Highways Development Management Technician

Northumberland County Council
£22,571 – £24,920
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Environment, Highways
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

The Service

The Highways Development Management team provides the role of the Highway Authority as a statutory consultee to the planning process. We provide advice throughout planning and secure appropriate legal agreements with developers to ensure that schemes promote the planning benefit intended.

The Role

As a Highways Development Management Technician, you will assist in the delivery of technical and administrative support in respect of planning applications and assist in the provision of consistent and proactive highways advice. You will be part of an efficient, effective and customer focussed Highways Development Management team, involved in providing statutory advice from scheme inception that prioritises the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with the emerging Northumberland Local Plan and national and local planning policies and guidance.

The post holder will work within the technical team to advise the Local Planning Authority of the highway and road implications of planning applications within monitored timescales.

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including

A starting salary of £22,571 (rising to £24,920) 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees) 

Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 

Flexi scheme applicable to majority of roles 

Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 

Essential requirements:

You should have a good general education with at least 5 GCSE’s or equivalent including English and Maths and experience of planning applications, vehicular crossing processes, financial issues and administrative support work. You should have good written and oral communication skills and be conscientious with a flexible attitude to work.

Full, clean driving licence required.

Please refer to the attached Job Description here for a comprehensive list of duties and essential requirements.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Chris Mead – chris.mead@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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