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Planner / Senior Planner – Development Management – Career Graded
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2188
  • Published: Wed 22/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/03/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Planner / Senior Planner – Development Management – Career Graded

Planner / Senior Planner – Development Management – Career Graded
£30,699-£43,815 per annum 


Multiple positions are available. We are primarily in need of Senior Planners though encourage Planners of all experience levels to apply.

The successful candidates will contribute 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.

You will be responsible for managing a varied caseload of more planning applications, pre-applications requests and appeals. You will take ownership of the full application process from pre application discussions, through the application process presenting at committee where applicable, negotiating section 106 obligations, undertaking conditions discharge and defending the Council at appeals in the event of refusals.

We are looking for Planners with experience of a variety of planning applications and appeals and a proactive and collaborative approach to dealing with new development to join our high performing team.

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.

These posts are career graded, with appointment to a particular grade, and progression between grades dependent on experience and performance. Planners are graded SC6 to SO2 whilst Senior Planners are graded PO1 to PO3.

The complexity of planning work that you will do and the nature of your other roles and responsibilities such as training and mentorship or service projects will depend on your experience levels and the grade you are appointed.


We are primarily looking for individuals with in-depth planning knowledge and extensive Development Management experience to represent the borough at a Senior Planner level. Though we will also welcome applications from recent graduates and planners who are in the earlier stages of their planning career.

You should be self motivated, enthusiastic, able to work as part of a team and have the ability to work at pace and under pressure in a positive and solutions led manner whilst supporting others in their own work.

You should be able to independently and effectively manage tasks and responsibilities to drive forward projects individually and as part of a team; successfully negotiate outcomes with our residents and developers and be confident in providing technical and procedural advice.

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.

Please ensure you refer to the person specification section of the Job description for full understanding of the expectations for the role and the below information in respect of what is required as part of your application.

Please note that the qualifications section of the person specification will be used as a minimum short-listing criteria.


Please submit your application via the online portal, including providing details of your education, qualifications and work history. All applications must be accompanied by a supporting statement which outlines how you meet the requirements of the person specification within the job description. 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. Applications that are not accompanied by the required supporting statement will not be accepted. CVs will not suffice.

Closing date: 13.3.23

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