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Job Title: Senior Planning Officer


Employer:
Lincolnshire County Council

Salary:
£40,221 - £44,428

Contract Type:
Full time

Location:
Lincoln, North East

Job Level:
Senior Planning Officer

Reference:
PJCOM2531A

Closing Date:
19/06/2024

Function:
Town Planning

Sector:
Public Sector

Specialism:
Development Management Team


Description

LCC is seeking to appoint a Senior Planning Officer to join the Development Management Team. The Team deals with waste, minerals and County Council development planning applications, enforcement and monitoring. 

About the role
Within the Development Management (DM) team, in partnership with others, we deliver expert planning advice to internal and external customers, process planning applications, pre-application enquiries to ensure the natural and built environment of Lincolnshire is safeguarded and to promote sustainable development. You will be the lead planning officer for a variety of applications but will be supported by senior colleagues as your knowledge and career develops. You will also have line management responsibility for one Planning Officer.

About you 
For this post, we are looking for somebody with a degree, or equivalent in planning or a related subject, and if not already, eligible to be a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. You should have a sound knowledge of current planning legislation and guidance. Experience in minerals and/or waste planning is also required as the case load of planning applications will involve dealing with a range of minerals and waste proposals, these needing a working knowledge of the technologies and process concerned.

The council operates a flexible working policy. The post is based at Lancaster House, in Lincoln, which is a modern open plan office, but day to day work is undertaken through hybrid working with attendance at the office generally required 1 or 2 days per week. You must hold a current driving licence and be able to visit sites anywhere in the county which range from schools, waste sites, landfill sites and quarries.

Key Responsibilities include

Appraise and make recommendations and decisions on a wide range of planning applications (these will often be major developments and/or complex and controversial applications) against Local and National Planning Policy, regulations, and legislative frameworks.
Negotiate with External Agencies and Applicants in a positive and constructive way to deliver sustainable development. 

Conduct public consultations in line with statutory requirements and Council policy to ensure that all parties affected by potential development can provide comment and appropriate input.
Respond to planning related enquiries from the Public, Councillors, prospective Applicants, and all other Customers to deliver timely and constructive advice and information.

Provide mentoring and support to the Planning Officer to ensure appropriate and effective service is delivered to the required standard.

Provide planning related advice and guidance through the pre-application process to all customers and interested parties to help ensure that future planning applications will be aligned to Local and National Planning Policy.
 

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:
  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more
Further details can be found here: Rewards and benefits – Lincolnshire County Council

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to  www.lincolnshire.gov.uk. 

Applications will close on 19/06/24 and interviews will take place WC 08/07/24

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact:

Mike Daley via email [email protected]

Best of luck with your application

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