Planning Officer

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£27.978 - £37.722
Posted
19 Oct 2020
Closes
06 Nov 2020
Ref
REC/20/00393
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

The Royal Borough of Greenwich faces an unprecedented growth agenda in terms of its position in London, the strategic expectations of the Mayor and its pivotal role in City in the East.  It is a significant growth hub where the expectation for delivery is high.  It is an attractive borough, on the international map but not without its challenges.   

Be part of Greenwich's vision to successfully accommodate a high level of sustainable growth, which will have a positive and enhancing impact on the existing environment and community.   We are looking for key members of the East Area team that will be instrumental in transforming the Borough and opportunities available for residents.  

We are looking for two fixed term positions, which in their roles will deal with planning applications covering a wide range of planning issues. You will have a experience within a similar role dealing with a range of application types. You will need to show you can act on your own initiative and work with minimal supervision with an ability to prioritise and work to deadlines.

You should have excellent communication and negotiation skills. We are seeking an enthusiastic and well organised individual. You will be responsible for managing a varied caseload of planning applications, pre-applications requests and appeals. 

We offer a great opportunity to develop your career with a positive approach to development and a desire to put sustainable development policies into practice.

Please indicate which job you are applying for within your supporting statement (either the 1 year or 2 year Fixed Term position).

 Any queries please contact Alex Smith (alex.smith1@royalgreenwich.gov.uk)

Grade:                                    Career Grade Scale 6 to PO2

Employment Term:                   1 x Fixed Term, two years

                                              1 x Fixed Term, one year

Hours:                                     35 hours per week

Closing Date: 15th October 2020

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Internal to External: This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.