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Planning Policy Manager

Employer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£61.470 - £64.704
Closing date
10 Nov 2021

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Sector
Environment, Transport Planning, Regeneration and Local Economies, Planning
Job role
Manager
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

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 the City.  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, a CIL review and SPDs, as well as responding to future 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.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Victoria Geoghegan;    victoria.geoghegan@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     0208 921 4296  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

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

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.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.

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Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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