Executive Planner



Executive Planners are responsible for implementing programmes of work in the Planning Department and for providing a multiplicity of planning services and related services. Executive Planner positions are multi-faceted and may include some or all of the following key service areas:

  • Development Management
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Economic Development
  • Forward Planning and Sustainable Development
  • Community Development

Executive Planners will be required to input into multi-disciplinary project teams on occasions, under the direction and supervision of the Senior Planner or other appropriate officer.

The Executive Planner will from time to time be required to deputise for a Senior Executive Planner or more senior personnel and must be willing to take on this challenge. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated person, with a strong sense of commitment to delivering quality public services and shall demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of:

  • Local Authority services, its key stakeholders and relationships
  • Local Government Structures and its democratic role and mandate
  • Current Local Government issues, future trends and strategic direction of the sector, particularly in relation to planning policy and practice
  • Key policies guiding the local government sector
  • National, Regional and Local planning issues
  • Fostering and maintaining wide ranging productive working relationship both internally and externally to the organisation
  • Implementing change
  • Integrity and public service values

The successful candidate should also be able to demonstrate the following:-

  • Good knowledge of local government functions, services and activities particularly in relation to planning and development legislation and procedures across the areas of forward planning, development management and enforcement in particular.
  • Current and future planning issues facing County Westmeath and its wider region
  • Administration and report writing
  • Awareness of and management of Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace
  • Strong I.T. skills, in particular word processing, presentation and GIS systems
  • Prioritising of work in an efficient and effective manner
  • Ability and experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good planning, operational and project management skills
  • Acting on own initiative
  • Dealing effectively with conflicting demands
  • Ability to work under pressure to achieve delivery of competing demands within prescribed timelines and deadlines
  • Good communication/presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates shall be of good character.
  • Candidates shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service
  • hold an honours degree in Planning (at least level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications);
  •  have at least five years’ satisfactory relevant experience of planning work;
  • possess a high standard of technical training and experience;
  • Possess a high degree of administrative experience

Organization Local Government Jobs Ireland
Industry Executives
Occupational Category Executive Planner
Job Location Cavan,Ireland
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 2 Years
Posted at 2022-09-20 12:40 pm
Expires on Expired