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Planning Apprentice (Chartered Town Planner Level 7 Apprenticeship)

Kirklees Council
High Street Buildings, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NQ
£23,080.00 - £30,451.00 annually
Closing date
26 Jun 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports on the development and implementation of planning policies and plans
  • Dealing with a caseload of planning applications submitted by the public and businesses
  • Investigating and preparing reports for enforcement action and advising on complaints concerning possible unauthorised development under planning and associated legislation
  • Providing advice to the public, external stakeholders and colleagues regarding planning issues
  • Developing professional relationships with internal and external customers and communicating effectively through written correspondence, telephone or in person.
  • Dealing with a range of technical paperwork/plans
  • Assisting/attending with meetings and events across the district.
  • Completing all paperwork and other associated administrative tasks to deadline and in accordance with any associated legislation
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across the service to promote continuous service improvement

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

We are looking for people with a commitment to Kirklees who are able todemonstrate their passion to become a Chartered Town Planner and possessing core skills such as ability to problem solve, attention to detail, creative thinking, good communication and the ability to beboth a team player and work on your own.

Personal qualities

The right behaviours and attitudes are as important to us as the skills you bring to the job. We expect all our employees to demonstrate the following behaviours:
  • Positive
  • Honesty
  • Respectful
  • Flexible
  • Communicative
  • Supportive

Desired qualifications

  • Prior learning at degree level (Level 6) in Town Planning or a related subject achieving a minimum 2.1 degree
  • 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C (Grade 4) including maths and English

Future prospects

Successful apprentices will gain a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) fully accredited qualification.

Things to consider

Equality, diversity and inclusion are essential to our academic and business strengths.We believe that excellence comes through recognising the value of each individual.

Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):
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