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Planning Technician

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
£23,866 - £28,221 p.a
Portland House, Worthing
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
17/02/2019 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Planning Technician

Salary £23,866 - £28,221 - Scale 5

Hours: 37 hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join our friendly Planning Support team within the Development Management section of the Council.

The successful applicant will play an important role in ensuring that all technical and administration procedures regarding the formal registration of planning applications submitted to the council are efficiently and accurately completed. The post holder will also provide technical and administrative support to the Development Management Section.  You will be assisting customers, agents and members of the public in interpreting the planning system and its relevant regulations via telephone, reception and written enquiries. The post holder will also be expected to act as case officer and process householder or other minor applications in accordance with relevant legislation when required.

Working for the Councils provides a unique experience of working for two separate planning authorities combined as a joint service. It is an interesting time at the Councils with a number of complex schemes to be submitted for consideration in the coming months.

We are looking for someone with experience of registering planning applications with a good knowledge of the planning system who has the ability to interpret detailed information as well as be the case officer for some minor applications.

The post holder will need to demonstrate that they are able to work flexibly and be IT literate since the Council extensively uses digital platforms to provide its services.

Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees

  • Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holidays
  • Generous sick pay entitlement
  • Local Government Pension
  • Training & development
  • Child care subsidies
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working options
  • Eyesight tests
  • Discounted Massages on site
  • Staff discounts and offers
  • Leisure centre membership discounts and offers
  • Worthing Theatres discounts and offers
  • Staff Social Club events

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Gary Peck (Planning Services Manager) on 01903 221406 or Debbie Johnson (Support Services Manager) on 01903 221330

Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required.

Additional Information
As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
How to apply
In order to apply for this vacancy please use the Apply Online link below. No CVs or agency applications accepted.
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