Assistant Planner

  • Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • Closing Date:
Company: Blackburn with Darwen Council
Salary: £24,491 - £27,741
Location: Blackburn with Darwen
Telephone: 01254 585585
  • Anywhere

Department: Place 

Terms and Conditions: 37 hours per week

Grade F SCP17-23 £24,491 – £27,741         

If you are a recent graduate with a degree in a built environment related discipline, or a person with equivalent qualification/experience, this is your chance to develop your skills and commence an exciting career in planning joining an ambitious local authority with a positive growth agenda.

As an Assistant Planner within the Development Management Team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of work dealing with minor planning applications, householder applications, and new housing development, design, and enforcement.

You will also have a profile within the Council more widely, with the opportunity to explore different services as you look to develop a possible career in Local Government.

You will be given every opportunity to progress through the career grade (Planner and Senior Planner) in order to become a Chartered Member of the RTPI. To be considered for this post you must meet the essential criteria in the Key Requirements.

For an informal discussion, please contact Gavin Prescott, Planning Manager 01254 585585 or email:

Please note to apply, please submit your CV which must evidence the requirements of the role profile along with a supporting statement outlining how you are suitable for the role and meet the key requirements.

The listing may also be closed before the closing date should sufficient applicants have been received.


Please be aware that, in line with new Government legislation, any of our roles that need to attend or work in a CQC Registered Service will require individuals to be fully vaccinated. The Government guidance ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes’ applies to every employee attending or working within these settings.

The regulations require individuals to have a MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine or evidence they are medically exempt from the requirement.

Appropriate checks of evidence of vaccination status or a medical exemption will be requested during the recruitment process, to ensure applicants are eligible to carry out the role. Individuals that have been vaccinated by the NHS in England may demonstrate their vaccination status using the NHS COVID Pass service via the following 3 routes:

  • the NHS App
  • the NHS website –
  • the NHS COVID Pass letter

An individual’s NHS appointment card cannot be used as proof of vaccination status

Even if your role does not satisfy these legal requirements, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 obliges employers to take reasonable steps to reduce any workplace risks, therefore we encourage all of our employees to be vaccinated to protect themselves and everyone else at the workplace.

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