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Planning Assistant



Preston City Council

Salary: £19,171 to £19,945 (12 months fixed term contract)

Development Directorate - Planning. This is an exciting time to be in Preston and the directorate is playing its part in making the city a great place to live, work and visit. Planning is an important function of the Council, as it is about place-making, managing the quality of development and ensuring it is sustainable. There is a significant amount of developer interest in the city, supported by the City Deal and it is important that this makes a positive impact. This is already starting to happen and it is vital that this continues.

We are investing in our Planning service in order to deliver our corporate priorities. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised individual to take up a Planning Assistant role. The role would be particularly suited to those with GCSE and A Level qualifications in Geography or similar disciplines.

In the Planning Assistant role you will deal with a range of professional technical work in a service that has achieved significant performance improvements in recent years. You will undertake technical duties associated with the processing of all planning applications and manage, with support and supervision, your own caseload of planning applications proposing house extensions and other alterations across the City. You will be required to provide advice and information to customers and other stakeholders as such you should have good communication and negotiation skills. You must have good organisational skills, the ability to motivate yourself, to prioritise and manage your own workload and at times to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Natalie Beardsworth, Head of Development Management and Building Control, on 01772 906501 or

Post no: DEDM01011 Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 4th October 2019

Interview dates 16th and 17th October 2019

Apply on-line at Alternatively telephone the 24 hour recruitment line on 01772 906914, quoting the vacancy reference number for an application pack.

Completed forms must be returned to Human Resources, 1st Floor, Town Hall or emailed to

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working hours

full time

application deadline

12 00 pm

4th Oct 2019

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