteed interview scheme please visit:

We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) and have achieved the AFC’s Employer Recognition Gold Award.

How to Apply

You can apply for any of our posts online at:

Applications must be made using the on-line application process by clicking on the 'Apply Now Button'

For further information, please contact Carolyn Tait on email:

Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the essential criteria of the role, using relevant examples.

Closing date: 11th March 2024


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