CV, British Town Or Urban Planner Targeting Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 5863
(28/01/82, female)
Skills keywords: administration, coordination, local government, project management, town/urban planning
Current location: Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map

RECENT EXPERIENCE                                                                                    

Romec Ltd. (Jointly owned by Balfour Beatty Plc & Royal Mail Group) Birmingham, UK

Install Coordinator (June 2011 – Present)

  • Planning of security installation projects for SW England. Nomination for “Customer Focus Excellence Award”.
Ernst & Young, Birmingham, UK

Recruitment Services Coordinator (Graduate) (Sept 2009 – Mar 2011)
  • Administration and coordination of the recruitment of new staff for the business.

Royal Town Planning Institute, Birmingham, UK

Planning Aid Volunteer (Nov 2009 – Mar 2011)
  • Surveyed members of the public to obtain community opinions into the future of a small district of Birmingham, UK.  Results utilised by Birmingham City Council as Evidence Base for Supplementary Planning Document.
Halton Borough Council (Small unitary authority area covering towns of Runcorn & Widnes, Cheshire, UK)

Area Planning Officer (Jun 2007 – Sept 2009)
  • Managed own caseload of planning applications and appeals throughout complete planning process.
  • Developed knowledge of local government democracy and political influence within urban planning.
  • Gave pre-application advice, prepared officer reports and drafted decision notices.
  • Balanced conflicting demands upon land-use to enable appropriate, sustainable development.
  • Presented planning applications orally at Development Control Committee meetings.
  • Trained Local Councillors on revised planning regulations.
  • Acted as planning representative for an allocated local Parish providing updates and advice.
  • Contributed to the preparation and consultation of Supplementary Planning Document ‘Design of Residential Development’..
RPS Group Plc, Liverpool & Manchester, UK

Planning Assistant (Sep 2004 – Jun 2007)
  • Assisted with the preparation and submission of planning applications and appeals to various local authorities nationwide.
  • Challenged local authority decisions by assisting with public inquiries and appeals.
  • Conducted research, sourcing all relevant ‘factual’ supporting documentation necessary to support planning applications at submission.
  • Prepared development briefs, planning statements and assisted with tender submissions and Environmental Impact Assessments.
  • Completed town centre health checks.
  • Chartered Member of Royal Town Planning Institute (UK), No. 47620, June 2008
  • Masters of Civic Design, The University of Liverpool, UK, December 2006 Pass
  • BA (Hons) Geography, The University of Liverpool, UK, July 2003 2:1

Australian Visa: Approved Working Holiday Visa, Subclass 417 (Entry into Australia deadline - 19/12/13)

Driving Licence: British, full and clean (car)

Interests: Exercise and using local gym for fitness classes. Also travel abroad and experiencing different cultures.

Personal Achievements:‘ Relay for Life’ (September 2008) for Cancer Research UK

Lone travel for one month in Australia (May/June 2010)

Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Australia