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Planning Assistant

Bracknell Forest Council
£22,911 - £27,905 + £609 LWA
Time Square, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/03/2020 at 23:55 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

We will provide a graduate in planning or related fields an excellent opportunity to take forward your career.  Come and join an authority which is currently experiencing a rise in planning applications.

Bracknell Forest is a Unitary Authority situated in an area facing continuing growth pressures. Large housing developments are now coming forward and we have a regenerated town centre with new retail outlets, homes, restaurants and leisure facilities.  In order to deal with increased development activity we are seeking to appoint a Planning Assistant to deal with smaller schemes.  You will gain valuable experience and contribute to shaping development within Bracknell Forest that we can be proud of.


Because we’re Bracknell Forest. 


What it’s like working in our team…

We are a friendly and busy team, mainly dealing with householder planning applications and schemes up to 10 dwellings/1,000m2 of commercial floorspace and planning enforcement matters. Sometimes the work is challenging however there is also time for finding creative solutions and every day is different.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…


The role is to process and determine planning applications as part of the Development Management Section. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with good communication skills to provide advice to those using our services, particularly responding to enquiries from members of the public in relation to householder and smaller commercial developments.  The successful candidate will work in the Development Management Team and will gain experience in dealing with pre-application enquires, planning applications and associated appeals.


The benefits you will experience are…


  • We will pay you Annual Subscription to an annual professional body.
  • Opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.


What we’re looking for…


We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable person with a strong focus on customer service who is willing and able to undertake a variety of duties expected of a Planning Assistant. 


Interview date


Interviews will be held on Thursday 9 April 2020



Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:


Name: Basia Polnik

Job Title: Development Management Team Manager

Phone Number: 01344 351134 or basia.polnik@bracknell-forest.gov.uk


As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.


Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Further information on this vacancy