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Planning Solutions Manager

Employer: Camden Council

  • Reference: SC/17/38454
  • Published on: Thu 06/07/2017 11:54 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/07/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week.
  • Salary: £47,384 - £57,914
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square

Job details:

Directorate: Supporting Communities
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Job Level 5, Zone 2 Salary: £47,384 - £57,914
Contract Type: Permanent, FTE 25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Planning Solutions Team Manager to ensure the provision of a responsive, cost effective and quality assured Development Management Service. You will be directly responsibility for a geographical or functional area within the Division and duties will involve giving management and professional direction, guidance and support to team members, including planning and conservation officers. You will ensure that development management decisions comply with relevant legislation, policies and guidance and that these decisions are effectively defended in planning appeals. You will also maintain an effective and positive working relationship with councillors, community groups, businesses, developers, land owners and all other stakeholders involved in the planning process and have a clear understanding of their needs and aspirations.

About you

About you The ideal candidate will have relevant planning qualifications and eligibility for membership of the RTPI as well as experience of working within Development Management. You will have excellent customer care and understanding of the role of local government in supporting residents through high quality services. You will need understanding of legislation, policy development, guidance, appeals case law and the ability to apply that knowledge to delivering high quality and responsive planning services. Knowledge of local government, and regeneration and planning services is an essential part of this role and you will be expected to apply this understanding when making development decisions.

About us

Camden is located in modern award winning offices at Kings Cross overlooking the open space of Granary Square. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite Leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognising and rewarding high performance with progression and pay increase, flexible and agile working hours and benefiting from a leading pension scheme. You can see full details of our excellent benefits at Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. Discover and Diversity To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website:

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply for job" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 30th July 2017 23:59
Interviews to be held: August 2017
Please quote ref: LBC02332

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