Principal Planning Officer

Croydon, London (Greater)
Grade 14, (£44,790 - £46,839) plus Market supplement (£4,338 fte)
21 Apr 2021
11 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal

Grade 14, (£44,790 - £46,839) plus Market supplement (£4,338 fte) and Key Worker payment (£2,633 fte)

One Permanent Role

One Secondment / Fixed Term Opportunity for 12 Months

Croydon is an ambitious Council with a focus on supporting and encouraging business growth, delivering new homes (specifically affordable homes) and responding to local needs and making sure that all benefit sustainable growth.

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 as envisaged by the Croydon Local Plan. 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 contact Nicola Townsend [email protected] 

The post holder would project manage some of the largest developments that Croydon has to offer from Pre Application, to Planning Applications and through to post decision matters. Dealing with schemes which are high profile, sensitive and complex in nature. You will also have direct line management responsibilities, delegated decision making powers and be involved in identifying and implementing Service improvements.

The successful candidate will need to be a talented, politically astute, enthusiastic, motivated, experienced and knowledgeable individual who demonstrates practical experience of comprehensively assessing all aspects of development proposals with a sound understanding of Planning Policy and Legislation. Moreover, you will need to be solution focussed and resilient in a pressurised environment and will need to be exceptionally skilled in the various negotiation and communication techniques (across all mediums).

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.

Hours full time, 36 per week

Closing date Tuesday 11th May 2021, (11:59pm)

Please state clearly in your application which of the two posts you are applying for.

Equal opportunities 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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