Planning Policy Manager

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£49.827 - £52.866
26 Oct 2020
16 Nov 2020
Job role
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 a key member of the team that will be instrumental in formulating and developing planning policy that will be influential in transforming the Borough and opportunities available for residents.  To develop and enhance our ambitious and dynamic Planning team we are looking for a progressive and transformational manager to take forward the Council's quality growth agenda.  These are challenging and exciting times and we are embarking on a new local plan, bringing forward a site allocation plan, SPDs and responding to government reforms.

You will be someone with excellent leadership and management skills who is highly motivated and ambitious.  You will have a proven track record of managing a policy team, delivering robust and innovative policies that challenge the norm and deliver the best outcomes.  Working within a political environment together with the ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues, politicians, our communities and key stakeholders. 

If you are ready for this challenge, are a proactive leader who is solutions focused, we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 16th November 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.