Capita Property

Assistant Planning Officer

£20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
22 Jan 2014
04 Feb 2014
Alex da Silva
Job Type

Capita is currently looking for an assistant planning officer with a couple of years experience and you must be minimum RTPI qualified. Your role will be to manage a personal caseload of planning applications and manage the planning inbox and provide support to the validation team as required

Key Responsibilities:

 To manage a personal caseload of all types of applications, including:

o Assessment of the need for planning permission
o Pre-application assessments of planning merits of schemes
o Planning applications, predominantly householder and those considered to be
minor in nature and Prior Notifications
o A caseload of consultancy work, as required

 The above will include responsibility for:

o Timely, comprehensive and accurate reports and recommendations on all of the
o Providing advice on planning matters to the public and agents as necessary

 To provide support and assistance to colleagues within the Technical Support team as required, including the planning inbox

 To keep up to date with current legislation and policy changes.

The precise nature of the work will depend on the post-holder's experience and potential. The job offers excellent experience for a customer focussed enthusiastic and ambitious person aspiring to a career in town planning. On the job training will be undertaken, with the potential opportunity for formal training leading to a recognised Town Planning qualification.

(The above list is not meant to be an exhaustive range of tasks and responsibilities and is subject to the changing requirements of the business).
Requirements: (Essential)

You will be expected to have:

 A keen interest in pursuing a town planning career, evidenced either through a
training route or relevant work experience; and progression towards RTPI membership.

 A willingness to develop an understanding of planning law and practices;

 The ability to make site visits using your own car;

 Good verbal and written communication skills;

 Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel etc);

 Good time management skills;

 The ability to use your own initiative to solve challenges;

 The ability to work flexibly as a team member for the success of the team and the business;

 To be able to work under pressure to produce timely and high quality work;

 Current clean driving licence

Requirements: (Desirable)

It would be desirable for you to have

 Proficiency in Powerpoint
 An understanding of planning law especially in regard to the Town and County Planning (General
Permitted Development) order 1995 (as amended)

The successful candidate may be required to pass a Criminal Records Bureau check due to the requirement to make unaccompanied visits to sites and premises.

Capita Competencies for this role:

 Team Working - co-operating with and respecting colleagues to exceed the sum of
Individual efforts
 Customer Service - creating the best possible experience for Capita clients and their customers
 Communication - the ability to listen, express and articulate information effectively
 Results Focused - getting the job done in an efficient way through effective time, task and
Financial management
 Innovation and continuous improvements - suggests ideas to improve processes, customer service, quality and safety

The Capita Competency Framework is provided and used as part of the on going appraisal cycle

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Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

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