Planning Assistant (Lisburn)

Ashton Recruitment requires a Planning Assistant for our client based in Lisburn.

Job Title: Planning Assistant

Location: Lisburn

Duration: Temporary

Rate of pay: £17.59 per hour

Hours: 37 hours per week

To provide professional and technical planning advice, guidance and recommendations in respect of development management matters and to assist with the delivery of the Council’s responsibilities and statutory functions in regard to a range of planning matters.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Validation and processing of planning applications under the supervision of a planning officer;
  • Carry out site visits, participate in site meetings and write up reports of site visits;
  • Assess planning applications and form recommendations for discussion at internal group meetings;
  • Carry out consultations on planning related matters including attendance at meetings as required (as required);
  • Assist planning officers with the generation of decision notices, preparation of material for planning appeals and inquiries;

Essential Criteria:


  • A third level qualification in a planning related subject (HNC, HND, NVQ Level 4, Degree) or equivalent


1.2 At least six months’ experience in the following areas:

– Working in a planning environment including experience of planning policy work or processing of planning applications or investigation of enforcement complaints; and

– Working within a customer focussed environment dealing effectively with members of the public.

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