****Internal applicants only****
This vacancy is open to internal staff only

The Role: 

An excellent opportunity for an assistant planning officer has arisen in our Mainstream Applications Team. You will help the Council in delivering its Development Management function by dealing with a range of development proposals and by supporting and enabling development opportunities in the borough. 

Introduction to Warrington:

Investment and market interest in Warrington is strong and is getting stronger. Warrington is one of the most successful towns in the country, regularly being ranked as one of the best places in the UK for economic performance and quality of life for its residents. 

It is a key gateway, centrally placed within the Northwest of England at the heart of a highly connected network of Motorways, mainline rail and waterways. This accessibility means Warrington can be easily reached from locations in the North West and further afield. 

The Council has an ambitious growth and regeneration programme set out in “Warrington Means Business”. However, Warrington’s distinctiveness is also largely driven by its unique pattern of green spaces – a legacy of the New Town and its green belt setting. This open space forms a framework on which the Warrington Means Business development programme will hang. 

Development Management is a priority, frontline service within the Council and has extensive engagement with our elected members, residents, businesses and other stakeholders and, as such, we are looking for a skilled and motivated individual to help deliver the service to meet the ambitious plans for the borough.

The Benefits:

The successful candidate will benefit from: 

  • a competitive salary and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • a flexible working environment with a hybrid arrangement currently consisting of 3 days home based working and 2 days in our brand new Time Square office conveniently located within Warrington town centre 
  • a minimum of 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days after 5 years of Local Government Service
  • the opportunity to work on a varied caseload of planning applications with a commitment to continuous professional development 
  • access to our comprehensive benefits package including; our ‘Warrington Rewards’ retail and services discount and savings scheme and a range of environmental and travel benefits 

For an informal discussion please contact Gary Earnshaw Mainstream Applications Team Leader – tel. 01925 443344 or gary.earnshaw@warrington.gov.uk

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer