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Development Management Senior Planning Officer

London Borough of Lewisham
Lewisham, London
£40,632 - £42,609
Closing date
18 Oct 2021
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Development Management Senior Planning Officer

Job Ref: HRPR-21-016 
Job type: Full-time 35 hours
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £40,632 - £42,609 pa (PO3) – Career Grade

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 – part remote based.

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 to £42,609 per annum (PO3) – Career Grade

N.B: All appointments will be offered at the minimum spinal column point (SCP) for the grade of the role. The only exception to this will be when matching current salary (up to the maximum of the scale), which is subject to evidential proof.

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
Monday 18 October 2021, 11:59pm
The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

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