Enfield’s Planning Service - looking for talented Planners to help shape Enfield’s future
Enfield’s Planning Service is building its capacity to enable successful placemaking in one of London’s most ambitious boroughs. Our multidisciplinary team is progressing a new Local Plan, which will help guide delivery of circa 30,000 new homes alongside jobs, infrastructure, amenities and uses to support Enfield’s existing and future communities, and is taking a lead on enabling high quality design and proactively guiding schemes through the development management process.
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 have to shape Enfield’s future. We are energised and passionate about enabling successful places and supporting communities through planning and design.
We’re are looking for exceptional candidates to make a contribution to our newly formed Planning Service; a service that brings together Development Management and Strategic Planning and Design in to one collaborative team.
We want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the work and culture of a growing, dynamic and ambitious team.
Senior Planning Policy Officer
36 hours a week – We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time hours, compressed hours, working from home and staggered start and finish times
Applications welcomed from candidates interested in arranging a secondment from their current role either from the public or private sector
Grade: SO1 – PO1 £29,766 - £36,711 pa (Dependent on experience)
This role is for a motivated planning professional to join our Plan Making Team and progress their career by helping to drive forward Enfield's new Local Plan and associated planning evidence, policy and guidance and to contrinute to the wider work of the Planning Service.
The successful candidate is anticipated to work on projects and policies 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 enjoy using Plan Making to positively enable good growth.
We are looking for a talented and committed planning professional capable of delivering excellence as part of Enfield’s ambitious and growing Planning Service . 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.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight on 16th January 2020
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To apply for the role please email a copy of your CV with your contract and hour preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 one of our Senior Managers in Planning - Vincent Lacovara on 020 132 0664, May Hope on 0208132 2466 or Neeru Kareer on 0208 379 1634 for an informal discussion.