Planning Assistant

  • St Helens Council
  • Closing Date:
Company: St Helens Council
Salary: £23,866 to £25,463
Location: St Helens
Telephone: 01744 673238
  • Anywhere

Fixed Term for 2 Years

Job Ref: PPP7

Department: Place Services

Grade: SCP 26 to 28

Salary: from £23,866 to £25,463 per annum

Hours: 37 per week

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 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 24 month period. You will – working in partnership with others – 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.

This maybe an ideal opportunity for a Graduate, however you are not required to have a degree

To discuss this exciting role please contact Jonathan Clarke (Development Plans Manager) on 01744 676198.

For an application form and further details, please visit or contact Anna Wightman on telephone number: 01744 673238 or postal address: Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP or email address:

Closing Date: 17 June 2018

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