Lancaster City Council are pleased to offer a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated individual to join our Development Management Team as a Planning and Building Apprentice.
This role involves the initial processing of both Planning and Building Regulations applications, operating the Council’s electronic document management and back office computer systems, advising members of the public on Planning and Building Control matters and general administrative duties as required.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills, have a keen eye for detail and a willingness to learn about all aspects of the Planning and Building Regulations system.
As an apprentice you will work towards a Business Administration Level 3 qualification, which is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.
Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will be appointed to the permanent post of Planning and Building Technician. The Planning and Building Technician role is 25.9 hours per week a week on Grade 6 (SCP 2 04-07), which is £18,933 to £20,092 per annum (pro rata). The starting salary will be SCP 04, £18,933 per annum, pro rata. The successful candidate will receive an increment on an annual basis until they reach the top of the grade
The hours of work for this position is 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday based at Morecambe Town Hall. 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.
Please note: In order to be eligible for this apprenticeship your current qualifications in the subject area of Business Administration cannot be higher than the level of this apprenticeship. If you would like to contact us regarding this please email email@example.com
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: To be confirmed