Monitoring and Research Officer

Contract 4 year fixed term contract
Hours 37 hours per week
Salary / pay £26,999 - £28,785 (subject to job evaluation and pending pay award)
Closing date Friday 21 August at 10am
Interview date Interviews will be held in September 2020
Department People and Place 

Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Monitoring and Research Officer who can deliver excellent results and play an integral part of an evolving and innovative Council which is forward thinking and embracing new opportunities through technology and transformation.

The Monitoring and Research Officer will provide technical assistance in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the Local Plan and other planning policy documents with particular reference to the collation, processing and presentation of spatial and other information.

The District is a mix of historical urban settlements, and villages located in stunning rural settings. Penrith is the key town in the district and benefits from being just off both the M6 and the West Coast Main Line with connections direct to London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. As well as the superb transport links, the district borders the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and contains parts of the North Pennines AONB.

This is a new and important post which gives a unique opportunity to have a key role in managing the information and data that underpin the Local Plan. It also provides the opportunity to advise planning officers on current trends and lead on the preparation of the monitoring framework for the review of the Local Plan.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive person who can gather and interpret information and data to produce monitoring documents and reports. As part of a supportive, hard-working and motivated team you will be able to build strong working relationships and manage a mixed workload to meet deadlines and achieve set outcomes. You will be nearing completion of or hold a degree in town planning or a related discipline. There is a requirement to regularly travel independently around the district.

A relocation package of up to £5,125 is available.

Job description

Monitoring and Research Officer (PDF: 83Kb / 6 pages)

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Recruitment process

In order to ensure fair and open recruitment processes we are;

  • unable to accept CVs in lieu of, or as part of, an application of employment and
  • unable to maintain a database of potential candidates so cannot accept or store applications or CV's submitted on a speculative basis.

Candidates who canvass Council Members or Senior Officers will be disqualified.

Equal opportunities

The Council aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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As Disability Confident employers, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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