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Job Title: Planning Policy Assistant / Officer

Erewash Borough Council

£25,878 - £33,820

Contract Type:
Full time

Long Eaton, Midlands

Job Level:
Junior Planner / Planning Officer


Closing Date:
14 May 2023

Town Planning

Local Authority

Planning Policy



Grade: E (Assistant) £25,878- £29,439 per annum with progression to Officer via funded qualification
Grade: F (Officer) £30,151- £33,820 per annum
37 Hours per week

Location: Long Eaton Town Hall, Derby Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 1HU
Hybrid/Home Working available.

Located between Nottingham and Derby, Erewash Borough comprises both rural Green Belt and the busy towns of Long Eaton and Ilkeston. We are looking for an enthusiastic planning policy professional to join our Policy & Regeneration Team. You will join us at an exciting time as we are currently at a Local Plan examination, having recently submitted the Erewash Core Strategy Review to the Secretary of State. 

About the role

The career graded nature of this role makes it suitable for either a recent graduate or someone ready to take the next step in their planning career. The Council will cover the cost of a part time Masters course to enable progression from assistant to officer level, whereas direct entry at officer level (Grade F) is also available to suitably qualified candidates.

You will need to bring enthusiasm and dedication to the role which involves all aspects of planning policy work, ensuring the delivery of a high-quality planning service. Duties involve preparing evidence for a Local Plan Inquiry and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders in the preparation of policy documents.

You must be able to demonstrate up-to-date planning policy knowledge, a recognised town planning qualification or equivalent and be eligible for membership of the RTPI.  

This post is full time and is based at Long Eaton Town Hall. There may be a requirement occasionally to work outside of normal office hours in consultations or to attend committee meetings.

What do we offer you? 

In addition to a generous annual leave entitlement, the Council can offer:
Free workplace car parking within the Borough;
Opportunities for training, learning and continuous professional development;
Family friendly and flexible working policies;
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS);
Subsidised leisure membership with the Fit for Work scheme

For an informal discussion about this role please email Adam Reddish, Principal Planning Policy Officer ([email protected]) who will arrange this with you.

How to apply

Applications are invited with a closing date for applications of 14 May 2023.

Interested candidates can apply with a CV and a supporting statement, clearly demonstrating suitability and experience for the role.  Please visit http://www.erewash.gov.uk/job-search

To submit a CV please click on the 'Apply Online' icon located at the foot of the page. You will be requested to provide some basic information before you upload your CV.

Alternatively, an application form and job description are available from  Human Resources, Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RP, Telephone: 0115 931 6000 (24 hr voicemail) or e-mail: [email protected]

If you are a current employee of Erewash Borough Council and you wish to apply for this vacancy, you must apply through your Employee Self Service account.  If you do not have access to Employee Self Service, you must complete a paper or word version of Erewash Borough Council’s job application form.
The Council is positive about disabled people and those who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

The Council also supports the Armed Forces Covenant and those who have previously worked in the armed forces and meet the essential shortlisting criteria will be guaranteed an interview. 

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