Planning Policy Officer

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Greenwich, London (Greater)
£27.978 - £37.722
26 Mar 2021
16 Apr 2021
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The Royal Borough of Greenwich declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and developed an Evidence Base which sets out the trajectory to net zero by 2030. We are committed to reducing emissions and safeguarding our communities.  The number of households in the Royal Borough is predicted to increase 41% between 2013 and 2041. Successfully combining growth, prosperity, action on climate change and reducing air pollution is a challenge.

We need your skills to do this.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as part of the Planning Policy, Design and Conservation Team.  We are looking for an experienced planning policy officer who is passionate about environmental issues.

The role will be key to the successful progress of the Carbon Neutral Plan and setting the Borough on the path to reaching the net zero target.  The postholder will:

  • lead on the preparation of a Low Cost Carbon Supplementary Planning Document;
  • support the review of the Local Plan polices on sustainability, to go beyond the current policy regime both locally and in the London Plan;
  • support the Council’s statutory planning functions by providing expert advice to case officers on planning applications in relation to securing higher environmental standards;
  • help to provide training and build in-house capacity within the Planning service on environmental sustainability matters.

This is a 12 month fixed term-contract, for a highly motivated individual. If you have good project management skills, are a strong communicator and can work collaboratively across teams and organisations then we would like to hear from you.

To discuss the role please email

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.

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