Senior Principal Planning Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£40.869 - £43.860
04 May 2021
11 May 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

POST: Senior Principal Planning Officer (Major Developments)

HOURS: This is a job share post for 21 hours per week

The Royal Borough is seeking a dynamic and motivated Development Management Planner with a broad range of experience that is looking to take a step into a role with management responsibility. Greenwich is one of London’s high growth boroughs and this post in the Major Developments Team would suit a DM Planner with the capability to work on a range of applications of varying complexity including strategically important ones.

Prepare and present Committee reports for development proposals including major proposals of strategic importance, complex development issues, area development initiatives, or in areas of policy innovation.

Advise and make recommendations to the Major Applications Manager, Senior Managers and Members of the Council on matters relating to policy, regeneration and development issues associated with planning applications of significant importance.

Prepare statements, proofs of evidence for public inquiries and act as expert witness.

Prepare reports and make recommendations for decisions on planning applications to be determined by the Major Applications Manager, Chief Planning Officer or Director under delegated powers.

Lead negotiations on legal agreements associated with planning applications, in particular strategic applications, to ensure community benefits are secured and the Council’s regeneration objectives are met.

Assist in the management, and direction of the Major Developments Team including the co-ordination of work and setting of priorities.

Deputise for the Major Applications Manager when necessary.

Assist in the recruitment and training of staff, allocation of work, and help agree targets, monitor progress, assess and implement training programmes and generally develop and motivate staff to perform effectively.

Take an active part in the management of Development Planning and undertake projects or functions at the request of the Major Applications Manager and senior managers.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Beth Lancaster.  .   020 8921 5875  

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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.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Job Share: This role is suitable for Job Share. Please indicate if you would like a job share arrangement on your supporting statement.

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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