Independent Member of the Planning Decisions Committee 

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Voluntary (Unpaid)
Posted
04 Jul 2019
Closes
21 Jul 2019
Function
Officer, Planner
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Contract

The London Legacy Development Corporation wishes to appoint an Independent Member to its Planning Decisions Committee. This is a unique opportunity for career and personal development for someone who is looking to enhance their leadership skills, professional knowledge and non-exec level experience  within one of London’s most exciting regeneration areas.

ROLE OF THE PLANNING DECISIONS COMMITTEE

The Legacy Corporation is a functional body of the GLA, which operates within the overall legislative and governance framework provided by the GLA Act 1999 and 2007 and the Localism Act 2011; the Mayor of London appoints members to its Board and allocates its budgets.  The Legacy Corporation became planning authority within its Mayoral development area on 1 October 2012.

 

The Planning Decisions Committee’s role is to enable transparent, efficient and effective discharge of the Corporation’s functions to determine planning applications. 

The Planning Decisions Committee comprises:

  • Three Board members
  • Five elected councillors from the London Boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
  • Four independent members

ROLE DESCRIPTION / KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

The members of the Committee operated in accordance with the Planning Scheme of Delegations and the Planning Decisions Code of Practice to make decisions on significant planning applications and development proposals within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding areas within the LLDC area. The Planning Decisions Committee meets once a month comprising a series of pre-application briefings on proposals at an early stage, where PDC members can help shape and inform what is subsequently submitted for planning permission and then separately, a public meeting where decisions on major planning applications are taken. 

INDEPENDENT MEMBER CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

The independent member of the Committee will ideally have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning 
  • Urban Design & master planning
  • Architecture
  • Landscape design
  • Construction
  • Commercial property development
  • Regeneration
  • Sustainability

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Experience or an understanding of the communities of East London and the socio-economics of the area or similar urban communities
  • Commercial acumen coupled with analytical capability
  • Ability to operate successfully within a complex stakeholder mix
  • Experience of engagement with diverse communities
  • Ability to assimilate and interpret varied information from different sources; an analytical approach and ability to reason logically and objectively

APPOINTMENTS

Appointments will be made for a two year period. A time commitment of around one day per month is anticipated.  The role is unremunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for this post, please submit a current CV with a maximum one page covering letter identifying their interest in the role and relevant skills set out above.

If you would like to discuss this role further or have any questions please contact the HR team on 0203 288 1800 or recruitment@londonlegacy.co.uk

** We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups including BAME, disabled and female candidates. **

 

Closing date will be:  21st July 2019 at midnight

Interviews will be held: 26th July 2019

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