The City Council’s Planning and Housing Policy Team needs a GIS Officer. The post holder will manage spatial data and provide mapping to support the preparation of the local plan and other planning policy, conservation and regeneration tasks.
Applications are invited from experienced or GIS Graduates/Specialists or, potentially, capable recent Data Management/GIS graduates, or graduates in subjects with an environmental or spatial focus including geography and environmental science, who can demonstrate familiarity, and the potential to develop competences, in Spatial Data Management and GIS. The post holder will be responsible for collating, creating and analysing data using ArcGIS and MS Access and be comfortable using the council’s other data management software.
The post holder will be part of a busy team that prepares the local plan, delivers the housing strategy and the conservation (heritage management) functions. The post holder will work alongside our experienced part-time GIS Officer. The ability to develop and maintain good working arrangements and a willingness to engage and interact with a wide range of colleagues, external partners and stakeholders is an essential attribute.
An interest in planning policy and the ability to confidently communicate and reliably represent the council in responding to queries from the community in person and in writing are useful attributes.
A full UK driving licence is essential, as the post holder will be required to attend site visits throughout the district which will include travelling to remote and isolated locations.
This post is permanent. The hours of work for this position are generally 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, but there are occasional reasonable requirements to assist and attend at evening and weekend meetings and consultation events. The council operates a Flexible Working Hours Scheme which applies to this post. This post is based at Morecambe Town Hall.
Earlier last 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.
For further information please contact Maurice Brophy, Service Manager – Planning and Housing Strategy, on 01524 582330 or Paul Hatch, Principal Planning Officer, on 01524 582329.
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: Tuesday 17 November 2020