Doubling Up In WLBC?

How ironic it is

to read that while agreeing to the upcoming voluntary redundancies of our Borough Solicitor and Borough Chief Planner that will cost, for the Borough Solicitor, £232,482, and for the “Director of Development and Regeneration £149,665, taxpayers will now pay for a “Part Time Fixed Term Planning Assistant Solicitor”.

Location: 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
Salary: £35,934 to £38,813 pro rata per annum.
18 hours per week (Flexi Scheme in Operation)

Post Type: Part Time
Hours: 18 per week
Published: Wednesday 26 June 2019
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 18 August 2019
Reference: HR-0048-19
Please note the post is available due to temporary funding for a fixed term ending 31 March 2021

“West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside.

“The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity, combining thriving business districts, central and local shopping centres with plenty of green spaces and surrounding woodlands.

“An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled professional to join the Council working in our in our small, but supportive, Legal and Member Services team.

“We are looking to recruit an experienced and proactive planning solicitor to deal with a range of planning matters including planning application advice, certificate of lawful use, planning enforcement and appeals and Community Infrastructure Levy/Planning Obligation matters”.

Perhaps it is an opportunity to make sure that Serco doesn’t renege on its obligation to renew the shambolic “footgolf course” and “new 9hole course” at Beacon Park Golf Course, together with all the new “landscaping” that we must hope doesn’t ruin the 18 hole course? 

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