Here at the London Borough of Havering, we are excited to be growing our Planning team. Over the next few years, we are embarking on a regeneration journey that will transform our borough, create high-quality places, connect our towns and bring opportunities for all. As part of this, we are recruiting a Deputy Team Leader for Planning Applications.
In this vital leadership role, you use high-level development management skills to drive regeneration across the borough. Through the innovative and practical handling of proposals for planning permission, you will ensure that growth and regeneration in the borough is delivered in line with the Havering Local Plan.
About The Role
Together with the Team Leader, your key responsibilities will include managing the determination of up to 2,400 applications per year. You will deputise for the Team Leader and assist in setting the tactical direction for your team and monitoring performance delivery to achieve both corporate and service aims. We’ll look to you to help ensure that planning application services are completed on time and within budget.
You will support the Team Leader to establish, develop and review structures, procedures and working methods for the Planning Applications team to ensure an integrated, effective and efficient approach to the delivery of services.
To be successful in this role, you will need excellent planning and urban design skills as well as supervisory experience at team level within development management. You will assist the Team Leader in dealing with all levels of member enquiries, so confident communication skills and political astuteness is essential.
As this a senior role, we’ll expect you to have several years’ experience of major issues related to planning applications in a complex organisation and RTPI accreditation or eligibility for it. You will also need a comprehensive understanding of current developments affecting planning, regeneration and local government in London.
Havering is moving forward. Though we are the third largest borough in London, Havering is not as well-known as its Essex and east London neighbours. We are changing that. We have so much planned in Havering for you to get involved in – from transforming Romford Town Centre, extensive home building and creating integrated and long-lasting infrastructure to give our residents and businesses the services they need.
To invest in our borough, we know that we also need to invest in our people. We are looking for ambitious people who want to grow and develop their careers. In return, we offer great support and training to get you settled into your role, fantastic benefits and encourage flexible and smart working.
Our offices are a short walk from Romford station, which is on the Crossrail Elizabeth Line to and from London and are easily reachable by bus. We are close to the M25 and offer discounted car parking for staff. We are an open plan, friendly office with a great atmosphere.
Our people are as much part of our journey as the work we are doing – together Havering is going places.
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If you would like to discuss this role further please give us a call on 01708 432721