Technical Planning Assistant/Officer (Local Plan) - 141560
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Department of Place

Planning, Transportation and Highways


Technical Planning Assistant /Officer (Local Plan)

Band 7 – S02:  £20,541 – £30,756 pa

1 x 37 hours per week


Based at Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX


The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.


The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.



This is a great opportunity to work in a city with award winning shopping, parks, nature reserves, historic architecture, museums, galleries and first class leisure facilities; Bradford Metropolitan District has it all. As one of the largest and fastest growing Metropolitan Districts in the UK there has never been a more exciting place to work and help deliver the sustainable planning and regeneration agenda working with key partners.


Bradford is embarking on one of the most ambitious place making programmes to be seen in the UK to facilitate new housing and economic growth.  Local plan making is critical to enabling housing and economic growth, transforming the quality of place and securing the transport infrastructure that is essential to facilitate sustainable growth in the district.


If you think you have the technical and interpersonal skills to play an important role in the delivery of this transformational agenda then we would like to hear from you.


This is an exiting opportunity to join the Planning, Transportation & Highways Service and undertake the following key tasks:


  • To provide technical assistance in the preparation of a robust  and sound Local Plan and policy basis for the District particularly with regard to the collation processing and maintenance of up-to-date and broadly based spatial information  and data processing and reporting including availability of land for development, and other constraints and spatial designations.


  • To provide technical assistance in support of implementation and monitoring of the Local Plan and associated documents including the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) including to collection, processing and maintaining data sets and associated systems.


  • To provide technical assistance and support to the consultation and engagement and examination of the Local plan including web based information and electronic systems.


You will require:


  • At entry level ( Band 7) No experience of working in a planning office or related environment is required but is desirable.
  • Band 8 requires 2 years post qualification experience.
  • SO2 requires 3 years experience post corporate member or eligible to membership. 




  • RTPI recognised degree or equivalent in Town Planning OR in an appropriately related subject.


For further information regarding this post please contact Andrew Marshall, Planning & Transport Strategy Manager on 01274 434050 or email


Closing Date:  23 July 2018


Please find attached the Job Profile:   Techncial Planning Assistant/Officer (Local Plan) - JP.docx