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Planning Officer x 2

Designated Workplace:  52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
Designated Workstyle:  Mobile Office Based Worker
Salary:  £25,481 to £29,577
Post Type:  Full Time
Tenure:  Temporary
Length:  12 Months
Published:  Tuesday 23 November 2021
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 07 December 2021
Reference:  HR-0093-21

West Lancashire lies at the heart of the North West of England, located within easy reach of major conurbations such as Manchester and Liverpool. The Borough has a growing economy, is home to a top-class University, and is a desirable place to live and work.

The Council is seeking to appoint two temporary Planning Officers. These are flexible posts, and the successful candidates may be required to work throughout the Growth and Development Service. The post holders will initially assist the Council's development management team, helping to provide professional expertise in dealing with a range of pre-application enquiries, planning applications and investigations into alleged breaches of planning control. The successful candidates will be flexible in approach and the posts would be suitable for self-motivated graduates or for experienced planning officers. Appointment on the pay spine will be subject to skills and experience.


Applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, an ability  to work effectively to deadlines and must be committed to providing high quality customer service. The successful candidates will be able to work from home but will be required to carry out regular site visits within the Borough and work in our Ormskirk office for at least one day.

We pride ourselves on being a good employer with a range of benefits and employment terms and conditions to suit you. You will be able to benefit from competitive salaries on an incremental scheme, flexible working, LGPS pension scheme, family friendly policies and healthcare insurance. To read more about the benefits of working for us visit; Benefits of Working for the Council

For an informal discussion, please contact Catherine Thomas, Development, Heritage and Environment Manager on 01695585134 or Mark Loughran, Principal Planning Officer on 01695 5853356.

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