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Lead Officer for Flood and Development Management

Cumbria County Council
£43.857 - £44.863
Closing date
7 Feb 2022

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Environment, Transport Planning, Regeneration and Local Economies, Planning
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Full time
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Cumbria County Council's Development Management team are looking for an experienced and hard-working individual to join us as a Lead Officer. We are offering this post on a permanent basis.

We are looking for a Lead Officer with extensive planning experience knowledge of the use of sustainable drainage in planning applications for major applications. Included in the role will be the requirement to support and lead other officers in the team on planning applications from small to major in size.

In addition you will be responsible for overseeing effective delivery of development management activities and duties associated with the Council's statutory responsibilities and work specifically covering the south area of Cumbria covering South Lakeland and Barrow districts.

A strong communicator with attention to detail and the ability to lead staff in a supportive an engaging way is essential. Cumbria County Council is a modern and supportive employer and we have both the technology and the commitment to allow our employees to work flexibly and efficiently.


Interview information

Closing date: 07/02/2022

Interview date: week commencing 17/02/2022


We are currently operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users however if there are any issues with accessing this technology we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of this job are guaranteed an interview.

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