Planner (Graduate Placement)

Planner (Graduate Placement)

Salary: £16,781 – £17,772 per annum

Location: City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester  LE1 1FZ

4x Full Time (37 hrs/wk), Fixed Term for 12 months – Graduate Opportunity

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 Planning service undertake a variety of planning work  and  deal with over 2,500 planning applications each year. We require graduates to work in our Development Management teams (dealing with applications, contraventions and correspondence) 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 policy and/or conservation teams.

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. Knowledge and abilities in the field of urban design including use of design software would be useful.

Requirements of the post include:

-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.


For an informal discussion please contact Steve Brown on 0116 454 3023 or Bharti Chauhan on 0116 454 3014.

Required to start as soon as possible.

Please ensure you provide an email address as this is our method of contact.

Closing Date: 2 July 2017

Post Number: X4032D/0517KP

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