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Strategic Applications Lead Officer

Employer: London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

  • Reference: LBHF/17/39531
  • Published on: Mon 24/07/2017 09:55 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/09/2017 11:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours:
  • Salary: PO7 - £47,292 - £50,115 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hammersmith & Fulham Council Town Hall, King Street Hammersmith London W6 9JU

About the role

Hammersmith and Fulham is a borough that benefits enormously from a rich diversity of iconic buildings, conservation areas, successful businesses, major centres of health and education and three famous football teams. It is also a highly desirable place to live. Constantly evolving and reshaping itself to meet the needs of its changing population in what is one of London’s most densely populated areas.

The council are hugely ambitious and constantly strive to be the best. Our newly combined Regeneration, Planning and Housing service are at the heart of what is to come. We are passionate about place-making, matching the expectations of our residents with high quality homes including affordable housing and creating places where people will aspire to live and work.

In this diverse role you will assist the Team Leader in developing the major borough regeneration areas and complex sites, identifying development opportunities, encouraging appropriate schemes, and assisting in the administration of the approval process. This is also a high profile role in which you will work with the Leader of the Council, Cabinet Members and managers across the Council, as well as a range of stakeholders from external organisations.

You will retain a clear focus on ensuring the provision of a high quality, effective and efficient planning regeneration service within the sphere of the management responsibility, and to have full regard to the objectives of the whole planning service and the Council. You will also have secondary responsibility for the management of case officers and assist or act as lead, as appropriate, on ensuring that deadlines are met and appropriate recommendations actioned.

About you

As a planning professional, you have a sound knowledge of the trends, developments, political and legislative issues affecting Town Planning and understand how these impact on the Borough’s development opportunities.

You will be well versed in working with developers on large scale and/or complex applications. Also key to your success will be your excellent customer service skills, ability to manage staff and think creatively.

About us

Our Development Management Team is highly regarded and incredibly successful, consistently featuring in the top performing London Boroughs. We’ve achieved this by adopting lean processes, reducing bureaucracy and committing to developing and supporting our staff so they can perform at their very best.

We take a huge amount of pride in the fact that what we can offer here is the opportunity to be part of bigger projects than you’ll find at other authorities. This combined with an outstanding benefits scheme, excellent training opportunities and genuine career progression makes Hammersmith and Fulham the perfect place to advance your career.

Application process

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against just a couple of specific questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV to further support your application.

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email .

Closing: Monday 4th September

Interviews will take place on a date between Monday 4th September and Friday 15th September.

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