Planning Manager

Location
Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
Salary
PO9 £51,465 - £54,480
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
04 May 2017
Function
Planner
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Waltham Forest is vibrant and distinctive, making it a fantastic place to live, work, explore and invest.  

With more green space than any borough north of the Thames and great transport connections to the city and beyond, it’s a place that people want to call home.

We are working at pace to deliver our Redefining Waltham Forest 2020 vision and Economic Growth Strategy that sees 12,000 new homes by 2020 along with the essential services required to accommodate our new and existing residents. We want to protect and conserve our heritage, ignite our creativity, and invest in new infrastructure to help improve the lives of our residents.

To enable us to deliver a step change for this part of East London we need a team that is resident-focused, insight-led, digitally-driven and commercially-minded.

We are looking for two Planning Managers to lead our North and South area teams as well as a Planning Manager to lead our Majors team. For all roles your experience will need to include negotiating and working with developers and key stakeholders. You will need to be politically astute, well organised, a first class communicator and manager as well as being commercially focussed. You will be a transformative leader and a team player. You will be an experienced Development Management Planner with excellent report writing skills and have presented to committees. You will have a relevant professional qualification and be eligible for membership of the RTPI.

For the North and South Planning Managers you will have experience of managing a team within a Development Management service either as a deputy or team leader, including signing off applications, appraisals and mentoring. You must be able to form strong collaborative working relationships with a range of public and private sector stakeholders. You will be responsible for a geographic area within the borough and will be a key point of contact for applicants, agents and stakeholders alike. 

For the Majors Planning Manager you must have substantial experience leading on complex strategic application sites including associated viability and S106 negotiations. You will have experience managing officers as a principal, deputy or team leader as well as external consultants.  You should have a proven track record of working creatively and constructively with applicants and local communities to ensure that the council’s planning priorities are delivered. You will be responsible for the delivery of exciting, large scale regeneration projects working closely with our regeneration and housing teams as well as the private sector.

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.

Closing Date: 4th May 2017
Interview Date: 15th and 16th May 2017

If you have any questions at all about the roles please contact Rob Bristow on rob.bristow@walthamforest.gov.uk. All conversations will be held in strictest confidence.