Senior Principal Planning Officer - Fixed Term

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£39.774 - £42.684
15 May 2019
11 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract Type

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 Senior Principal Planning Officer to manage this process from pre-application discussions through to application submission and decision.

The position is within the Development Team and the role would be supported by a dedicated planning officer whom the Senior Principal Planning Officer would be responsible for supervising to ensure a professional, cost-effective and high quality development management service is delivered. 

You will be an experienced Development Management Planner; ideally you will have some experience of managing or mentoring staff.  You must be able to form strong collaborative working relationships with a range of public and private sector stakeholders and have excellent writing skills. Ideally you will have presented to committees and have some experience with reviewing junior officers work.  You will have a relevant professional qualification. 

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.

Any queries please contact Alex Smith (0208 921 5892)

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

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