This is an exciting time for Barrow Borough Council, with the Local Plan recently adopted, its ambitious growth plans which meet the needs of existing and future residents can start to be realised, and you could be part of this working in our busy and ambitious team. The post is offered on a full time basis 37 hours per week.
We are looking for a Senior Planning Officer within the Policy Regeneration & Information Team, part of Development Services, to take on the challenge to shape and improve the Borough. We can offer a considerable variety of work including planning policy, regeneration, masterplanning and project management.
You should have a degree, or equivalent, in Planning or a closely related subject and have prior relevant experience in the field of planning. As this is a senior role experience of leading a project or a team would be an advantage.
You will have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with members of the public, colleagues and members, and to work effectively with stakeholders. Good written and interpersonal communication skills are essential. You will be able to work effectively under pressure, observe deadlines and work successfully independently and as part of a team.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information and advice in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.
The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure.
For more information and an informal discussion about the position ring Helen Houston (Development Services Manager) on (01229) 876363.
To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk to apply online.
Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: This advert will be periodically reviewed, following applications from suitable candidates.
The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.
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