Position reference: PDC9
Service: Venue Management
Level: SCP 26 – 28
Hours worked: 37 hours per week
Salary: £30,984 to £32,798 per year
Closing date: 06/12/2022
In St Helens we are proud of our borough, connecting both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage set in an area of rolling countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Perfectly positioned, we are also ideally placed to play a big part in our regional debate at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, with easy access to Liverpool, Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester and excellent motorway and transport links just 2 minutes away of the M6 and M62.
There’s no better time to join us and be part of our journey of improvement and help build our legacy. Now more than ever, we need to drive innovative change across our services, enabling the Council to take the next step in delivering on its ambitious agenda with a focus on delivering shared prosperity results, environmental improvements and the fight against existing inequalities in the boroughs.
We face an exciting range of planning challenges, balancing the needs for major new development related to the Council’s growth agenda with the protection of the Borough’s green spaces and other environmental assets. We are at an advanced stage of preparing our new local plan, which is expected to be adopted later this year.
You will work as part of the planning policy team and provide advice and guidance on neighborhood planning, both within council and to members of the public. The immediate objective will be to raise the profile of neighborhood planning, and the opportunities it presents, within our communities.
The position would suit someone who is in the early stages of their planning career or has more experience. You should hold a degree in town planning or a related discipline and have a good knowledge of the relevant legislation, guidelines and procedures. You must also be able to communicate well both orally and in writing, analyze information clearly and logically, and respect priorities and deadlines. You should also be able to work well in a team and individually with minimal supervision, be enthusiastic and able to supervise others, and have good computer skills. Experience in neighborhood planning and/or working with community organizations is desirable but not essential.
Council employees are expected to uphold the ethical standards embodied in the 7 NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life. These include altruism, integrity, objectivity, responsibility, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applications from the BAME community.
To discuss this exciting role, please contact Lyndsey Darwin, Senior Planning Officer at [email protected] or 01744 676 117.
For an application form and more details, please visit www.sthelens.gov.uk/jobs [sthelens.gov.uk]
Contact Name: Cavelle Curran
Telephone: 01744 671 852