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 commence or 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 householder planning applications and dealing with associated enforcement matters throughout the Lancaster District.
You must have a degree or equivalent, be a strong communicator, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have an interest in the built environment and place making.
A full current UK driving licence is essential, as the post holder will be required to undertake site visits across the District.
This post is permanent. The hours of work for this position are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday. On occasion, work outside of normal working hours will be required in accordance with the needs of the Service. 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.
This post is based at Morecambe Town Hall.
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.
We are a Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community
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, 20 April 2021
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.