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Graduate / Assistant Planner (Public Sector)

£16.5 - £18.00 per hour + £32,000
Closing date
20 May 2024

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

Job Details

Your new company
Hays are working with a large public sector organisation based in Newtownabbey. This organisation is responsible for all planning applications, local development plans, enforcement, legislation and guidance for planning in the borough area.

Your new role
This is a temporary contract for an initial period of 6-9 months.The Assistant Planning Officer is accountable to a Planning Officer in the Local Planning or Development Management Units as is appropriate. To be responsible to a Planning Officer in the Local Planning or Development Management Units as is appropriate for supporting the preparation of policy and working development plans, updating development management policies, reviewing of guidance, development of planning frameworks or the processing of planning applications and enforcement of planning controls. To provide support to the team in meeting all statutory requirements and effective performance whilst supporting training and development for staff to meet the needs of the business and all customers in accordance with best practice standards and other performance measures.
Full job description available on request

What you'll need to succeed
Applicants must have the following qualifications and experience:
Degree in a Planning related subject (e.g. Town Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Planning).


A minimum of two years' relevant professional and technical planning experience working in a planning environment.


Alternatively, consideration will be given to candidates who do not possess the required educational qualifications but who can demonstrate a minimum of four years' relevant professional and technical planning experience working in a planning environment.


Knowledge of the role of planning within local government. Knowledge of relevant Northern Ireland Planning Policy and Legislation.

What you'll get in return
Salary £32,076 pro rata

Annual leave is 23 days plus bank/stat holidays.

Hours per week is 37.5.

Online timesheet submission via Hays Workspace

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