Technical Support Officer.2103

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/08/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Planning / Building Control
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Number of posts:
Closing date:
1 Aug
Further Information

Technical Support Officer (CRT) – Planning Services

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
The Technical Planning team sits within Planning Services and employs approx. 20 employees to deal with a variety of administrative and technical duties relating to the planning process.

The Role
We are seeking to appoint 2 x Fixed term Technical Support Officer (CRT) to join our Technical Support Team with a focus on validating and registering planning enquires & applications for Planning Services, other duties will involve data input, uploading and redacting information, using GIS software systems, prepare and issue Planning Decision notices and to assist other professional staff members. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

You will need to be enthusiastic, with a positive, can-do attitude; enjoy supporting those around you, and be a real team player.

You will be responsible in providing administrative support to the various functions of the Planning Service. The role will be varied, fast paced, and requires a high degree of accuracy. We would like you to help us continue to develop our Service to an outstanding standard.

You will be responsible for organising your tasks in the most effective and efficient way possible and will report directly to the Technical Planning Officer (CRT).

Full details can be found in the job description.

We are offering:
-A starting salary of £20,092 -£21,748 (Band 4)
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
-25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
-Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

Essential requirements:
-Effective IT skills, aptitude with specialist software and able to use ICT to achieve work objectives
-Recent experience in DC or DM support or recent experience in a business support role, in a relevant context and service
-Knowledge of the operational and procedural issues relating to the Development Management service.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Liam.Hall@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 1st August 2021

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please click here.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.