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Planning Consultation Support Volunteer


Reference: OPP0004526

Activities: Administration, Recording and monitoring

Starts: Anytime

Fazeley, Tamworth

The Trust's Planning team are seeking volunteer support as part of our planning consultation processes. The task will comprise the sourcing and downloading of documents supporting third party planning application consultations, mainly from Local Planning Authority websites. The task will be dependent on the basic use of IT systems and may require some telephone conversations with Local Planning Authorities. No previous knowledge of the Town & Country Planning system is required. This is a desk based role that will be based at our Fazeley office, Tamworth. We expect it to take around 10 hours per week and timings can be flexible within office opening hours.


This is an office based volunteer role and is likely to appeal to those looking for workplace experience or to get back into a workplace environment. The role will provide valuable support and generate benefits across the whole of the Spatial Planning Team and the Trust by adding value to existing processes.
You will receive “on the job” training in relation to our IT systems and gain a rudimentary knowledge of the statutory planning consultation process.

Skills required

You should be comfortable with basic computer usage and able to work under your own initiative at times with the drive to see tasks through to completion.

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