Senior Planning Officer (Applications Team) - Development Management

Croydon, London
Scale 9 - 11 (£33,291 - £39,774 - plus market supplement)
29 Oct 2020
15 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior

Senior Planning Officer (Applications Team) - Development Management

Scale 9 - 11 (£33,291 - £39,774 - plus market supplement)

About Croydon

Croydon is an ambitious Council and we are looking for a dedicated, dynamic, enthusiastic, hard-working and passionate development management practitioners, operating as Senior Planning Officers within the Applications Teams. We are proud of what we have achieved to date and have been recognised as one of the best in class, with a focus on supporting and encouraging business growth, delivering new homes (specifically affordable homes) and responding to local needs, making sure that all benefit from the fruits of good growth and regeneration.

Croydon is well placed to be a major strategic force for good growth and transformation in London and the South East. The Council has a vision to deliver much needed sustainable development and town centre renewal over the next 20 years, as envisaged by the Croydon Local Plan (2018). We have and will continue to be focussed on delivery - well grounded in reality, working closely with partners and developers to problem solve and identify pragmatic solutions, utilising dynamic development management processes and best practice.

An opportunity to get involved and be part of a forward-thinking development management service does not come along very often and we look forward to hearing from you. Should you wish to discuss the role further, please email Richard Freeman [email protected] or Nicola Townsend [email protected] We will be sure to get back to you.

About the Role

Senior Planning Officer (Applications Team) - Development Management

Scale 9 - 11 (£33,291 - £39,774 - plus market supplement)

A successful candidate will have to be a talented, enthusiastic, motivated and knowledgeable individual who demonstrates a good understanding of planning policy and development management legislation, have good written and verbal communication skills and to be able to work to strict deadlines. You will be required to further enhance service delivery for all our customers, focussing specifically on the realisation of sustainable growth, firmly embedded in high standards of design and the maximisation of social, economic and environmental benefits.

Whilst we have a reasonably up to date development plan, we are currently reviewing the Croydon Local Plan (2018) to ensure that it remains up to date and reflects a changing town planning context.

You will work in a vibrant and busy Development Management Service and will have the opportunity to deal with a wide variety of planning applications, appeals and pre application enquiries.

Working for Croydon

  • Up to 30 Days annual leave (depending on length of service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension – Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Providing advice and Counselling
  • Career development/learning/training opportunities
  • We also promote professional membership of the RTPI and cover the associated costs.
  • Full Time 36 hours

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Closing date: 15 November 2020 11:59pm

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Statement

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

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