Both roles are within the Development Management section of the Planning Unit where you will be part of a high quality strategic planning service dealing with a huge variety of applications and competing priorities. You will be politically astute and have a proven track record of dealing with Planning Appeals/JR’s, complex strategic planning issues preferably in London.
You will assess planning applications that are referred to the Mayor and work in collaboration with boroughs to deliver the ambitions of the London Plan. You will understand how to apply the London Plan in a pragmatic and sensible way that encourages development and delivers the mayor’s objectives.
A detailed knowledge and understanding of national and regional planning and development issues, legal processes and policy trends are essential. You will be expected to present reports to the Mayor and Deputy Mayors directly so you will need excellent, written and verbal communication skills. You will also need exceptional negotiation skills and the ability to work successfully with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
You will have a degree/post graduate qualification in planning or equivalent with eligibility for RTPI membership. You will also have demonstrable post-qualification experience in dealing with sensitive planning issues.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.
In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.
If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org reference GLA0941.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If that sounds like you, please apply.
Closing date: Sunday 15 September 2019 at 23:59 GMT
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