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Business Support Officer

Development Management

Town Hall

£33,945 to £35,745 per annum

Post Type
Full Time

Contract Type

Closing Date
23.59 hours BST on Sunday 23 June 2024


This is an exciting time to be working for Preston City Council and we are investing in our Planning service in order to deliver our corporate priorities and statutory duties. The city is facing significant changes and challenges with many new and high-quality developments occurring throughout the city, and the Planning Service is at the centre of much of what is happening. We are now looking to recruit a Business Support Officer within the Development and Housing Directorate to take the lead on the operational management and technical administration of the IT systems serving the Directorate, specifically Development Management and Building Control.  

As part of your duties, you will responsible for the technical configuration and operational deployment of the departmental computer databases and systems. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of the ICT Strategy for Planning and Building Control, maximise systems availability, data accuracy, and support business functions. You will be required to deliver the performance reporting process to ensure the timely availability of performance and business information, based on high quality data, that appropriately and effectively evidences real-time performance across the department. 

You don’t need previous experience in Planning or Building Control, but we would like to hear from a solutions driven individual who: 

  • has an ICT qualification preferably to include certification in SQL Querying using T-SQL programming, and certification in MS Sharepoint Integration and who can demonstrate sound IT skills with an ability to use a wide range of IT packages
  • has a project management practitioner qualification, preferably PRINCE 2 (or equivalent)
  • has the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative and the ability to work methodically, accurately, and to agreed deadlines. Lastly, you’ll need to thrive in a busy environment with a positive approach to challenges!

For an informal chat about the role please contact Natalie Somers, Assistant Director (Head of Development Management and Building Control) on 01772 906501 or 

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