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Senior Planning Officer

Employer
Southwark Council
Location
London
Salary
£41,607 - £48,576
Closing date
29 Aug 2021

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Sector
Local Authority, Public sector
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior
Specialism
Planning
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Job Details

Southwark Council is an ambitious central London authority, which is home to some of the largest and most exciting developments in the country. The Planning and Growth Division recruiting two experienced officers to deal with major planning applications in the busy Development Management Unit. There is the prospect of challenging but highly rewarding work for the successful candidates.

We are looking for experienced planners to join busy a Development Management team, taking a leading role in a wide range of projects from major cases and large regeneration schemes to one of the country’s most innovative council house building programmes.  There will also be an opportunity to provide high quality consultancy advice to other council departments, guiding development proposals from inception.

Managing a diverse caseload, you will represent the council and use your experience in negotiations to achieve the best outcomes for the community.  You will provide support to elected members and senior officers and use your sound judgement to make reasoned and considered recommendations on complex matters, and to present cases to the Planning Committee.

In return, we offer the opportunity for you to grow as a leader with a well-respected leadership development programme; a modern work environment in attractive offices at London Bridge, and the chance to be involved in an exciting range of projects which have the power to transform our part of London.

Recruitment timetable

Closing date: 29 August 2021.

Interviews/assessment date: 10 September 2021.

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