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Planning Officer, Belfast (NIHE)

£13.0 - £16.00 per hour + Up to £16.60 per hour
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Job position
Contract Type
Temporary / Contract
Full Time
Job Function
Town Planner

Job Details

Your new company
The services of Hays have been retained by our client, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, to recruit a Planning Officer on an ongoing temporary contract basis to work from their offices in Belfast City Centre.

Your new role
Reporting to the Land & Regeneration Services Manager, you will provide a professional town planning service and contribute to the delivery of community planning and housing priorities to build sustainable communities through effective place shaping and land use in line with our vision and values.You will also be fully supported by a team of experienced Town Planner's who will ensure you settle into the role and will be on hand to assist with any queries you will have during your onboarding period and beyond.
Some of the main duties include:

  • To support the Social Housing Development Programme by identifying and supporting schemes in areas of Housing Need.
  • To undertake land asset activity, with an emphasis on evaluation, broader estate studies, support for Transfer Schemes and related planning applications.
  • To assist in housing led regeneration and provide a local enabling role to support delivery of new housing development including mixed-use and mixed tenure neighbourhood.
  • To undertake Site Identification Studies and Feasibility Studies in areas of high housing demand and rural areas identified for unmet need.

Full job description available on request

What you'll need to succeed
To be eligible for this role you will be able to demonstrate the following experience and qualifications:

Essential Criteria

Hold an RTPI accredited planning qualification, or an equivalent which is accredited by an appropriate professionally recognised organisation e.g. IPI or RICS (P&D). Demonstrate relevant experience of working in a planning/regeneration environment.

Possess a full current UK driving licence or have access to a form of transport that will permit the candidate to meet the requirements of the post in full.

Desirable Criteria

Candidates should ideally be members of the RTPI (or of an equivalent professionally recognised organisation e.g. IPI, RICS-P&D etc.) or in the process of developing relevant experience towards membership of the RTPI, IPI RICS (P&D) etc.

What you'll get in return

This position offers an immediate start with the opportunity to work with Northern Ireland's largest social landlord. You will be paid via Hays on a weekly basis.

The hourly rate ranges from £13.91 - £16.60.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week.

Flexible start and finish times can be arranged.

You will also get 35 days paid annual leave including stat days.

Whilst this role is offered on an ongoing temporary contract basis, it is envisaged that a permanent role will be recruited in due course.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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