Planner (Graduate Placement)

City Hall

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 17th June 2019

Reference: 620

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Job purpose

As part of the City Council’s drive to provide graduates with more opportunities to experience work and develop career paths we are pleased to offer exciting and challenging roles within our Planning service.

The posts are particularly suited to those embarking on a planning career and we would therefore encourage applications from enthusiastic and capable graduates with limited experience.

You will

The Planning service undertake a variety of planning work. We require graduates to work in our Development Management and Enforcement Teams (dealing with applications, contraventions and correspondence), Policy Team (working on the new Local Plan) and on urban design. You will assist with both minor and major developments and other planning work. Suitable applicants could also be considered for placement in our conservation teams.

Requirements of post

Must have graduated in the last 2 years (or due to graduate this summer) with a Degree or Diploma in Town Planning or Urban Design;

A good understanding of planning objectives and principles applicable to development management including efficient processing of applications, publicity and consultations, negotiating with applicants, writing reports and making recommendations;

Able to draft reports which assess the material planning considerations relevant to individual proposals;

Able to deal with queries from members of the public regarding planning, the application process and your own case work;

Able to work effectively on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Additional information

Salary: £18,795- £19,171 per annum

Full time, fixed term graduate contract for 12 months.

For an informal discussion please contact Fabian DCosta on 0116 454 2974 or Sarbjit Singh on 0116 454 3005.

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.

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