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Planning Assistant

Employer: Camden Council

  • Reference: CS/17/43079
  • Published on: Wed 13/09/2017 15:52 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £26,438 - £28,617
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square

Level 2, Zone 2, starting salary: £26,438 - £28,617

Fixed term until end of March 2018, full time, 36 hours per week

25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

Directorate: Supporting Communities

Due to a period of exciting change and internal promotions, we have a number of vacancies across our Planning service!

The role

Following the promotion of the current post holder, Camden is looking to recruit a Planning Assistant within its Development Management Service taking personal responsibility for dealing with various administrative tasks including logging correspondence, banking/invoicing, validation of applications and appeals administration.

You’ll assume responsibility for effective negotiation, stakeholder involvement and conflict resolution to ensure high quality and innovative outcomes that reflect council wide objectives and policies as well as ensure that enquiries and complaints are dealt with in a timely manner.

You’ll be part of a forward thinking and dynamic team ensuring the provision of a responsive, high performing and high quality service to customers.

About you

You’ll have excellent communication and customer care skills, with an understanding of the role of local government in supporting residents through high quality services.

You’ll have some experience of working within a local authority environment with a basic understanding, or interest in public sector planning services..

To succeed, you will be a team player and have the ability to work within a team to deliver effective services.

About Camden

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click here to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply: To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24th September 2017 23:59

Interviews to be held: tbc

Please quote ref: 1700002N

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