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. To help achieve our goals, we are now looking for a Team Leader of Strategic Applications.
About The Role
In this vital leadership role, you will have the autonomy to develop the Strategic Applications team and manage caseloads as you see fit to drive up performance. All the while, working alongside and supporting the Head of Strategic Applications to deliver the best possible outcomes for the borough’s residents and businesses.
You will also spearhead high quality development across the borough by leading our Development Team Service – a bespoke programme that we offer to developers and their professional advisers to work with us from a very early stage, often before a scheme has even been commissioned. This Programme has proven itself integral to our process and quality of work, so we are looking for a team manager who will live and breathe this model.
To be successful in this role you will have several years of experience in complex applications, pre-application processes and the gravitas to lead fruitful negotiations on behalf of the authority. Whilst we are open to seeing candidates who want to step up, you must have demonstrable experience of the day-to-day supervision of a team, whether through line management or mentoring.
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. However, we are changing that. We have so much planned in Havering – 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.
But 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 here. 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 on the Crossrail Elizabeth line to and from London and 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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