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Senior Development Management Planning Officer

London Borough of Lewisham
Lewisham, London
£40,632 - £42,609
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Senior Development Management Planning Officer

Job Ref: HRPR-21-016
Job type: Full-time, 35 hours
Closing date: Sunday 22 August 2021, 11:59pm 
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £40,632 - £42,609 per annum, Career Grade (PO3)

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Development Management Planning Officer to play a key role in one of London’s most progressive and exciting boroughs.

The role
Lewisham is undergoing huge transformation with unparalleled levels of investment, and a regeneration programme for the area more ambitious than any since the Victorian era. With major developments in Catford, Lewisham, Deptford, New Cross and others across the borough, award winning schemes, two Housing Zones and the Bakerloo Line extension, the transformation is well underway.

We are seeking an experienced planning officers with experience working for a local planning authority wanting to apply their skills and expand their horizons. 

The work we have is diverse, exciting and challenging and you will be working with a friendly team that is dedicated, positive and focussed on quality and high performance.

You will make a significant contribution to the regeneration of the borough through the innovative and practical development of proposals for planning permission to ensure that growth and regeneration in the borough is delivered in line with the Development Plan and achieves a high quality design and placemaking.

Laurence House, Catford

What we’re looking for
We are looking for an individual who has the necessary integrity, drive and attitude to deliver positive outcomes individually and as part of a team, helping to promote and deliver the boroughs development and growth sustainably and to the highest standard.  

You will be able to demonstrate that you are a strong role model with a personal commitment to and responsibility for a high quality of work across the team.  You will have a track record of identifying, and helping deliver upon long term goals and continuous improvement, communicating effectively, supporting and helping develop others to make a real contribution to the achievement of these goals.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community

Salary details
£40,632 - £42,609 per annum, Career Grade (PO3)

Further information
If you would like to discuss the above roles further, please contact Michael Forrester – Head of Development Management on 020 8314 8747 or by email at

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. 

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please visit and search council vacancies

Closing date
Sunday 22 August 2021, 11:59pm
Interviews date: 31 August and 1-3 September 2021

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

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