Planning Officer – Development Management
Sefton has big plans for the future, and are gearing up for the challenges of climate change whilst facilitating economic recovery. We are looking for the right people to join our team to help us reach our ambitious goals for the benefit of the people of our Borough. If you are dedicated and creative and can work well as part of the “one-Council” team, then this could be the right opportunity for you to develop your career. You will be involved in a range of exciting transformational projects and working as part of a busy team with an excellent reputation among our stakeholders of being responsive, proactive, innovative and customer focused.
You will appraise applications and deal with pre-application enquiries, and will be involved at all stages of the planning process.
You will need to have a flexible and positive approach to work, along with extensive knowledge of planning legislation and guidance. We require a strong commitment to customer care and the ability to work effectively as part of a busy team.
You must have:
A qualification in Town Planning or equivalent
High quality communication and organisational skills
The ability to present work of a high standard to strict deadlines whilst under pressure
Excellent IT skills.
Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 10 January 2022. These may be in person or virtual, according to the candidate’s preference.