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Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB
£40,629 - £44,690 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
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This position has expired.

Job Advertisement

Based within the Planning and Place team as part of the Planning and Regeneration Service, you will have a key role in developing and managing the work programme for all stages involved in the preparation and implementation of The North Lanarkshire Local Development Plan and the Services contribution to the wider Plan for North Lanarkshire and delivery of the linked Programme of Work.

You will also provide coordination and support to The Planning and Place Manager to improve the performance of the Planning and Place Service, within the context of the Planning Performance Framework and corporate service improvement initiatives.

Your initial focus will be the development and delivery of an Open Space Strategy and Play Sufficiency Assessment in support of the Local Development Plan and wider Corporate Agenda.

Reporting to the Planning Manager (Strategy and Policy) you will be responsible for the day-to-day project management and delivery of the Local Development Plan programme alongside other members of the Planning and Strategy Team. This will include managing multiple workstreams, activities and phases of the programme, and being the interface between teams within Planning and Place as well as, other teams within Planning and Regeneration other NLC teams and partner organisations from diverse disciplines.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven ability to control and deliver on projects of varying size and complexity, achieving targets and deadlines, realising benefits and outcomes to maximise business value.

Building strong relationships, providing clear communications with LDP work package leads and regular reporting to the Planning Manager and the Local Development Plan Steering Group will be a key aspect of this role. You will do this by following consistent project management methods, governance and controls through standard processes.

You must demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development and be educated to degree/SVQ4/HND standard or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with experience of IT and project best practice approaches e.g., Prince 2, Management of Risk / Benefits, Change Management etc.

Experience of working with in a Local Government environment and an understanding of the Scottish Planning system is desirable.

You will be joining a dynamic and flexible team who currently operate a hybrid working model of home-working and office-based working at the Civic Centre offices in Motherwell.

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you.  We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family.  This includes 26 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site.  We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

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North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a
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*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip.  You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

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We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

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