Senior Development Management Technician
Lincolnshire County Council is looking to appoint a Senior Development Management Technician to the Technical Support team. The successful candidate will combine existing knowledge with additional training to provide an excellent technical service to both internal and external customers and contribute to the culture, planning, and provision of the Development Management Teams.
Are you interested in a career in technical support, providing key services to important functions of local government? Are you looking for a job where you can learn new skills and develop your existing knowledge?
About the Role
Lincolnshire County Council Planning Services group is seeking a technically-minded individual to join the Technical Support team, providing service to the Development Management functions including all aspects of the Planning process together with the Highways, Sustainable Drainage System processes and has line management responsibility for one team member.
Key tasks include the validation and registration of minerals and waste and the Council's own planning applications, collation and submission of committee reports, preparation and the dispatching of planning decision notices, supervising the registration and digitisation of highway and drainage planning consultations, operation & monitoring the planning data systems, and ensuring compliance with the requirements of legislative and departmental policies.
The Technical Support team is based at Lancaster House in the main County Council campus and comprises of the Team Leader, two Senior Development Management Technicians and three Development Management Technicians. As a valued member of the team you will provide an excellent technical service to both internal and external customers and contribute to the culture, planning and provision of the Development Management Teams.
We are looking for candidates who have:
- A Certificate in Town Planning Support or NVQ level 3 in an appropriate discipline or equivalent relevant experience;
- The ability to manage a demanding workload whilst working to tight deadlines;
- An excellent level of practical knowledge and skills in use of electronic planning application systems (e.g. DEF or other similar system);
- IT literacy in a range of packages including Microsoft Office, PDF and GIS;
- The ability to write, maintain and follow team procedures and work instructions;
- Good team member qualities;
- The ability to accurately interpret plans and maps;
- A sense of humour.
Did you know that Lincolnshire County Council has in the region of 4,500 employees providing services to the public across the County? Lincolnshire County Council is made up of 70 councillors who operate a Leader and Cabinet model of decision making. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees, including valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.
If you feel that you fit the criteria above please apply now and we look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Elaine Wrath, Technical Support Team Leader on tel: 01522 554810.
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.