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Development Planning Assistant

Closing date: 18 September 2019 | Salary: £18,810.00 | Location: St Mellons |

Job Summary 

Job Title

Development Planning Assistant

Directorate

Operations

Reports to

Team Leader Development Planning

Direct reports

0

Welsh language requirements

 Essential Level 1

Location

St Mellons

 

Post number

200064

Grade

2 - £18,810.00

Contract type

Permanent

Work pattern

37 Hours a week, Mon to Friday

Working environment

Office with occasional site visits

 

Application information

Application closing date

18/09/2019

Interview to take place on and where

TBC

To apply send your completed application form to

Recruitment@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

If you have any queries, contact

Gemma Beynon (Development Planning TL South East Wales)

Gemma.Beynon@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

 

Job Context

Job Purpose

The post holder will play a key role in provide effective administrative and business support to the team who assess development proposals for potential environmental impacts across the breadth of NRW interests. The team respond to Local Development Plan and development casework consultations across several Local Planning Authority areas. They ensure advice is provided to customers that influences sustainable place making and supports the sustainable management of natural resources.

Where this role sits

The role sits within one of the four spatial Development Planning advice teams in our National Development Planning Service.

Applying for Vacancy

The following categories will be used to assess the quality of applications both at sift and interview. Please read the whole of the Role Description to ascertain at what level this information needs to be presented.

  • Collaborating with others
  • Advising and Influencing
  • Customer Focus
  • Qualifications and Skills 

 

Role Description 

Job Purpose:

The post holder will play a key role in supporting the work of the team who assess development proposals for potential environmental impacts across the breadth of NRW interests. The team respond to Local Development Plan and development casework consultations across several Local Planning Authority areas. They ensure advice is provided to customers that influences sustainable place making and supports the sustainable management of natural resources.

Key Job Accountabilities:

Provide effective administrative and business support to the team.

Maintain business information systems (hardcopy and electronic) including the planning IT system.

Enter application data accurately onto the planning data management systems.

Produce information from IT systems.

Handle and respond to basic customer inquiries.

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

Education to GCSE level standard or relevant work experience.

Able to work well as part of a team

Customer focussed with effective communication skills and good telephone manner

Good organisational skills

Ability to manage and prioritise a busy workload and deliver results to timescales.

Able to utilise standard IT systems.

What you will do

You will provide a range of administrative or business support that provides information and supports the activities of the function.

You will gather, collect, check, validate and accurately record data for the use by others.

You will undertake work and tasks that has the potential to impact on third parties if inaccurate or incorrect.

You will follow an agreed plan of work, prioritising tasks when appropriate.

You will resolve problems that arise by applying initiative and judgement.

You will take responsibility for the safe and effective use of NRW equipment and information.

You will provide guidance to new or temporary employees.

Who you will be working with

You will work with colleagues carrying out similar and different aspects of the work, which may include leading on some specific tasks requiring you to give clear guidance or instruction to others.

You will have contact with the general public and third parties to provide and exchange information.

Where you will be working

Your role will be primarily office based but may entail travel between different NRW locations, as well as working at partner organisations and other premises.

What knowledge and skills you need

You will have previous practical work experience and gained a reasonable level of administrative competence.

You will be able to understand and follow policies and procedures.

You will have good communication, literacy, numeracy and IT skills and an understanding of health and safety requirements and the implications in relation to work activity.

You do not require any specific academic or technical qualifications but it is expected that you will have achieved a reasonable standard of education equivalent to Level 2 of the Credit & Qualifications Framework for Wales, which may have included some element of study of an administrative/ business support discipline, or you will have the equivalent level of knowledge.

You will be required to complete on the job training to comply with any statutory regulations relating to your work, such and those related to health and safety.

What other information is relevant to your job

This role description sets out a broad indication of the role, where it sits within the overall NRW structure and indicative expectations of the post holder. It is not intended to provide a detailed description of all tasks and activities. This document should be read in conjunction with the job specific Personal Development Plan which sets out the specific activities and projects to be delivered during the year.

Before applying for this role please read the candidate guidance

Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability and we have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

We are an employer of choice because we put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.

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