Sheffield planning expansion focuses on IT skills

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 3 Mar 2017

Sheffield town hallSheffield City Council is seeking to expand its planning team to hone its IT systems in development management.

The council's planning team leader Lucy Bond told Planning: “Development management has workflow systems that have helped deliver efficiency savings and service improvements.”

“We want to expand to improve our efficiency, performance and customer service by recruiting a planner with IT skills. 

“We want a planner because they will have a better understanding of how planners work and what they need. The new postholder will also handle a caseload of applications.”

The council is looking to recruit a planning officer for business systems to expand its development management team that currently numbers 60 staff.

Bond said: “The qualified planning officer should be able to administer and improve IT applications and business processes that support development management.”

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