Hyndburn is an attractive area set in the heart of Pennine Lancashire, within easy reach of Manchester, the Lakes and the Coast. Hyndburn is a great place to work. Over recent years we’ve established an impressive reputation as a Council with a strong sense of direction and an enviable record for improving services and getting things done. We have an exciting opportunity to join our team.
Assistant Planning Officer (Development Management)
£24,982 to £27,041 (SCP18 to 22)
Essential Car User allowance
The Assistant Planning Officer will be responsible for managing a varied caseload of planning applications, planning enquiries and appeals. Working as part of a small team, you will be expected to work within the relevant time frames to secure high quality and sustainable development across the Borough. Strong communication skills, and the ability to effectively engage within the Council, with its residents, applicants, and elected members, are essential.
You should possess a degree in a relevant subject and be aiming to become a member of the RTPI. If you are not already a member, the Council will support your application to become a member. You should have a sound knowledge, and some experience, of development management and have strong negotiation skills. You should also be computer literate and understand development control IT systems. The post has become available due to the promotion of the post holder. The Council supports the personal development of its team members and there may also be opportunities to become involved in the development of planning policy as part of this role.
We offer a fantastic benefits package, including flexible working, free parking, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, health and wellbeing support, generous leave entitlement and payment of your professional membership fees.
If you are passionate about delivering results as we are, and if you want a job where you can be part of a team that’s making a real difference, we’d like to hear from you.
To apply, please complete our online application form.
View the Job Description & Person Specification for this role
Closing date: 23 July 2021 at 5.00pm