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Career Grade Planning Officer (Strategic Applications Team) Lv 1: Planning Team
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering - Planning
  • Reference: NSD/19/107615
  • Published: Mon 02/09/2019, 8:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 14/10/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £21,591 - £25,809 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Havering

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Career Grade Planning Officer (Strategic Applications Team) Lv 1: Planning Team


Level 1 - £21,591 - £25,809

Level 2 - £27,228 - £33,948

Level 3 - £34,794 - £43,590

Market Supplement:

Level 2 - £4,000

Level 3 - £5,000 

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. We know that to achieve our goals we need the best people on board, so we are recruiting ambitious Planning Officers to join us. 

Our Career Grade Planning Officer roles offer the chance to progress your planning career with us, no matter your current level of experience. We are recruiting at three levels; Planning Technician, Planning Officer and Senior Planning Officer. 

About the Roles

You will use a range of development management skills to make a significant contribution to the regeneration of the borough. Through the innovative and practical development of proposals for planning permission, you will ensure that growth and regeneration is delivered in line with the Havering Local Plan. 

Depending on the level you’re applying for, we’ll be expecting different levels of planning experience – details of which are outlined in the job descriptions. However, all our roles require logical and innovative thinkers, great team players and excellent attention to customer care. 

You will be responsible for a caseload of planning applications, the processing of which will meet your performance management targets. You will play an advisory role in making recommendations and providing pre-application advice on a range of proposals. Whilst the complexity of your caseloads will be dictated by your experience, you will develop and maintain the full range of professional planning skills required for your post. 

As a member of our planning team, we’ll expect you to ensure customer satisfaction when delivering development management services, providing applicants and residents with a positive experience. 

Whilst RTPI accreditation is not required to begin our lower graded roles, you will need A-levels or equivalent qualifications that would allow entry onto an appropriate RTPI accredited first degree. You will also need to demonstrate an awareness for planning issues and developments, and an ability to read and scale drawings. Above all, you will show a passion for the work we are doing and the drive to keep communities engaged and involved in our projects. 

About Us

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 the services they need. 

To invest in our borough, we know 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