Blackpool Council offers an exciting opportunity to work in the UK’s most popular seaside resort, synonymous with fun and entertainment, attracting more than 10 million visitors a year. Blackpool is also the main retail, public administration, cultural and service centre for the Fylde Coast, supporting a population of around 326,000.
Our offices are located in the heart of Blackpool Town Centre which offers a full range of services with the famous Blackpool Tower and seafront just around the corner.
The Development Management team is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced planner to play a key role in shaping the future of the resort. Dealing with major development proposals of significance and assisting in the management of the team, you will have a proven track record of managing a complex and challenging caseload including excellent inter-personal skills and effective negotiation. Up-to-date knowledge of planning policy and legislation is essential. Blackpool offers a unique experience to broaden your professional experience and deliver real difference.
The right candidate will have significant post qualification experience of Development Management work. Management support and decision-making experience would be valuable but is not essential. In addition to your caseload, your responsibilities will include supporting the Head of Development Management in the determination of minor applications; supporting less experienced colleagues; advising colleagues in planning enforcement; and contributing towards the development of planning policy. As senior, you will deal with some of the most significant developments in the town, and be part of the ongoing regeneration and transformation of our iconic resort.