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A number of planning graduates are sought to undertake development management in the Planning Applications Team. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they can handle a demanding caseload of a wide variety of smaller planning applications. This will involve undertaking site inspections, assessing planning merits, interpreting development plan policies, reading plans and preparing well-written reports recommending granting or refusal of planning permission. Officers are also responsible for giving good planning advice to prospective developers and handling any planning appeals that arise.
You will be a graduate with a town planning (or very closely related) degree, possibly with some experience working in a planning-related field. You will have good communication skills, be organised, and able to explain complex issues to a wide variety of customers. You will be able to understand technical plans and documents and appreciate how the planning system achieves benefits for the wider community.
- Qualifications: A town planning or related degree.
- This is x4 FTC full-time position.
- Standard 36 hours Monday – Friday.
Benefits and More Information:
- https://jobs.theguardian.com/minisites/southwark-council/life-at-southwark-benefits-and- more/
- Interview date: 20 June 2023.
We are an organisation that is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.