2 year fixed term contract
As one of London’s largest and most diverse boroughs, Croydon is a fantastic place to live, work and spend time, with all the benefits of close proximity to the rest of London and the southeast.
Over the past decade we have seen huge investment, regeneration, and growth in our Borough. Croydon remains an attractive and important part of London for ongoing growth and investment – growth from which we want to see all our communities’ benefit.
However, we must keep up to date and continually adapt and change to focus on the needs our residents are facing today, while making sure we are a financially sustainable council by 2024. This brings opportunities for those who want to work in a fast-moving environment, focused on improvement and delivering better services. Croydon is an exciting place to work.
We have a great planning management team, who lead, inspire, and believe in Croydon. If you want a challenge with great job satisfaction, there is no better opportunity than Croydon.
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About the Roles
We are seeking an experienced practitioner who is able to lead a programme of transformation projects which are designed to improve the Services we provide for Customers, Stakeholders and Officers of the Council.
A successful candidate will be enthusiastic and highly motivated officer who thrives in a team environment and relishes a challenge. You will be a proactive team member with a desire to help develop and implement transformative ways of working, as well as working on your own initiative.
It is essential that you are confident with new technology and you can demonstrate that you have a real flair and enthusiasm for taking forward the digital planning agenda.
You will work in a vibrant and busy Development Management Service. You will work alongside the Management Team within the Development Management Service and be responsible for driving forward the Service Transformation Plan, identifying and prioritising projects for transformation, designing new operating models and identifying new ways of performance management.
On a day to day basis you will be responsible for managing your own case load whilst working as part of the wider management team .The successful candidate will need to be a talented, politically astute, enthusiastic, motivated, experienced and knowledgeable individual who demonstrates practical experience of comprehensively assessing all aspects of transformation and project management. Moreover, you will need to be solution focussed and resilient in a pressurised environment and will need to be exceptionally skilled in the various negotiation and communication techniques (across all mediums).
We run regular training and development sessions on a wide range of planning and development matters, bringing in external speakers as well as in house experts and we encourage staff to take part in the organisation and topic selection. Each and every one of our staff play a vital role in delivering a planning service, if you enjoy making a difference, being part of a team and love planning we would like to hear from you
Working for Croydon
- Up to 32 Days annual leave (depending on length of service) plus Bank Holidays
- Pension – Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexible working arrangements available
- Career development/learning/training opportunities
- We also promote professional membership of the RTPI and cover the associated costs
- Employee Assistance Programme – Providing advice and Counselling
- Career development/learning/training/apprenticeship opportunities
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.