With interesting developments on the horizon, we are expanding the Strategic Applications Team at Richmond and have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Planning Officer to join the Team. The main duties include dealing with major and some complex applications, pre-application submissions and appeals as required.
With excellent communication skills you’ll assume responsibility for effective negotiation and resolution, to ensure outcomes that reflect the Council’s wider positive objectives and policies of promoting high quality and innovative development, while conserving the historic character of the Borough.
The position will be based in Richmond, with opportunities for homeworking.
Who are we
Richmond is arguably London’s most attractive borough with the River Thames running for over 10 miles through the borough, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Twickenham Town Centres and Kew Gardens with London. Richmond boasts Royal Parks and open spaces, historic houses, vibrant town centres bursting with life, as well as being the home of English rugby. With major developments on the horizon, there are exciting opportunities to broaden your experience in such a unique environment.
The London Boroughs of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth also present a unique opportunity to be part of a sociable and supportive team who are working together to create an effective shared staffing arrangement across both boroughs.
Who are you
If you are a highly motivated individual with a creative approach to problem solving alongside a “can-do” attitude to improvements in service delivery this could be the role for you!
The ideal person for the role will hold an RTPI accredited planning qualification and be able to demonstrate knowledge of Development Management, and although direct experience is not essential, it would be desirable. You will have the ability to read and assess plans, write accurate and concise reports, have excellent time management and communication skills and be a team player, as part of a busy and high performing team. While we will provide you with opportunities to undertake relevant training to help you develop in your role and further progress your career.
If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Lucy Thatcher, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Robert Angus, Robert.Angus@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 20th March 2023
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 20th and 27th March 2023
Interview Date: Week commencing 3rd and 10th April 2023
Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.