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Planning Graduate

Southwark Council
Southwark, London
Salary Range: £35,862 - £41,967
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

Planning Graduate

Location: London

Salary Range: £35,862 - £41,967

About Southwark:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

The Role:

There is an opportunity for 2 graduate planning roles in Planning Policy in the Planning and Growth Division.

The Policy graduates write policy, research, monitoring, partnership working and working with consultants as well as working on the Local Plan. Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of planning policy particularly an understanding of strategic planning issues, how to interpret them simply and translate complex issues into development management policies.

The position requires a candidate who is keen to suggest ideas for improvements and change. This is part of a graduate programme where there are training and opportunities to gain experience throughout all of the Planning Division working towards RTPI accreditation.

About you:

The role will be challenging, requiring candidates to be enthusiastic and passionate about learning and contributing to the wide variety of work undertaken by the division. The post offers exciting development opportunities and post holders will be supported to attain RTPI membership. You will require a design or transport qualification.

Benefits and more information:

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a motivated, driven and supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members. You will also be part of a successful and high-achieving development team that is making a real difference to the lives of residents in the borough. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page.

Recruitment timetable

Advert closing date: 22 June 2024.

Interview date: 11 July 2024.

We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

Members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

Are currently in care or have previously been in care.

If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition.

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.


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