Looking to start your career in Planning and want to learn within a high-performing team? Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is looking for an enthusiastic professional to join our busy Planning Development Team.
You will be responsible for dealing with a caseload of planning applications and responding to pre-application enquiries in relation to proposed development queries, and will be supported through your learning and development within this exciting profession.
You may have had previous experience of providing planning advice, although this is not necessary for the role, and will need to be an extremely organised person, able to take responsibility for your own work and at the same time contribute to the overall team performance.
Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are essential as is the ability to deliver high-quality advice in a timely manner and efficiently manage a caseload of applications. The ability to gain a swift, good working knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy and guidance is also required.
Within easy reach of London, Basingstoke is a fast-paced, vibrant and modern town with many successful businesses, surrounded by picturesque villages and set in the stunning Hampshire countryside. It has a wealth of architectural heritage with over 1800 Listed Buildings and more than 40 Conservation Areas. The area also includes Highclere Castle, the setting of TV’s Downton Abbey and Laverstoke Mill, home to Bombay Sapphire. There are activities for every interest, including an international concert hall, a regional shopping centre, an indoor sky-diving centre and impressive sports and leisure facilities. Based at the Civic Offices in Basingstoke, near to the Top of Town, you would report directly to the Principal Planning Officer.
As a Council we go beyond; we do things differently. Making a difference to the people we serve makes a difference. If you share our values and are customer-focused, and this is an opportunity you consider well suited to, we would like to hear from you.
A full driving licence is essential for this role.