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Graduate Planning Officer - 2 posts

Contract Fixed Term - see below for further details
Hours 37 hours per week
Salary / pay £26,470 - £28,221
Closing date Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 10am
Interview date Interviews will be held in the week beginning 4 or 11 June 2018
Department Governance

Job summary

Eden District Council administers one of the most beautiful areas in England. Nestled close to the Scottish border, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, served by the historic market town of Penrith, enter our District and you will discover charming, characterful villages and tranquil countryside.

The Council is about to embark on an exciting period of change and innovation with the implementation of a new bespoke IT system which will revolutionise the way planning and other services are delivered.

We are seeking two Graduate Planning Officers - one is a fixed term contract for 2 years and the other is a fixed term contract for 12 months. These newly created posts offer the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the busy development management team determining planning applications, handling enquiries and making recommendations in line with local and national policies and guidelines.

We are looking for someone who is working towards or holds a degree in Town and Country Planning and can demonstrate a good knowledge of current planning issues and planning law. You will have excellent communication skills, be able to demonstrate that you can gather and interpret information from a wide range of sources to make effective decisions and recommendations and also show that you can manage and prioritise your time to meet deadlines.

There is a requirement for travel around the district from time to time and in order to effectively fulfil these requirements the post holder must be able to travel independently around the district. There is also a requirement to work occasional evenings and weekends as required to carry out the duties of the post (once or twice a month).

A relocation package is available subject to eligibility and the essential car user allowance is £963 per annum.

Please specify in the supporting information field which post you are applying for or if you would like to be considered for either post.

Job description

Graduate Planning Officer (Development Management) (PDF: 211Kb / 5 pages)

Job application guidance

Applying for Employment with Eden District Council (PDF: 205Kb / 11 pages)

All applications must be made on the Council's standard application form and CVs will not be considered. No agencies please.

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Recruitment process

In order to ensure fair and open recruitment processes we are;

  • unable to accept CVs in lieu of, or as part of, an application of employment and
  • unable to maintain a database of potential candidates so cannot accept or store applications or CV's submitted on a speculative basis.

Candidates who canvass Council Members or Senior Officers will be disqualified.

Equal opportunities

The Council aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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As Disability Confident employers, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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