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Major Applications Lead

Employer
Worcestershire County Council
Location
Hybrid working and Worcester
Salary
Up to £33,426
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Sector
Central Government, Local Authority
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Team Leader
Specialism
Planning
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The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

While you are working hard and doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you. We encourage a great work life balance, we offer a generous annual leave scheme with the opportunities to purchase additional leave, we provide an excellent Pension Scheme and champion opportunities for training, learning, development and career progression.

We have one of the fastest growing economies in the country and it’s something we are incredibly proud of. Our investment into infrastructure is greater now than at any stage in the last 30 years as we strive to ensure Worcestershire is a fantastic place to live, work, travel through and do business in.

The Economy and Infrastructure (E&I) Directorate lives and breathes the County Council’s key priority of Worcestershire being ‘Open for Business’. We promote economic growth by reducing journey times, improving connectivity and increasing employment opportunities throughout the county. We wouldn’t be able to do any of that without our dedicated staff. Our teams are made up of talented individuals including engineers, planners, surveyors, project managers and civil engineering professionals with a wide variety of skills and qualifications to support the delivery of our corporate priorities.

This is particularly interesting time to join our friendly and hardworking Planning Development Management team, with the new infrastructure and minerals applications expected soon.

In this role, you’ll be determining major infrastructure and resource planning applications such as the County Council's own applications for new roads, bridges, railway stations, schools, and libraries; providing pre-application advice to potential applicants, including internal applicants; discharge of planning conditions; and contributing to the assessment of strategic planning applications for new housing, employment and infrastructure.

You’ll have knowledge and experience of planning, ideally Development Management. Perhaps this is the next step in your career? You might be a Planner from either the public or private sector seeking to focus on fewer, but larger applications.

Rewards

In return you’ll get access to lots of training and development and the following benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (potential to match up to 30 days)
  • Career average pension scheme
  • Relocation package up to £10,000 (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Access to a range of leisure, fashion, travel and lifestyle discounts

Flexible Working

We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home

Equality

Worcestershire County Council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring that all appointments are made based on the suitability of a candidate to the role only.

We are inclusive – this is important to us, and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

In line with the "Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, we do not automatically reject applicants with a criminal record. Every application will be considered individually, considering the nature and circumstances of the conviction and the type of work applied for. You will not be asked to disclose 'spent' convictions unless the work requires access to children and vulnerable adults.

Application closing date: 23 May 2022.

Interview date: 17 June 2022.

For an informal chat, please contact Steven Aldridge at saldridge@worcestershire.gov.uk or call 01905 843510

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the essential criteria to saldridge@worcestershire.gov.uk

 

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