Planning Assistant (Policy)

  • St Helens Council
Company: St Helens Council
Salary: £24,799 to £26,317
Location: St Helens
Telephone: 01744 676708
  • Temporary
  • Anywhere

Temporary Maternity Leave Cover until 31 May 2021

Job Reference: PPP6

Department: Place Services

Grade: SCP 19-22

Hours Worked: 37 hours per week

Salary: From £24,799 to £26,317 per annum

Located at the heart of England’s North West and with a varied mix of cultural and leisure facilities and unique industrial heritage, St Helens offers great opportunities as a place to live and work. St Helens Borough Council plays a key role in the Liverpool City Region and wider area, and has an acknowledged reputation as providing excellent planning services.

We are dealing with an exciting range of planning challenges, balancing needs for major new development linked to the Council’s growth agenda against the protection of the Borough’s greenspaces and other environmental assets. At present we are at a crucial time in the development of our Local Plan.

We are looking for a Planning Assistant (Policy) who will help us over a 9 month period. Working in partnership with others, you will help to draft and implement policies and support the Local Plan through its examination in public. You will also have extensive contact with customers, assess feedback on the Plan from consultees and support other team members in this busy period. You must have knowledge of current planning legislation, guidance and procedures, excellent communication skills, and the ability to negotiate, analyse, interpret and make judgements. You will be able to work independently to tight deadlines and be an effective team player with proficient IT skills.

Ideally, you will also have experience of working in a town planning team and a recognised planning or similar qualification. Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. To discuss this exciting role please contact Lyndsey Darwin (Principal Planning Officer) at

For an application form and further details, please visit or contact Kristina Dixon: 01744 676708 or postal address: Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP

Closing date: 16 August 2020

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