Principal Planning Policy Officer, Open to flexible working

Lambeth, London (Greater)
£42,651 - £45,438
31 Aug 2017
17 Sep 2017
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Principal Planning Policy Officer, Open to flexible working

PO5: Starting salary £42,651 pa rising in annual increments to £45,438 pa incl LW.

The successful candidate will take a leading role in the Planning Strategy and Policy team by taking responsibility for key elements of the review of the Lambeth Local Plan and associated work on neighbourhood planning and supplementary planning documents. This will involve providing advice to Councillors, senior officers, developers and members of the public on all aspects of planning policy, as well as guidance to neighbourhood planning groups.

The post-holder will support the Delivery Lead Planning Strategy and Policy in managing staff and work programmes in the team and deputise as required. This post's salary also currently attracts a market supplement of 7% per month.

Lambeth’s priorities are inclusive growth, reducing inequality and creating strong and stable neighbourhoods. Work on the Lambeth Local Plan review will contribute to achieving these objectives. It will embrace the challenge of the next 15 years and focus on issues such as:

  • How to provide more good quality housing and employment opportunities in the borough along with the necessary supporting infrastructure
  • How to make the best of the regeneration opportunities, using planning policy to guide major development proposals and shape the quality of places
  • How to address the different and complex elements of housing need in Lambeth within the context of national and regional policy
  • How to improve and secure the environmental sustainability of the borough for the benefit of all

The role requires strong skills and experience in planning policy development, project management and collaborative working in a local planning authority context. Candidates should have an RTPI recognised degree-level qualification in Town Planning or equivalent and be eligible for membership of the RTPI. Experience of planning policy work in London is desirable but not essential; all candidates should have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of existing and emerging planning legislation, policy and guidance relevant to a London borough. 

Closing date for receiving completed application is Sunday 17th September at midnight