|Planning Assistant - Development Monitoring|
|Date Posted:||15 May 2017|
|Vacancy Type:||LCIP Internship|
Duration: 8 weeks minimum
Placement type: Internship
Location: Islington Council, Islington
Hours: 35 hours per week
Hourly rate: £9.75 per hour (London Living Wage)
Start date: early/mid-June 2017
An exciting internship opportunity has arisen, working for the Local Planning Authority at Islington Council.
This is a full time position, 35 hours per week, due to start as soon as possible (early/mid June).
Islington is a diverse and vibrant inner London borough, which continues to experience a large amount of development and change. We have imaginative planning policies, a positive attitude to growth, and a desire to secure development which addresses key local priorities such as delivering affordable housing. A recently adopted set of policies sets out an ambitious vision for growth and change in Islington over the next 15 years.
The primary purpose of the role will be to carry out Islington Council’s annual completions survey to assess the status of current planning permissions in the borough. Key tasks and deliverables include;
· Physical site survey of all current planning permissions in the borough to see whether they have started, completed, lapsed or been superseded.
· Contact developers, applicants etc and use other third party data sources to corroborate site survey data and to assess sites where survey data is not clear.
· Input survey data into Islington Council’s development monitoring system.
Depending on progress on development monitoring surveys the post holder may be asked to contribute to other research and tasks to support the planning policy team.
The role will provide the intern with experience of working for a Local Planning Authority and enhanced knowledge of the planning process and systems used to monitor developments.
The ideal candidate will have;
· A degree in Geography, Planning, Regeneration or other related subjects.
· A good knowledge of the English planning system, including the planning permission process and the Use Classes Order.
· Ability to analyse planning decision notices, officers reports, S106 agreements, etc to glean information.
· Good organisational skills and ability to record data accurately.
· Ability to work independently.
· Ability to use own initiative and judgement when surveying sites.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Able to navigate and locate sites using maps.
· A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word, be computer literate and able to effectively use the internet to source data.
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