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Planning Technician- Public Sector

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Industry: Public Sector

Company: BDS(Northern)Limited

Location: Camden Town, Greater London

Salary: £15.57/hour

Planning Technician- Public SectorDescription: BDS are currently recruiting for a Planning technician to work in a busy local authority environment. The position consists of 36 Hours Per week working from 9.00 - 17.30. This is a temporary role initially to start asp and until at least September. The desired candidate will have knowledge of the following: Validating planning applications both in paper form and online. Entering applications into the system, assessing whether the planning application can be registered and contacting customer by phone, email or post to resolve any application issues. Logging, re-dacting planning comments, enforcement complaints, tree applications. The post holder is required to think creatively and show innovation and initiative in resolving queries. This role will work closely with all members of the Development management service. The post holder will need to be a self-starter who can exercise judgement, without reference to technical staff, on non-technical matters when dealing with applications and other service requests. Work is carried out within clearly defined rules and procedures, and the post holder is expected to manage and make decisions regarding their own workload. Any competing priorities that cannot be resolved on their own should be raised with the Team Manager. The post holder will often be in a customer-facing environment, and so will have to manage the demands of customers. This may require the post holder to adjust their approach and style when dealing with the customer. Post holders will require excellent communication skills and must have confidence in their ability to deal with challenging customers as well as coping with stressful situations. Required local authority experience and desirable use of Northgate M3 system. Please email a CV as soon as possible for consideration

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