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Validation Team Leader
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: LBoN/21/148341
  • Published: Fri 16/04/2021, 9:50 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £34,884 - £37,722 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Validation Team Leader

Validation Team Leader

£34,884 - £37,722 pa

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual with proven planning experience to join our progressive Planning and Development Service Area.

The role is a Team Leader position for the Planning and Building Control validations team which provide validation and administrative support to these parts of the Planning and Development Service.

As Team Leader you will have line management responsibility for the validations team. Your role will require you to lead on and contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective Planning and Development Service for the borough. You will be expected to ensure the effective validation assessment and processing of all types of planning and building related applications and appeals in accordance with legislative and corporate requirements, and appropriate handling of fees.

The post requires a critical understanding of and to keep up-to-date with the relevant legislation, ensure that it is interpreted correctly, that the service is informed and organise training, updated processes and procedures when required. 

About You

This is a key role and function of our Service and we are looking for someone with experience in planning and/or building roles within a local authority customer focussed environment. You will need a clear understanding of Development Management (Planning) and Building Control functions and process, and specialist knowledge of planning and building regulations.

You will be self motivated, proactive and positive in approach and be able to lead, innovate and organise, with a solutions led manner. You should be confident in tackling new challenges and flexible in your approach to your work to adapt and meet the needs of the service.

Applying for this role

Please submit your application via the online portal, including providing details of your education and qualifications and work history. All applications should be accompanied by a supporting statement which outlines how you meet the requirements of the person specification. Your application needs to demonstrate clearly and concisely how you meet each of the criteria. Please give specific examples wherever possible. If you do not address these criteria fully, or if we do not consider that you meet them, you will not be shortlisted.

Closing date 9.5.21

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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).

If you wish to informally discuss the role itself, please contact Hannah Richardson on or 020 3373 0456


The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east.  It is well connected  by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.

Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.