Job Vacancy Details

Leicester City Council

Salary: This a career graded post £19,554 - £33,799* per annum, dependent of experience. 
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 31 July 2019
Reference: 719

Job purpose

Our Planning Service is busy preparing a new local plan, promoting the regeneration of areas of the City and dealing with a range of planning applications central to the economic growth and sustainable future of the city.

We are looking for a self-motivated person with significant development management experience to advise on the development potential of sites, as well as dealing with a range of planning applications for major and non- major development.

You will

  • Provide information and advice on allocated areas of expertise and makes recommendations on planning applications or other related areas.
  • Lead on specific planning projects on behalf of the planning service.
  • Provide policy and technical guidance on planning and related matters to participants in the planning process including the public, members, other officers, businesses, other agencies and professions and other local authorities.
  • Undertake site inspections, surveys, research, consultations, negotiations, and engages in public participation.

Requirements of post

  • Recognised Degree or diploma in town planning or able to demonstrate substantial relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in Development Management.
  • Awareness of current issues affecting planning national policy and local developments.
  • Experience in town planning sufficient to lead on various projects and/or areas of development/change simultaneously.
  • Experience of communicating management, technical and progress information in presentations, proposals, reports and emails.
  • Experience of using 3D modelling in SketchUp, graphical mapping and design applications such as AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite (Desirable).

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.

* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

For further information / how to apply

For an informal discussion please contact Bharti Chauhan on 0116 454 3014. To apply please visit the Council's website

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