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This is an exciting time to be in Preston and the directorate is playing its part in making the city a great place to live, work and visit. Planning is an important function of the Council, as it is about place-making, managing the quality of development and ensuring it is sustainable. There is a significant amount of developer interest in the city, supported by the City Deal and it is important that this makes a positive impact. This is already starting to happen and it is vital that this continues.
We are investing in our Planning service in order to deliver our corporate priorities. We are seeking two enthusiastic, motivated and well organised individuals to take up the Principal Planning Officer roles within the Development Management team.
In the Principal Planning Officer role you will lead one of two Development Management teams and deal with a wide range of management and professional technical work in a service that has achieved significant performance improvements in recent years. You will be expected to hit the ground running in dealing with major planning applications across the City, covering numerous and often complex planning issues. As such you should have excellent communication and negotiation skills and an extensive knowledge and experience of the planning system as well as current planning legislation, policies and procedures. You must have the ability to manage and motivate staff to secure quality outcomes and provide value for money. You must have excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and at times to work under pressure to work to deadlines.
To be successful in the role you will need:
For an informal chat about these roles, please contact Natalie Beardsworth, Head of Development Management and Building Control, on 01772 906501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Deadline for all applications is 12 noon on the closing date.