Principal Planning Officer
PO5: Starting salary £45,594 per annum. The salary for this role will be enhanced through a Market Supplement of 7%.
12-month Fixed Term Contract or Secondment Opportunity
Lambeth is recruiting a Principal Planning Officer within its Development Management service to assist in managing all aspects of the development management process. The role is provided as a 12-month fixed term contract and provides an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for the successful applicant.
Lambeth is a vibrant borough located in the heart of London that offers a wide and varied range of work. Its favourable position attracts iconic projects by international developers and world class architects. Notable recent schemes have included the redevelopment of the Shell Centre and Elizabeth House in the South Bank / Waterloo and extensions to the Oval cricket ground. The borough is unique in its variety of locations stretching from Waterloo and Vauxhall in the north, with a distinctive range of prominent riverside locations. There are lively and diverse town centres such as Brixton and Clapham, through to Streatham and West Norwood in the south which have a more suburban feel to them.
Working for Lambeth
This role provides the perfect opportunity for you to progress your planning career and skills on a range of exciting planning applications that will have impact on the way Lambeth and London change.
We offer modern flexible and hybrid working arrangements, as well as our new state-of-the-art offices in Brixton. Lambeth will pay for your RTPI membership.
We are looking for talented individuals with a passion for planning and shaping places that will help us deliver high quality developments throughout the Borough. The nature of the job requires excellent written, verbal communication and negotiation skills.
All candidates will need to have a relevant degree, and ideally be working towards, or have secured, chartered membership of the RTPI. You will also be expected to demonstrate experience and knowledge of development management commensurate with the role that you apply for.
The successful candidate will line manage 2-4 planners, senior planners and validation officers. They will need to lead their officers in negotiating the best possible development outcomes in a positive and solutions led manner and be able to manage a high-performing Development Management service. The successful candidate will be expected to present applications to the Planning Applications Committee, and to ensure reports and other documents prepared by team members are of a high standard. When required, they will also need to deputies for the area team manager.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a significant level of experience and knowledge of Development Management, ideally in a busy metropolitan area; that they can effectively manage a team and build their capabilities; and that they are an effective communicator who can engage well with developers, investors, partners and citizens and build good relationships with Members of the Planning Applications Committee.
To discuss these opportunities in more detail, please contact the Area Team Managers: Greg Woodford on 0207 926 1420 or at GWoodford@lambeth.gov.uk or Ben Le Mare on 020 7926 6271 or at BLeMare@lambeth.gov.uk.
Closing Date: Sunday 7 November 2021 at midnight
Job Description and Person Specification
To apply please go to Job Description - Principal Planning Officer (210000HA) (taleo.net) or visit our website www.lambeth.gov.uk/jobs
CVs will not be considered.
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