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Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)

Employer
Lancaster City Council
Location
Morecambe Town Hall, Lancaster
Salary
£37,890-£41,881 per annum
Closing date
11 Feb 2022
Reference
147a_21

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Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)

The current salary for this post is: £37,890-£41,881 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 147a_21

Lancaster District is an exciting place to work as it comprises coastal, rural and urban areas, each with their own development and regeneration opportunities, including Eden North, the Canal Quarter, and expansions of Heysham Port and Lancaster University.

In this context, Lancaster City Council is pleased to offer a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to progress their planning career in the Council’s planning applications team. It is one of the highest performing planning application teams in the country, dealing with a range of planning related applications across the District, meaning that the workload remains varied and engaging.

You will gain valuable experience of determining strategic major planning applications of regional and national importance throughout the Lancaster District.

You must have relevant Development Management experience, have working knowledge of relevant planning legislation, procedures and policies, be a strong communicator, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. You will also need a degree or equivalent.

Earlier this year Lancaster City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.

A full current UK driving licence is essential, as the post holder will be required to undertake site visits across the district in a lone working capacity, including some remote and challenging locations

The hours of work for this position are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday. The Council currently operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. This post is based at Morecambe Town Hall.

Earlier this year Lancaster City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.

We are a Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.

Closing date: 11 February 2022

Interview date: TBC

 

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