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Graduate Planning Officer

  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: DVM002
  • Published: Thu 18/08/2022, 15:48 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/12/2022, 15:48 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Senior Officer Grade 1-2 (from £28,226 per annum) plus essential user car allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Cumbria

We are looking for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic individual to join our busy section to help to deliver the Council’s Development Management service, in accordance with Council policies, working within the newly restructured People & Place Directorate.

This is a new post and it is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week.

Due to the nature of the tasks involved, you must be able to negotiate construction sites safely, competently, and unsupervised, where there may be unmade ground and severe changes in levels, including climbing ladders and scaffolding.

We are looking for a team player who will positively contribute to the work and processes within the section and be flexible enough to contribute ideas as well as embrace change.

Your role will be varied and rewarding, dealing with your own caseload of planning applications covering a mix of development types to give you wide experience of current planning issues. There will also be opportunities to handle appeal and compliance cases, including working alongside other officers. You will also liaise with other departments and external partners where relevant.

You will have an ability to keep thorough and accurate records with excellent written and verbal skills, be able to organise your own workload, be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative. You should also be able to prepare Committee and Planning Panel reports, have excellent IT skills, and be familiar with Microsoft based office systems.

You will possess a good level of inter-personal skills. You must have the ability to travel efficiently around the Borough to conduct site visits and attend meetings; a full UK driving licence and access to a car would be an advantage.

You will be educated to RTPI accredited degree level in Planning or an appropriate environmental based subject.

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 to arrange an informal discussion about the position, email Jason Hipkiss at jahipkiss@barrowbc.gov.uk

 To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk/recruiters/barrow.aspx 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 hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

This vacancy will close when a suitable applicant is appointed, or a high volume of suitable applications is received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.  Applications will be assessed within three weeks of receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.  The situation will remain under review and the Authority reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time.

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and

from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.

 

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.  The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.

 

Barrow Borough Council is committed to protecting people’s privacy and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679).

 

Please use the following link to our website to view how we will

manage and process your personal data should you apply for this position:

https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/about-the-council/data-protection-and-privacy-statement/

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  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: DVM002
  • Published: Thu 18/08/2022, 15:48 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/12/2022, 15:48 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Senior Officer Grade 1-2 (from £28,226 per annum) plus essential user car allowance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Cumbria

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