Planning Opportunities in Development Management, Policy and Enforcement

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Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£25,137– 37,722pa, £40,869 - £48,819 pa
Posted
06 Apr 2021
Closes
25 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Principal

About us

Newham will offer you a unique working environment within a London borough that is at the centre of many of Europe’s most exciting regeneration projects - including the Royal Docks (soon to be the new location for the Mayor of London’s City Hall) and Stratford - building thousands of new homes and creating thousands of new jobs, creating opportunities and benefits for the Borough as a whole.

Over the last two years, the Council has adopted a number of key corporate strategies – these include a declaration of climate emergency, underpinned by the objective to make the London Borough of Newham carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon zero by 2050; a Covid Recovery Plan focusing on how the Council can help support residents and businesses to not just recover from Covid-19 but build a stronger Newham for the future; and Community Wealth Building: an inclusive economic approach that aims to address poverty in the borough as well ensure that investment coming into Newham benefits all residents.

Alongside these corporate priorities, the Planning Service is involved in the delivery of c.2800 new homes targeted per year, 31 Strategic Sites, an Enterprise Zone, emerging Opportunity Area Planning Framework, large scale and distinctive employment-generating schemes, and major infrastructure projects underway.

Newham offers many career-defining opportunities to work at pace, at scale, and on innovative responses to complex issues. We are evolving in how we deliver services to our residents and businesses, with investment in new ICT to enable our staff to work remotely and be closer to the communities we serve.

Newham has a flexible working policy and we are open to considering proposals as to the exact pattern of work, such that hours can be arranged around you and your family's needs, as well as our business needs.

About the Jobs

Planner - (Planning Officer) - Roles in Development Management, Planning Policy and Planning Enforcement

£25,137– 37,722pa

Closing date: 25th April 2021

These posts requires an appreciation and understanding of planning legislation and national and regional policy; a knowledge and enthusiasm for stakeholder and public engagement; and the ability to manage tasks and responsibilities to drive forward projects individually and as part of a team.

We are particularly looking for people who have a passion for how the planning system can understand, shape and improve the lives of those who currently and will soon live and work in the borough.

These posts are career graded, with appointment to a particular grade, and progression between grades dependent on experience and performance.

More details below about each team:

Planning Policy roles

Planning Policy is entering an exciting phase in Newham: having adopted our Local Plan in 2018, the Council is embarking on an early review, focussing on high quality homes to meet residents’ needs as well as embedding the Council’s Covid Recovery Plan and community wealth building principals and responding to the climate emergency. This new Plan will be developed with our community, using co-production and innovative engagement methods.

Development Management roles

As a Planner in Development Management, you will take ownership of the full application process from pre application discussions, through the application process, 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. 

Planning Enforcement roles

Planning Enforcement is integral in maintaining public confidence in the planning system. This is a hugely varied and exciting role where you will be responsible for managing a busy caseload of enforcement investigations, negotiating with property owners, determining planning applications, progressing unresolved breaches of planning control with formal action, defending the Council at appeal and initiating prosecution proceedings. The team are nationally recognised for their forward thinking and proactive approach to enforcement, with a focus on securing transformational change within the borough to the benefit of our residents.

Principal Planner - Policy

£40,869 - £48,819 pa

Closing date: 25th April 2021

Planning Policy is entering an exciting phase in Newham: having adopted our Local Plan in 2018, the Council is embarking on an early review, focussing on high quality homes to meet residents’ needs as well as embedding the Council’s Covid Recovery Plan and community wealth building principals and responding to the climate emergency. This new Plan will be developed with our community, using co-production and innovative engagement methods.

As well as developing a new Plan, the Policy Team work closely with Regeneration colleagues, the GLA and other partners to realise our vision through masterplanning and other delivery-focused projects. The team is also involved in the pre-application process for major and other complex sites. We are known as a team for our responsive, pragmatic and positive approaches to the policy context, receiving national recognition for our cutting edge cumulative impact policy.

The post requires an appreciation and critical understanding of planning legislation and national and regional policy; a robust understanding of the importance of stakeholder and public engagement; and the ability to manage a complex and varied array of tasks and responsibilities to drive forward key projects individually and as part of a team.

If you want to help shape this part of London, turning our vision into reality – and leaving a lasting legacy for all its communities – come and join the team!

You will be a knowledgeable and experienced Planner, confident in tackling new challenges and flexible in your approach to your work to allow you to adapt and meet the needs of the service. You should be able to lead, innovate and organise, while also inspiring and nurturing the talent and interest of other team members.

The post is career graded, with appointment to a particular grade, and progression between grades dependent on experience and performance.

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