Enfield’s Planning Service - looking for talented Planners to help shape Enfield’s future
Enfield’s Planning Service is building its capacity to enable successful placemaking in one of London’s most ambitious boroughs. Our multidisciplinary team is progressing a new Local Plan, which will help guide delivery of circa 30,000 new homes alongside jobs, infrastructure, amenities and uses to support Enfield’s existing and future communities, and is taking a lead on enabling high quality design and proactively guiding schemes through the development management process.
Enfield is the first London borough to be awarded £156m funding from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock development growth in our borough; and this is just one part of the ambitious plans that we have to shape Enfield’s future. We are energised and passionate about enabling successful places and supporting communities through planning and design.
We’re are looking for exceptional candidates to make a contribution to our newly formed Planning Service; a service that brings together Development Management and Strategic Planning and Design in to one collaborative team.
We want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the work and culture of a growing, dynamic and ambitious team.
Area Plans Manager
36 hours a week – We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time hours, compressed hours, working from home and staggered start and finish times
Applications welcomed from candidates interested in arranging a secondment from their current role either from the public or private sector
Grade: MM1 up to £48,486 pa
We are looking for a committed and talented planning and design professional who that can work collaboratively and creatively to drive forward place-based Local Plan polices, Area Plans, Masterplans and Neighbourhood Planning in Enfield. The Area Plans Manager will join the Planning Service as we embark on a range of exciting planning and regeneration projects that aim to support and enhance the distinctive places and neighbourhoods of Enfield. The Area Plans Managers’ work will contribute to improving the lives of existing and future communities and creating great places to live, work and play through proactive planning, sustainable development, transport projects and improvements to the public realm.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight on 16th January 2020
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To apply for the role please email a copy of your CV with your contract and hour preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please quote the job title and/or ref no in the email subject)
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire.Turner@enfield.gov.uk on 02081321024.
A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact one of our Senior Managers in Planning - Vincent Lacovara on 020 132 0664, May Hope on 0208 132 2466 or Neeru Kareer on 0208 379 1634 for an informal discussion.