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 working towards full membership.
A full current UK driving licence is essential, as the post holder will be required to undertake site visits across the District.
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 the business, this may allow employees to work between the hours of 0600-2230. This post is permanent and is based at Morecambe Town Hall, although home working arrangements are currently in place due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
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: Monday 14 December