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Validation Officer

Closing date: 06/12/2020

Reference: REQ102557

30 hours / Fixed-Term

20,092 - 21,322 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

A fixed term opportunity has arisen within the Corporate Service Support Team to help provide support to the Development Control Team, providing a key function around the initial validation of planning applications submitted to the Authority.

The successful candidate will provide technical support in the provision of objectives in relation to Systems, Customer Services and Partnership Support, and contribute to the Strategic objectives of the Council in relation to the built environment.

This opportunity would suit an individual with a methodical approach to work with excellent attention to detail. The successful applicant must have excellent IT skills. Any experience of Development Management procedures would be desirable.

As a result of Covid19 the Council continues to follow Welsh Government guidelines and as a result this post would initially be home working.

Job Description and Person Specification

Should you wish require any further information about this role please contact: Greg Jones, Corporate Manager on

Note:  We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Democratic Services

We play a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient management of the decision-making process of the Council, including support and advice to Councillors; PA, administrative and project management support to all service areas; facilitating elections; the communications team; translation and the Welsh Language policy officer.  Our key functions include: 

  • Corporate Service Support: PA and Administrative support; Business support including project management and minute taking.
  • Democratic Services: Councillors; Council, Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Regulatory Committees.
  • Electoral Services: General and local elections; Management of electoral register.
  • Communications Team: Manage communication activities corporately; support services in campaigns and projects; deal with the press and media; develop and issue press releases; manage social media pages.
  • Translation: Documents and simultaneous translation.
  • Welsh Language Standards: Operational; Policy making; Promotion; Monitoring; Service delivery.
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