Job Vacancy Details

Planning Assistant
Harrogate Borough Council

Post Number: TD112
Grade: 5
Current Salary: £18,870 - £20,541 per annum
Hours: 37 per week
Closing date for applications: 29 April 2018
Interviews to be held: week commencing 8 May 2018

Harrogate is one of the largest shire districts in England, recognised for its high quality urban and rural environment.  The district has a variety of settlements from the town of Harrogate to rural hamlets.  There is huge landscape variety ranging from the Vale of York in the east to the Pennine fringes of the dales to the west including the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We are looking for a Planning Assistant to work in our busy Development Management team.  The main tasks of the post include providing professional and technical assistance to the Development Management team, handling routine planning consents and tree works, dealing with a wide range of planning enquiries and correspondence, assisting senior colleagues and processing the registration of more complex applications.

We are looking for someone educated to GCSE level or equivalent with an ability to read OS maps and architectural drawings.  An awareness and understanding of national and local planning legislation, policy and guidance is necessary.  You will be computer literate and have an ability to work accurately to tight deadlines and resolve conflicting interests.  Good interpersonal skills and confidence in dealing with the public is also essential.  A full driving licence is required.  Full training will be given.

The successful candidate will be joining us at a very exciting time as we will be moving to a new, purpose built office and civic centre in Harrogate.  As well as the opportunity to join our friendly and dedicated team there are other benefits of working here including flexible and agile working, the use of pool cars, leisure facility discounts and the option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.  You can find out more here.

For more information / to apply

To apply, please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, please call 01423 500600 and ask for the HR Support Team.

*Please note that Harrogate Borough Council do require all applicants to complete the Council’s application form and will not accept CV’s.


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