Planning Assistant (Student Summer Placement)

£8.90 per hour – Up to 37 hours a week

Fixed term contract up to 12 weeks during summer 2018

Opportunity for a student currently studying for a degree in town planning, geography, environment studies, surveying (or related subject area)



The Development Services Team process and make decisions on over 1,000 planning and related applications in Blaby District every year. We also have responsibilities with regard to conservation areas, listed buildings and protected trees.


Blaby District covers parts of the urban fringe of Leicester City, a range of other towns and villages and attractive rural countryside. It is an exciting time to join us as we make decisions on where new homes should be built, enable businesses to grow and develop and help to facilitate the delivery of the infrastructure needed by communities.


The planning assistant role will involve:



The role will provide training to give you the skills which will be of use in your future career including:



Blaby District Council is a very friendly place to work and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Our office is located approximately 7 miles from Leicester City Centre.  It is easily accessible by train or bus.  For example Narborough train station is less than five minutes walk from the office and direct trains stop at the station from Leicester, Birmingham, Hinckley and Nuneaton.  We have free on site car parking and bicycle bays.


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please email and provide your contact details and a statement (up to 500 words) explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the criteria in the attached person specification.


Closing date:             Midnight Tuesday 12 June 2018


Interview dates:      18 & 19 June 2018


Please note: If you are a disabled applicant and you meet all of the essential criteria of the Job Description and Person Specification you will be guaranteed an interview. You just need to let us know in your application


Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.




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