Development Management Officer

Based at the Guildhall, Gainsborough
Band 8 £27,741 to £31,346 per annum
26 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Officer

Development Management Officer

Band 8 £27,741 to £31,346 per annum

West Lindsey is one of the largest districts in England, covering 1,156km2 and with a population of around 95,000 people. West Lindsey is a predominantly rural district, with its administrative centre in Gainsborough on the River Trent, and the historic market towns of Market Rasen and Caistor to the east, nestling into the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Development Management Team receives over 1,500 applications a year for planning permission, listed building consent, advertisement consent and other related applications.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic person to join our Development Management team, where you will be responsible for taking on a diverse caseload of planning and related applications. Whether a recently qualified, or an experienced officer, to succeed in this role it is essential that you are outcome-focused and dedicated to achieving high-quality development. You should have a sound understanding of current and emerging planning legislation, be a good problem solver and able to identify solutions that will achieve the best results for both our applicants and communities. You will be the lead planning officer for a diverse caseload of applications, and supported by senior colleagues as your knowledge and career develops. This post benefits from flexible working, a minimum of 28 days annual leave and an essential car user allowance.

To be eligible for this role, candidates must be qualified to at least degree level in a planning related discipline and hold (or hold qualifications that are eligible for) membership of the RTPI.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button' for more details about the role and to apply online. Please note we do not accept CV’s as a form of application.

Applicants will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Scotland check.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview invites will be sent out via email.

If you would like to discuss the role, contact George Backovic on 01427 676662 or Russell Clarkson on 01427 676641.

Closing date: 17th May 2021.

Interview date: 27th/ 28th May 2021.

The Council has a commitment to equal opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Also we operate a no smoking policy.