Career Grade Posts in Development Management and Planning Policy
Brent Gets Building
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the 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.
The Post – Development Management
We need a great town planner to deal with some really interesting applications and pre-application proposals. Brent has a big growth agenda and is serious about securing good quality, sustainable development in the Borough. We work hard with applicants to achieve this. Brent is serious about providing an excellent planning service which supports the delivery of outstanding developments. This post spans a wide range of experience and expertise, from graduates to senior planners.
The successful candidate will need to be passionate about planning and be able to develop good and effective relationships with people. Combined with a drive to provide a good service and desire to work positively with applicants, communities and colleagues, you will need to be a proactive planner with a positive attitude.
The Post – Planning Policy
This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to writing the new Local Plan for Brent. The Council as a whole recognises the importance of having a good plan to support the growth ambitions of the Borough in a sustainable way. You will work in a Spatial Planning team on research and evidence gathering, community engagement, writing policies, commenting on planning applications and doing general policy work. This career grade post will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge and take on more interesting work as you grow into the post.
You should be passionate about planning and the role it plays in place-shaping. You can be new to policy planning or have experience. You should, though, have a first level RTPI accredited planning degrees. What is most important is your commitment and interest, and your ability to work collaboratively within the team, with colleagues and the public.