Sustainable Places Planning Advisor - 10393

South East
Welwyn Garden City
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 3
Fixed Term
Full Time
Administration / Corporate Support, Environment & Sustainability, Planning, Policy
£22,792 pro-rata
We are looking for a highly motivated and positive individual to work as part of a team that engages with local planning authorities and developers to secure the best possible environmental outcomes. Your work will involve coordinating and logging all of the planning applications and enquiries received from local planning authorities and developers, as well as responding to some of the lower risk consultations. You will also be supporting the wider team in influencing the planning process.
You will join a positive, supportive and hard working team that takes pride in delivering results.
You will be qualified to at least degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Expected skills and experience include:

• A basic understanding of the UK planning system and current legislation
• Good organisational skills and the ability to work within strict deadlines
• Good customer services skills and ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences
• Working well as part of a team with a flexible, positive approach
Closing Date: 27th April 2019 at 23:55 hours

For further details please contact Natasha Brennan on 0203 0259119 or at

27/04/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Until 10 January 2020
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Describe an occasion when you have used your knowledge and understanding of a customer to improve the service you provided for them.
Works in Teams
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Communicates Effectively
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If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.