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Planning Officer

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
Grade 7 Level 1 - 4 (£29,230 to £31,391 per annum)
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

Job Details

An excellent opportunity has arisen with City of York Council Building Services to join our planning team.

We are looking for someone with great organisational skills who will play a key role in the team helping to plan the daily work for the reactive maintenance of council housing stock and public buildings and schools.

Training will be provided to use our works management system. This will include raising works orders, helping to manage the planned servicing and reactive repairs ensuring that jobs are completed within the allocated time scales.

You will also liaise with contractors, trades people as you deal with complex enquiries and raise works orders with the correct trade and agree appointments that suit the requirements of customers.

Some experience of the construction industry is preferred.

You will also have the ability to deliver a consistently positive customer experience.

Experience using Microsoft Office is essential.

The post holder will be expected to work from our Hazel Court office during the training period. Following this there will be the opportunity for some working from home arrangements in discussion with your line manager.

The Council is committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

This role is suitable for job share.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Rebecca Beardshall, Customer Support and Planning Team Leader at  or on TEL 01904 555068.

As this role is public facing, applicants will need to demonstrate, at interview, their competency to converse and provide advice and guidance to members of the public, in spoken English to CEFR level C1: Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly. Only a conceptually difficult subject can hinder a natural, smooth flow of language.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for this role. Each role at CYC is different and your working arrangements will be determined based on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you and your needs as part of the recruitment process. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team.

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The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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01904 551550
City of York Council
Library Square
North Yorkshire

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