Planning Assistant

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    Michael McAlinden

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Job Role:Planning Assistant


We are recruiting a Planning Assistant for our client who will be responsible to a Senior Planning Officer, through a Planning Officer in the Development Management and Enforcement Team, for the provision of a high quality, efficient and effective Planning Service in the council area.


Location – Newtownabbey

Hours of Work – 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Salary - £14.38ph


What the role entails:


·         Undertake research, monitoring, surveys and site inspections/meetings at various locations across the Borough and respond to consultations ensuring that the Council’s views are expressed effectively.

·         Demonstrate a team approach to achieving the objectives of the Section through full flexibility in relation to tasks undertaken.

·         Provide a high level of internal and external customer service including taking ownership of customer queries and complaints and following issues through to completion.

·         Continuously develop personal knowledge and skills to enhance internal and external customer service

·         Promote equality and diversity across all service areas through clear leadership, effective policy implementation and demonstrating appropriate behaviours in line with Council values.


Essential Criteria:


·         HNC/HND in Planning, Surveying and Cartography or BTEC Higher National Certificate in Land Administration (Planning) or an equivalent/higher standard of qualification


·         ONC/OND/BTEC National Diploma in Planning, Surveying and Cartography or BTEC National Diploma in Land Administration (Planning) and an aggregate of at least four years relevant experience*. The four years’ experience may include up to three years relevant full-time study


·         Ability to set clear objectives and targets and plan and review activities

·         Ability to prioritise and manage own work and the work of others

·         Strong organisational skills

·         Full current driving licence or, if a disability prevents driving, access to a suitable form of transport to enable the duties of the post to be carried out in full



If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV to or call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register for this role.