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Job Title: Assistant Planner (DM)

Neath Port Talbot Council

£26,845 - £29,439

Contract Type:
Full time

Neath, Wales

Junior Planner / Planning Officer


Job Sector:

Closing Date:
31st March 2023

Assistant Town Planner

Local Government

Development Management


Assistant Planner, Development Management 
Permanent (37 Hours a Week)
Salary: £26,845 - £29,439 per annum.

Planning and Public Protection – The Quays, Baglan Energy Park, Neath

We are offering the exciting opportunity to join Team NPT on our mission to make Neath Port Talbot a place where people are proud to live, learn, work, and raise their families.
As with the rest of the country, the post Covid-19 landscape presents significant challenges but also opportunities. Here at Neath Port Talbot Council we intend to make the most of these opportunities, building on the enormous community and partnership response during the pandemic.

This beautiful part of south Wales is located between the cities of Swansea and Cardiff, close to the Gower Peninsula and the Brecon Beacons. Valleys and waterfalls, rivers and coastline provide a backdrop for many activities including walking, mountain biking and surfing. With over 140,000 residents and service users, this is a thriving area, rich in history, but with eyes fixed firmly on the future.

About the Role

We are looking for an Assistant Planner to join our Development Management team and gain significant experience of working within a progressive authority.. 

These are exciting times in Neath Port Talbot. There is lots to do with innovative and ground-breaking initiatives to be part of. Over the next few years we will be dealing with a huge range of applications including new wind farms as Developments of National Significance (DNS), transformational projects such as the ‘Global Centre of Rail Excellence’ (GCRE) and the ‘Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley’, as well as a number of other large scale education, employment and tourism related developments.

As we move through post-Covid economic recovery, we want to ensure planning plays its part in facilitating new development. We deal with a wide variety of residential, commercial, leisure, energy and other exciting developments, offering you a great opportunity to gain or build upon your experience or knowledge.

This Assistant Planner position offers an exciting opportunity to gain or build upon your experience and knowledge.  You would deal with all aspects of planning issues associated with general queries on the need for planning permission and have responsibility for managing a mixed case load of less complex applications for development, including householder applications and lawful development certificates, and any associated appeals, as well as the opportunity to work with others on larger development projects, controversial planning applications and appeal cases, covering all types of development issues.

About You

The post requires 4 GCSE’s (Grades A – C) in English, Welsh or Mathematics, or a planning qualification and/or relevant Development Management experience desirable.

You will also need excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to customer care. It is also essential that you have the ability to travel throughout the County Borough.
You are highly motivated and enthusiastic in delivering high quality development quickly. You will also be able to work as part of a team, and on your own in managing a caseload or applications, together with a commitment for continual professional development. 

If you are up to the challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

Further Info

It is also essential that you have the ability to travel throughout the County Borough.

Welsh language skills are not required but are desirable.

The council is currently moving permanently to a more flexible, hybrid way of working.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Development Manager, Mr Chris Davies on 01639 686726 or email [email protected] 

How to Apply

You may apply online, https://www.npt.gov.uk/29932 or contact the HR Employment Support Team by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone (01639) 686837 quoting the post title.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. Please ensure you refer to the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification when completing your application.

We anticipate that interviews will be held the week commencing 10th April 2023.

Closing Date: 31st March, 2023                Welsh: Not required but Desirable 

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