The Council’s Planning Services are responsible for providing a comprehensive service including development management, planning policy and building control. We are seeking a Business Support Officer who will perform a key role providing support within the Planning Services area.
You will provide important administrative and technical support to the processing of Planning and Building Control applications and assist in the processing of Planning and Enforcement appeals within the legislative timetables.
You will have an eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines in a busy office. You will have experience of carrying out a range of administrative tasks using computerised and manual information systems including data input and retrieval, recording payments, banking cheques, responding to customer enquiries as well as filing, photocopying and dealing with incoming post and emails.
You will need good communication skills, both written and verbal, to deal with customer enquiries on a range of different functions by email and over the telephone. Good IT skills and the ability to work accurately and methodically are essential.
The Council offers in return a generous flexi time scheme with the ability to take two flexi days a month, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), discounted health and leisure membership, plus many more excellent benefits.
Woking Borough Council offers in return, competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, pleasant open plan working environment at the Civic Offices and excellent career opportunities exist for committed individuals. Further benefits are detailed in the job pack.
Upon successful completion of the probationary period, you will work towards achieving a work based qualification, as part of your ongoing learning and development.
For an informal discussion about the position please contact Christine Duplock, Planning Business Support Manager on 01483 743437.
Interviews will take place on Monday 1 October 2018.
How to apply
Woking Borough Council values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Please apply online via the link provided.