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Planner – Applications or Compliance (Maternity cover)

Lake District National Park Authority
Competitive salary
Closing date
23 Aug 2021

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About Us

The Lake District National Park is England’s largest World Heritage Site, inscribed due to its outstanding universal values of Identity, Inspiration and Conservation.

We have an opportunity for a Planner to join Lake District National Park Authority’s busy development management team to provide maternity cover until 31st December 2022.

Your Benefits

- Salary of £20,853 - £33,220 dependent upon experience, knowledge and skill (pro rata)

- Working on a wide range of diverse projects within the Lake District National Park

- Local Government Pension Scheme

- Customisable benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme; purchase of additional leave

- Flexitime and a great working environment

This is the ideal role for a proven planning professional from either a planning application or compliance background to take on a new challenge supporting our National Park.

Based in the thriving market town of Kendal on the edge of the Lake District, you will discover a breath-taking working environment and teams of engaging, supportive people.

So, if you care about sustaining the future of the National Park’s spectacular living and working landscape, rich built and cultural heritage and diverse natural environment, we want to hear from you.

Your Role

As a Planner, you will play a key role in the delivery of our high-quality planning service, This role will see you specialise in one of two areas, either planning applications or planning compliance.

Within the planning application area, you will handle a diverse caseload that covers the entire development management sphere. You’ll make recommendations regarding planning proposals, present to the Planning Committee and represent our organisation at appeals.

Taking on planning compliance work will see you handling planning enforcement activities, investigating alleged breaches of control and making recommendations on the expediency of action. You will also prepare formal notices and representing us at appeal or in court.

About You

To be considered as a Planner, you will need:

- Previous development management experience dealing with either planning applications or compliance

- A highly organised approach and used to dealing with a range of tasks and deadlines

- Demonstrable analytical ability

- The ability to balance relevant considerations and reach well-reasoned conclusions

- Great communication and negotiation skills

We’d like to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Development Management Officer, Planning Applications Officer, Planning Compliance Officer, Planning Officer, Planning Policy Officer, National Park Planning Officer, Rural Planner, or Planner.

Interested in this role?

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Andrew Smith, Assistant Head of Service, or David McGowan, Head of Service.

We’re happy to talk about flexible working – let us know if you want to find out more.

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