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Planning Policy Manager
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: LBN02214
  • Published: Wed 04/12/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/01/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Newham Dockside

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Planning Policy Manager

Newham Council offers a unique working environment within a London borough that is home to some of the largest and most exciting regeneration projects in Europe. This includes the Olympic Legacy and the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, building thousands of new homes and creating thousands of new jobs, leading to a major uplift of the Borough as a whole.

With 43,000 new homes targeted to be delivered by 2033 and major regeneration projects underway, including ABP in the Royal Docks, Stratford City, Canning Town redevelopment plus the forthcoming arrival of Crossrail, Newham is leading in the delivery of creating distinctive and high quality places and is an exciting place to work.

Newham values talent and these are some of the benefits you can expect when you join our team:

  • An interest free season ticket/travel card loan scheme;
  • Childcare voucher scheme which can be used to pay for registered childcare for children up to 16 years old;
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme which offers ill health retirement provisions;
  • Discounted gym membership at all activeNewham leisure centres in Newham;
  • Free hearing, eye tests and health checks;
  • 23 days annual leave entitlement, plus two extra days after five years of service; and
  • Flexible working.

We are based at Newham Dockside, which is a state of the art building overlooking London City Airport, just one minute walk from Royal Albert DLR Station. The building includes amenities including a restaurant and coffee shop and onsite cash machine. In addition, there is a free bus that takes staff from Newham Dockside to Gallions Reach Shopping Centre throughout lunchtime.


Planning Policy Manager.

SMRA - £51,309 - £62,697 pa.

The contract will be offered on a permanent basis.

Newham Council is driving change at an unprecedented pace and scale. With an abundance of land for development, world-class transport and digital infrastructure, and a young, energetic and increasingly skilled workforce, the Borough is ideally placed to accommodate much of London’s growth in the 21st century. As development and investment in the UK’s capital moves steadily eastwards, Newham is set to become a new heart for London.

This is a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual with proven Planning Policy experience, to join our dynamic, high performing Planning Policy Team.

The job requires a high calibre Planning Policy team manager with comprehensive knowledge of the practical application of the legislative standards. You will contribute to Service planning, be responsible for performance and budget management. In addition, you will lead and manage the Transport Policy Service.

A key objective will be to work collaboratively with and provide plan making advice and direction to colleagues across the Planning Service and elected members to inform the progress of pre-applications, PPPA’s and planning applications as part of the successful delivery of the wider functions of the Planning and Development. This will involve regular direct working with the public, partners and key stakeholders, to meet Council objectives as outlined in the Corporate Plan and Service Plan.

If you want to help shape this part of London – and leave a lasting legacy for all its communities – come and join the team!


The successful candidate will have:

  • A recognised degree in Town Planning and a member of the RTPI or eligible for membership;
  • Experience of management of a group of professional, technical and administrative staff within a Local Authority team;
  • Experience of developing good working relationships with a wide range of internal bodies and customers as part of developing effective Service delivery; and

Ability to plan and work towards a long term strategic vision and translate that vision into reality.

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.


Upon joining the Council, all staff are required to satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period.



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Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Employee Services Team on 0203 373 0909