Planning Support Officer
About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Officer to join the Planning Support Team within the Development Management service, based at the Town Hall, Reigate. The Planning Support Team handles the administrative and technical processes involved in the submission, registration, validation, notification and determination of the 2,500 planning and related applications received each year as well as various tasks associated with planning appeals.
The post would be based at the refurbished Town Hall offices in Reigate for essential training, meetings and support but with the potential for working from home arrangements. You would be part of a busy and proactive team which was one of a few in the country to operate fully paperless working. Principally, you will be dealing with the initial validation and registration of some of the 2,500 planning and related applications received each year as well as providing administrative support to both the Planning Support Team Leader and Planning Officers throughout the application process, including preparations for Planning Committee meetings.
The role requires extensive use of the Council’s document management and database systems so strong IT literacy is essential although training and support will be given. Given the role involves working with plans, an interest in and ability to interpret, these would be desirable.
About the Person
• Strong IT literacy
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong organisational skills
• Good customer care and interpersonal skills
• Flexible and adaptable
• Supportive team player
• Ideally educated to A-level standard
In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Maciej Wasilewski and Planning Support Team Leader on 01737 276176 or email: Maciej.Wasilewski@reigate-banstead.gov.uk
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, supporting the guaranteed interview scheme for disabled and ex-armed forces candidates, who meet the essential criteria for the role.
Interview date: week commencing 5th June 2023
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