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Principal Planning Policy Officer : Place
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 6028
  • Published: Mon 09/09/2019, 3:02 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 10/10/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £37842 - £40728
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre

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Principal Planning Policy Officer : Place

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Enfield’s Planning Service - looking for talented Planners to help shape Enfield’s future

Enfield is the first London borough to be awarded £156m funding from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to unlock development growth in our borough; and this is just one part of the ambitious plans that we are developing to shape Enfield’s future. We are energised and passionate about quality place making and the role that planners can have in helping deliver this.

We’re are looking for exceptional candidates to make a contribution to our newly formed Planning Service, that brings together Development Management and Strategic Planning and Design to lead both new strategic policy and help guide projects through the planning process to delivery.

There’s more than one reason why we believe Enfield is a great place to live and work and why it has such an exciting future. Our attractive historic market town boasts a prime location with great transport links into central London. We host a myriad of assets from great green spaces, cultural venues and countryside including the Lee Valley Regional Park, a high performing industrial economy and a range of sites and opportunities for future development, growth and placemaking.

Enfield’s Planning Service is building its capacity to help deliver circa 30,000 new homes through Enfield’s New Local Plan 2036, area-wide regeneration and high quality planning, design and heritage service to ensure successful placemaking and regeneration.

We want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the Planning Service's culture and exciting programme of work.

Principal Planning Policy Officer

Permanent, Full Time

Grade: PO2 £37,842 to £40,728 pa

This role is for a motivated professional to join our Plan Making Team to work on evidence base and help develop policies for Enfield's emerging Local Plan.

The successful candidate is anticipated to work on evidence that will help define the spatial capacity for growth across different places in Enfield, including identifying how and where circa. 30,000 new homes will be delivered across the Borough and how Enfield's industrial and employment land will be intensified and expanded. The successful candidate will then assist in using the evidence compiled to develop draft Local Plan policies that will help positively enable growth.

We are looking for a talented and committed planning professional capable of delivering excellence as part of Enfield Planning Service’s work programme . The role will involve collaboration with various professionals and stakeholder engagement.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire.Turner@enfield.gov.uk on 02081321024. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact 'Vincent Lacovara' on '020 132 0664 or Neeru Kareer on 0208 379 1634’ for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing date: Thursday 10th October 2019 at 23:59pm

Interviews: Week commencing 28th October 2019



Additional Information

To apply, please upload a supporting statement and CV as one document, your supporting statement should be on two sides of A4 setting out how you meet the criteria set out in the job description and specification.

Our standard guidance through this application will state that your CV will not be visible to the manager at application stage. However, please note as the manager would like an expression of interest attached to your CV as your application to apply for this role, your CV will be visible to the manager as soon as it has been submitted. As we operate a process of name blind recruitment you do not need to include your name on your CV.