Senior Planning Policy Officer

Copeland - Lake District
£32,486 - £35,444 (including Market Factor Supplement)
02 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

With its stunning heritage coastline, outstanding and culturally significant landscape including the western Lake District World Heritage site, the best preserved Georgian town in the country and a picturesque historic harbour, Copeland is a popular place to live and visit. It is home to the infamous “Wainwright’s Coast to Coast” and C2C cycle route, and a short distance to some of the most beautiful mountains and lakes in England. The borough is also one of the most affordable housing locations in England.

The Council is very much open for business and is committed to an ambitious growth agenda.  Already acknowledged as a Centre of Nuclear Excellence and with one of the fastest growing economies in the UK the Council is working hard to deliver new development and secure a sustainable legacy for its communities. There is significant developer interest in a number of high profile schemes within the main towns of the borough and these will provide excellent opportunities for career advancement over the next few years. .  

We are looking to recruit talented and ambitious individuals who are keen to build their careers while at the same time make a significant contribution to shaping the future of Copeland.

We are looking for an experienced and creative planning professional to help lead the production, Examination and Adoption of the Copeland Local Plan together with Supplementary Planning Documents and masterplanning of key sites. 

Benefits include Flexible Working Hours, Pension, Life Assurance, Child Care Vouchers, Relocation Assistance, and a strong commitment to Education and Training Support.

For an informal discussion please contact Nick Hayhurst, 01946 598331 or Chris Hoban 01946 598439

To request an application pack, please email or you can complete an application form online at .  Alternatively telephone 01946 598300 or contact Customer Services, Copeland Borough Council, The Market Hall, Whitehaven Cumbria CA28 7JG

Closing Date: Friday 16th March 2018

Interviews will be held week commencing 26th March 2018

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