Administration Officer (Planning Support)

Job Information

Salary: £19,008 - £22,227 p.a. bar to progression at £21,087 p.a.

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time (Open to Part Time/Job Share)

Hours: 37 per week (open to Part Time/Job Share)

Location: Hailsham


Working to a hybrid model, with office base at Hailsham, and some home working


We are looking for an Administration Officer to join our busy Planning Support Team, who are responsible for the processing of all planning applications and appeals within the district, as well as being the initial point of contact for planning application enquiries from external and internal agents/customers.


What will you be doing?

  • Providing administrative support to the team which processes over 3,500 applications per year.
  • Dealing with enquiries and requests for information from members of the public and internal colleagues.
  • Implementing service improvements, ensuring your work is prioritised and statutory deadlines are met.


What do you need?

  • Previous experience of working as an administrator.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to confidently deal with internal and external customers.
  • Strong attention to detail, able to multitask, be methodical and work to deadlines.
  • Good IT skills.
  • An ability to work under pressure which will be fundamental in providing effective support.


Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

Post number:  H6012                                    

Closing date:  9th October 2022

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Job Description

Closing Date: 09/10/2022

Interview Date: TBC

Post Number: H6012