Career Grade Planning Officer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£27.228 - £36.711
15 May 2019
12 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract Type

Grade: Career Grade Scale 6 to PO2

Employment Term: Two year fixed term


The Royal Borough of Greenwich faces an unprecedented growth agenda in terms of its position in London, the strategic expectations of the Mayor and its pivotal role in City in the East.  It is a significant growth hub where the expectation for delivery is high.  It is an attractive borough, on the international map but not without its challenges.   

Be part of Greenwich's vision to successfully accommodate a high level of sustainable growth, which will have a positive and enhancing impact on the existing environment and community.   We are looking for key members of the team that will be instrumental in transforming the Borough and opportunities available for residents. 

The Royal Borough is looking to developer a number of sites within its ownership predominantly for housing, and the planning team is looking for a planning officer to manage a caseload of minor and major planning applications from pre-application discussions through to application submission and decision.

The position is within the Major Applications Team, reporting directly to the Senior Principal Planning Officer within the team who would also be dedicated to this project. The right candidate will ideally have previous Development Management experience of working on complex minor applications and small major applications as lead officer, with an understanding of s106 agreements and viability negotiations.

We offer a great opportunity to develop your career with a positive approach to development and a desire to put sustainable development policies into practice.

Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Any queries please contact Beth Lancaster (0208 921 5875)



Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.