London Borough of Ealing looking for an experienced Principal Policy Officer Your new company
The London Borough of Ealing is currently engaged in over £5bn of large developments and regeneration schemes including significant transport development that would greatly enhance travel across different parts of London. Ealing is one of ten "Metropolitan Town Centres" and currently processes over 6000 applications including growth being generated by not one but five Cross Rail stations due to be going live in the next few years. The Borough is heavily involved in a variety of planning applications including large residential developments currently on-going as part of its regeneration programme and multiple employment developments which are set to provide numerous career progression opportunities. Your new role
You will play a lead role assisting with the development and preparation and revision of the borough's Local Plan progressing key documents through the Examination in Public and eventual adoption.
This will encompass reviewing and updating existing Local Plan documents in conjunction with thematic areas such as housing, infrastructure delivery, employment land, open space and analysis of demographic trends.
You will be focused on community infrastructure levy, infrastructure plans, mobilising and public consultation.
You will also update and coordinate key stakeholders, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver robust planning policy frameworks to facilitate the continued growth, investment and development of one of London's most vibrant areas.
Will include the preparation, review and development of the councils Local Plan and affiliated thematic policy areas. To draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents. You will prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents and progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
Manage and coordinate the work of external consultants and conduct member briefings as well as represent the Council at examination when necessary.
Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners. Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies and provide detailed policy comments for large scale development applications. What you'll need to succeed
You will ideally be degree qualified in town planning or a RTPI equivalent subject and with a proven track record of dealing with a range of Policy or Strategic Planning duties. Depending on level, the Council will also consider a Senior, you will need to have worked within Local Government to an independent working level. A demonstrable background within Planning Policy and experience of implementing and writing the Councils Local Plan will be required. What you'll get in return
You will earn a competitive salary, with a £3,000 market supplement (subject to yearly review) and with additional benefits that include a generous holiday allowance and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. In addition, you may access to voluntary benefit options including holiday buy, child care vouchers, share save scheme and life assurance. In line with the London Borough of Ealing's policy for flexible working you will be encouraged to complete work from home as appropriate to improve the work life balance for Council Employees. You will also be working as part of a team that promotes from within and will push for employees to be involved with a wide variety of applications to gain experience in many areas. The Borough has a strong retail, restaurant and cultural offer all within walking distance of the Council offices, which have excellent accessibility by rail, tube and road with central London and the western fringe. What you need to do now
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