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Preston City Council
£40,760-£41,675 - Plus Casual User Car Allowance
Closing date
7 Jun 2019
DEDM 01002/01003
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Salary: £40,760-£41,675 - Plus Casual User Car Allowance

Development Directorate - Planning. This is an exciting time to be in Preston and the directorate is playing its part in making the city a great place to live, work and visit. Planning is an important function of the Council, as it is about place-making, managing the quality of development and ensuring it is sustainable. There is a significant amount of developer interest in the city, supported by the City Deal and it is important that this makes a positive impact. This is already starting to happen and it is vital that this continues.

We are investing in our Planning service in order to deliver our corporate priorities. We are seeking two enthusiastic, motivated and well organised individuals to take up the Principal Planning Officer roles within the Development Management team.

In the Principal Planning Officer role you will lead one of two Development Management teams and deal with a wide range of management and professional technical work in a service that has achieved significant performance improvements in recent years. You will be expected to hit the ground running in dealing with major planning applications across the City, covering numerous and often complex planning issues. As such you should have excellent communication and negotiation skills and an extensive knowledge and experience of the planning system as well as current planning legislation, policies and procedures. You must have the ability to manage and motivate staff to secure quality outcomes and provide value for money. You must have excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and at times to work under pressure to work to deadlines.

To be successful in the role you will need:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in Town Planning (preferably RTPI recognised)
  • Full Membership of the RTPI
  • Significant experience in Development Management

For an informal chat about these roles, please contact Natalie Beardsworth, Head of Development Management and Building Control, on 01772 906501 or email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 7th June 2019.

Interview Dates 20th and 21st June 2019

Apply on-line by clicking on the 'Apply Button'.  Alternatively telephone the 24 hour recruitment line on 01772 906914, quoting the vacancy reference number for an application pack.

Completed forms must be returned to Human Resources, 1st Floor, Town Hall or emailed to [email protected]

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