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Senior Planner
  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/1248/921
  • Published: Mon 02/12/2019, 15:26 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 08/12/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £32,643 - £45,704 depending on skills, knowledge and experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Senior Planner

Job Description

  • Do you want to work for an organisation where your work-life balance is enhanced?

  • Are you looking to broaden your experience in a unique environment?

  • Do you have previous experience in a Planner role?

If you answered yes, we would like to hear from you!

We have exciting opportunities for qualified Senior Planning Officers within our Development Management Teams based in Wandsworth taking personal responsibility for dealing with complex and larger scale planning applications, as well as pre applications and appeals as required.

With excellent communication skills, you’ll assume responsibility for effective negotiation and resolution in order to deliver outcomes that reflect the Council’s wider positive objectives. This is in tandem with delivering policy objectives of promoting high quality and innovative development while conserving the historic character of the Borough.

Who are we

Wandsworth is a thriving Inner London Borough on the southern banks of the River Thames that is steeped in a diverse history.  The borough features landmarks such as the iconic Battersea Power Station, Ram Brewery and Clapham Junction Station, while being acknowledged for its famous green spaces such as Wandsworth, Clapham and Tooting Bec Commons, Putney Heath and the Grade II* listed Battersea Park. The borough also comprises a rich mix of vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods including Battersea, Tooting, Putney and Balham.

The planning team has a reputation for working proactively with developers and local community to bring forward innovative, high quality developments, including within Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, Wandsworth Town, Battersea Riverside and the Le Corbusier inspired Alton Estate.

The London Borough of Wandsworth together with the Borough of Richmond upon Thames present a unique opportunity to be part of a sociable and supportive team who are working together to create an effective shared staffing arrangement across both boroughs.

Who are you

  • The ideal person for one of these roles will hold an RTPI accredited planning qualification and be able to demonstrate good experience of Development Management either through local planning authority or private industry exposure.

  • You’ll have the ability to read and assess plans, negotiate with developers to bring forward high quality developments, write accurate and concise reports, as well as meet tight deadlines.

  • You will have an excellent knowledge of planning legislation and policy at local, regional, and national levels as well as strong communication and customer-care skills.

  • While you will have the ability to work flexibly, as part of a busy and high performing team, we will provide you with opportunities to undertake relevant training to help you develop in your role and further progress your career.

Please review the attached Job Profile for the full responsibilities of this varied role.

If you would like to discuss the posts, please contact Nick Calder  nick.calder@richmondandwandsworth or Nigel Granger,

How to apply?

Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Why choose us?

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019

Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 9th December 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 16th December 2019

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.