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Principal Aviation Officer

London Borough of Newham
Newham, London
£40,869 - £48,819 pa
Closing date
23 May 2021
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Principal Aviation Officer

£40,869 - £48,819 pa

About us

Newham Council will offer you a working environment and involvement in some of Europe’s most exciting regeneration and development projects.  Our work is contributing to 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 Newham Council 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.

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 Job

London City Airport's planned £500m investment in the City Airport Development Programme and their normal operations is partly controlled and regulated by the Local Planning Authority.  The primary function of this post is to work with London City Airport to facilitate compliance with their planning permission and deed of planning obligation.

In keeping with the Council's declaration of climate emergency, delivering upon the air quality action plan and supporting employment opportunities for our local residents this role is critical in ensuring London City Airport contribute towards the Council's priorities.

This post requires a breadth of knowledge about and experience of Planning; sustainability issues; Environmental Control matters including noise and air quality; economic regeneration with a focus on skills and employability programmes; complaint handling; and political awareness.

This is a post which requires collaboration and empathy with a range of internal and external stakeholders, Members, residents and professional consultants amongst others.  Procuring and managing consultants to support the review of technical submissions will also be a key accountability of this role.

This post is funded by a deed of planning obligation with London City Airport and daily interaction will be typical although the post remains an impartial role accountable to the residents of Newham via the Council's governance and legislative requirements.

This post is the key point of contact for any and all enquiries related to London City Airport and contributes to the Council's wider position on aviation development.

About You

We are looking for a candidate with a keen eye for detail but who sees how their role contributes to the Council's wider priorities.

Successful candidates will be politically astute with an appreciation of London and national politics and their implications for aviation development and spatial planning.

You should be familiar of working within and thriving in a busy working environment often with conflicting priorities and working with minimal supervision.  You will be confident in making sound judgments and robustly justifying any recommendations to other officers where authority is needed from them.

You may be looking for a change from the private or third sector to a Local Authority setting; or to progress your career from a Planning or Environmental Control role.  If you wish to informally discuss the role please contact the role's line manager Jennifer Bishop on [email protected] or 02033731168.

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Closing date: 23.5.21

Previous applicants need not apply

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining why and how you meet the criteria for this role. Applications with cvs only are unlikely to demonstate how a candidate meets the relevant criteria on the person specification. 

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required  

for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).


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