Senior Planner Information and Research Officer
The successful candidate will play a key role in the work of the Planning Strategy and Policy team, writing and commissioning evidence base studies and producing data to support the current review of the Lambeth Local Plan and associated policy projects. The post-holder will lead on housing land availability and monitoring the delivery of housing, affordable housing and other key planning policy performance indicators. The role will involve collaborative working with the GLA and across council service areas, including close working with Development Management.
Lambeth is a vibrant borough located in the heart of London. Its favourable position attracts iconic projects by international developers and world class architects such as the redevelopment of Shell Centre in Waterloo. The borough is unique in its variety of locations stretching from Waterloo and Vauxhall in the north, with a distinctive range of prominent riverside development opportunities, with lively and diverse town centres such as Brixton and Clapham, through to Streatham and Norwood in the south.
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 improve and secure the environmental sustainability of the borough for the benefit of all
The role requires strong skills relevant to information and research in a planning policy context. Candidates should be strong team players, enjoy working accurately with data and making effective use of technology, and have good written and oral communication skills. Candidates should have an RTPI recognised degree-level qualification in Town Planning or equivalent and be eligible for membership of the RTPI. Experience of working in planning 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.
This post’s salary attracts a market supplement of 7% per month.
The closing date for receiving completed application forms is Monday 16 December 2018 at midnight.
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