Planning Officer - Development Services
Scale 3/4 - GBP 19,554 to GBP 25,295
Plus Car Allowance and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Full time - 37 hrs per week, Flexible Hours
Fixed Term for 24 months
We are not your average local authority planning department. We are a forward thinking, innovative, customer focused and fun team; passionate about creating a great place to live, work and visit. Don't just take our word for it though... in 2019 we won the LGC Housing Initiative Award and the RTPI East Midlands Awards for Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes and the Best Overall Project.
The role of a Planning Officer at Blaby District Council is wide ranging and rewarding. You will deal with customer enquiries, provide advice on the need for planning permission, and manage a caseload of householder and minor planning applications from registration and consultation through to determination.
We want to hear from you if you are a graduate seeking your first career opportunity, or you are looking for a change in career, or you are looking to take your next step in your planning career. This is a career graded post which provides opportunities for continued development and progression.
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and motivated. You must work well in a team, be organised and able to prioritise your work, and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to provide high levels of customer service.
In addition to a Local Government Pension Scheme; we also offer flexible working hours and working from home, free parking, a car allowance and access to staff benefits and discounts.
To find out more about the job and what it is like to work for us, please contact Kristy Ingles, Development Services Manager on 0116 272 7565 for an informal discussion.
Where are we based?
The Main Council Offices are in a lovely little village called Narborough in Leicestershire which is just 3 miles from the M1, junction 21 and not far from the centre of Leicester. The local train station is only a 5 minutes walk away and there are regular bus links to and from the city centre.
Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. In addition BDC is committed to interviewing all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
To apply for this position, please select the 'apply online' button below. Alternatively for an application pack please telephone Leicester (0116) 272 7737 (a 24 hour answer phone service is available).
Should you have any technical issues when applying, please call the Human Resources team on 0116 2727517.
Closing Date: Midnight Wednesday 4 March 2020
Interview date: Monday 16 March 2020