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 minor and small-scale major planning applications, heritage related applications and enforcement matters 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 an appropriate planning degree or equivalent and be a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute or be working towards full membership.
A full current UK driving licence is essential, as it is a requirement of this role to travel to multiple external sites 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 an excellent Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. Subject to the needs of this business, this may allow employees to work between the hours of 6:00am-10:30pm. This post is based at Morecambe Town Hall.
This post is temporary until 13 March 2022, with an anticipated start date of 1 April 2021.
Lancaster City Council has 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.
Interview date: Thursday, 11 March 2021