Career Grade Planning Officer (Development Management)
An excellent opportunity...
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
If you are a planner interested in working in a dynamic team, on varied and interesting development proposals, alongside the recently appointed Head of Planning, you will join at a time when the team is focussed on transforming the service to deliver our growth ambitions.
Secondments from the public or private sector, part time and job sharing will also be considered.
The post offers a range of work that will develop and stretch you wherever you are in your career. Whether this is small scale householder and minor applications or major proposals, the growth pressures in Brent are such that there will always be something of interest to work on. You will work within a team, in a very friendly work environment.
The fixed term position offers the opportunity to work predominantly on large scale major applications by assisting the Principal Planning Officer who will be the leading case officer.
You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, organised person with a proactive approach to securing good development to implement the Council’s ambitions – increasing housing supply, supporting economic growth, and enhancing the environment. You should have a strong performance ethic and a commitment to good customer service.
We are committed to the continued professional development of staff which includes attending relevant courses and seminars.
Closing Date: 12- November- 2017 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Standard’ DBS Disclosure.
Applications from candidates who have applied for this role in the last 6 months will not be considered.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.