Take the first step in your planning career with us. This planning officer role sits within the development management team. This is a great opportunity for someone to take on a role within Wokingham Borough Council. You will work in a vibrant and busy Development Management Service and will have the opportunity to investigate breaches of planning control, deal with planning applications, planning appeals and pre-application enquiries. We will provide full training and support.
A successful candidate will have to be enthusiastic, motivated and demonstrate an understanding of development management legislation and policies, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, good attention to detail, be organised, demonstrate ability to work closely with other services and the public, be able to work to strict deadlines. You should preferably have a background in planning and development or in planning / geography related subjects. You will need to have a full driving licence and access to your own transport for site visits. In return we can offer you: funding to undertake a masters degree in Planning, a competitive salary, excellent terms and conditions and the opportunity to develop your planning skills, work on a wide range of planning and development issues, progress your career in planning and help shape the future of Wokingham Borough.
Wokingham Borough Council offers a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible working opportunities and an excellent pension. Closing date for applications is Sunday 5 April 2020 with interviews expected on Wednesday 22nd April.
For more information about the role please contact Marcia Head at Marcia.Head@wokingham.gov.uk