Your new organisation
With 350,000 residents, when you choose to work in Ealing you will be developing your career with one of London’s largest Boroughs with all the opportunities and challenges reflective of a world class city. The London Borough of Ealing is currently involved in over £5bn worth of large scale development and regeneration schemes, including significant transport infrastructure projects that will connect residents of the borough to more of London than ever before. Ealing is one of London’s ten “Metropolitan Town Centres” and currently processes over 6000 applications per year, with significant growth expected once the five Cross Rail stations open up over the next few years. These are exciting times for Ealing which is increasingly being seen as an attractive location for not only developers but also enthusiastic professional planners looking for to progress their careers.
Your new role
You will be tasked with processing a wide range of planning applications and being the main point of contact for planning advice on all planning issues associated with any given development.
You will be responsible for ensuring applications received are assessed under relevant local and national planning legislation in accordance with Ealing’s statutory obligations, policies and good practice.
You will provide pre-application advice to applicants on the suitability of proposed schemes, whilst promoting Ealing’s approach to sustainable development and stakeholder engagement.
Planning applications dealt with will range from the basic through to larger strategic schemes, which will require you to consider a variety of complex planning issues relating to heritage, urban design and sustainability, whilst balancing the needs of community engagement and the local democratic process.
You will be required to develop effective working relationships with development partners, consultants and the internal teams involved in successful project delivery and will have a keen understanding of the development process as a whole.
What you'll need to succeed
Ideally you will have a degree in in Town Planning or a RTPI equivalent subject, have a proven track record of handling a range of development management applications and will have a detailed knowledge of working with planning legislation and relevant policy, in addition, you will be people focused, providing our broad range of customer excellent service regarding discussions, negotiations and responsiveness. You will be IT proficient and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
What you'll get in return
You will earn a competitive salary, with a £1,000 market supplement (subject to yearly review) and with additional benefits that include a generous holiday allowance and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. In addition, you may access to voluntary benefit options including holiday buy, child care vouchers, share save scheme and life assurance. In line with the London Borough of Ealing’s policy for flexible working you will be encouraged to complete work from home as appropriate to improve the work life balance for Council Employees. You will also be working as part of a team that promotes from within and will push for employees to be involved with a wide variety of applications to gain experience in many areas.
The Borough has a strong retail, restaurant and cultural offer all within walking distance of the Council offices, which have excellent accessibility by rail, tube and road with central London and the western fringe.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, simply click 'apply now' and send a copy of your up to date CV, or by calling us now. You can find more information about “Ealing in London” and any other roles available as part of the Planning team at the London Borough of Ealing on the dedicated recruitment website: hays.co.uk/jobs/ealing-in-london/