Interim Project Officer – Housing, Benefits & Planning

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Interim Project Officer – Housing, Benefits & Planning
Interim Position

Croydon 6399

Posted: 14th June 2022 10:56
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £33.30 per hour PAYE TBC

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 8-9 months

  • Croydon,

    CR0 1EA

What's involved with this role:

Interim Project Officer – Housing, Benefits & Planning

Job Ref: Croydon 6399

Hybrid role: 2 days in the office

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.

The post holder may need to attend evening and weekend meetings (eg committees & events within the borough)

To manage and support projects with a focus on the production of the Local Plan and other spatial planning documents and projects on time, to a high quality and to budget, as set out in the Local Plan Programme. This includes the consultation, communication plans and activities needed for continuous engagement of interested parties in the Local Plan and any planning documents.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the delivery of allocated projects in the Local Plan programme.
  • Report on a range of Local Development Documents, Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP), masterplans and conservation matters and planning obligations.
  • Provide highlight reports on the financial and risk management of allocated project budgets.
  • Support the production of the Local Plan and SPDs that promote the strengths of the area as a place to live and work.
  • Support fee-earning projects in the field of Spatial Planning.
  • Keeping subscribers to the Local Plan database regularly informed of progress in the involvement and production of Local Plan programme.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Qualifications & Knowledge:

  • Relevant RTPI approved qualifications, skills, knowledge and competence in spatial planning to qualify for RTPI membership.
  • Understanding of current issues & developments affecting planning, regeneration & local government
  • Policy: understanding of main central government, strategic & development plan policy issues
  • Law: understanding of spatial planning legislation
  • Understanding of the operation of local government


Experience & Skills:

  • Understanding of member - officer relations and conduct at public meetings.
  • Providing a commercial service to fee-paying clients.
  • Writing: display general level of ability in letter & report writing; exhibit a clear & comprehensible writing style.
  • Basic appreciation of visual and aesthetic concepts.
  • Ability to read and scale drawings and appreciation of urban design skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure with excellent time management skills.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. 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.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. 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:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Croydon 6399
Interim Project Officer – Housing, Benefits & Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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