- Pay Rate:
up to £28.00 per hour PAYE, depending on experience
- Hours per Week:
37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 6 months
- Stratford, London,
Interim Planning Development Manager
Reference no: LLDC 0006 0AE1 / 1
The purpose of the role is work within the Development Management team within PPDT reporting to and providing support to the Head of Development Management, the Deputy Head of Development Management, as well as the Director of PPDT and the Head of Planning Policy. Responsible for proactively evaluating planning proposals and providing professional planning advice. To liaise and negotiate effectively with applicants and agents, consultees, elected members, Government departments, residents, land owners and statutory and non-statutory bodies.
- To contribute to the implementation of a high-quality planning service which delivers a successful Olympic legacy by facilitating the physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration/
- Proactively evaluate applicants’ proposals at the pre-application stage, advising on planning processes, planning policy compliance and the appropriate content of planning applications and other planning submissions.
- Independently manage, assess, evaluate and process planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases, ensuring that these are dealt with in accordance with agreed performance targets including the preparation of high quality reports either for delegated determination or for consideration by the Planning Decisions Committee.
- Negotiate scheme amendments and mediate between different planning interests to ensure good planning and policy compliant outcomes and the regeneration objectives prepare appropriate planning conditions, and to lead negotiations on planning proposals and s.106 legal agreements.
- Monitor planning permissions and s.106 agreements.
- Attend and present reports and briefings to the Planning Decisions Committee and attend other meetings, panels and working groups.
- Manage public consultation on planning proposals and applications, including attendance at events, exhibitions and public meetings. To attend technical meetings and working groups with statutory and non-statutory agencies.
- Facilitate and contribute to joint working and the duty to cooperate with London Boroughs, the GLA and statutory and non-statutory consultees.
- Contribute to the preparation and review of local supplementary planning documents as directed by the Head of Planning Policy, including the formulation of development management policies.
- Prepare, review and monitor Development Management procedures and processes as directed by the Head of Development Management.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
Knowledge & Experience:
- Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
- Significant experience of managing planning applications.
- Experience working within the town planning profession, with a demonstrable track record of working in development management, including the assessment of planning applications and preparation of reports to senior officers and Planning Decisions Committee.
- Demonstrable practical experience of all main aspects of the statutory planning processes.
- Experience of carrying out stakeholder and public consultation and engagement, and demonstrable experience of developing effective relationships and working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including statutory and non-statutory organisations and elected representatives.
- Experience of coordinating work and liaising with other public and /or professional organisations.
- A good understanding of the political, policy, social, environmental and economic issues relating to East London and the delivery of the Olympic Park legacy and fringe areas.
- Experience of working within a team environment.
Skills & Abilities:
- Able to use own initiative and carry out activities with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary working environment and work effectively in partnership within a complex political environment.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to provide clear, succinct and persuasive presentations - formally and informally.
- Ability to critically evaluate the impacts of all types of planning applications and provide proactive advice.
- Ability to manage a varied caseload of planning applications, appeals and enforcement work.
- ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
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- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Interim Planning Development Manager
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