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Principal Planner
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 15
  • Published: Fri 09/10/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/10/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Principal Planner

About us

Newham will offer you a unique and exciting working environment within a diverse and growing East London Borough which is focussed on optimising development opportunities in ways that benefit existing and newcommunities delivering good growth.

About the Job

Principal Planner

£39,774- £47,511 per annum

We are looking for enthusiastic and highly-motivated individuals with proven planning experience to join our progressive Planning Team.

The successful candidates will lead in contributing to the delivery of an efficient and effective Development Management service for the borough, including engagement with developers and other key stakeholders in enabling the delivery of quality developments within a robust planning policy framework.

Your role as Principal Planner will require you to lead on all types of Development Management projects including pre-application requests, minor and major applications, and appeals within the Development Management Urban Newham Team. You will also be expected to have delegated sign off responsibility for planners within the team and to assist and guide them in their work.

If you want to help shape this part of east London – and leave a lasting legacy for all its communities – come and join the team!

About You

This is a key role in the Planning Team and you will play an integral role in driving forward high quality development within the borough and effectively turn our vision into reality.

We are looking for individuals with in-depth planning knowledge and Development Management experience within a high performing Local Planning Authority.

You should be self motivated, enthusiastic, able to work as part of a team and have the ability to progress a complex and varied caseload in a positive and solutions led manner whilst supporting others in their own work.

You will be confident in tackling new challenges and flexible in your approach to your work to adapt and meet the needs of the service.

You should be able to lead, innovate and organise, inspiring and nurturing the talent and interest of other team members.

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

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