Senior Planner – Policy
The successful candidate will contribute to the work of the Planning Strategy and Policy team, including the current partial review of the Lambeth Local Plan, preparation of Article 4 directions and supplementary planning documents, and collating evidence base studies and monitoring reports. The role will also involve providing advice to officers, developers and members of the public on all aspects of planning policy, as well as guidance to neighbourhood planning groups.
Lambeth’s priorities are inclusive growth, reducing inequality and creating strong and stable neighbourhoods. Work on the Lambeth Local Plan review will contribute to achieving these objectives. It will embrace the challenge of the next 15 years and focus on issues such as:
- How to provide more good quality housing and employment opportunities in the borough along with the necessary supporting infrastructure
- How to make the best of the regeneration opportunities, using planning policy to guide major development proposals and shape the quality of places
- How to address the different and complex elements of housing need in Lambeth within the context of national and regional policy
- How to improve and secure the environmental sustainability of the borough for the benefit of all.
The role requires strong skills and experience in planning policy and collaborative working in a local planning authority context. Candidates should have an RTPI recognised degree-level qualification in Town Planning or equivalent and be eligible for membership of the RTPI. Experience of planning policy work in London is desirable but not essential; all candidates should have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of existing and emerging planning legislation, policy and guidance relevant to a London borough.
This post’s salary currently attracts a market supplement of 7% per month.
The closing date for receiving completed applications forms is 25th January 2018 at midnight.
How to apply: Please visit our website to apply online. CVs will not be considered.
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