Southwark Council is a Central London borough which is changing rapidly, being at the centre of a dynamic world city with a huge regeneration agenda. The Planning Division is looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Planning and Monitoring Innovation Manager to lead on planning policy and strategy for development, to deliver the council’s political and service delivery objectives. The role will also lead on monitoring and implementing change to modernise and digitise the planning service.
The Planning Service provides a source of professional expertise to assess planning applications and to write planning policies and to monitor change and development to make sure that the planning service is contemporary.
In this role, you will develop effective working relationships with colleagues internally and with planners throughout London to ensure you understand their aims and priorities. You will work in partnership with planning colleagues and professional associations to drive forward their improvement agenda through their staff. You will also have the opportunity to actively lead your own team development plan and service within the division. You will ensure that the work you deliver is of highly, relevant and is delivered on time. You will be expected to actively seek out learning opportunities to maintain and develop your planning expertise as part of an agenda for change and innovation.
To succeed, you’ll have a planning qualification, be able to demonstrate substantial knowledge and experience of planning in a major city environment, together with the ability to manage a complex range of work including supervising others and to deliver this to deadlines to a consistently high quality. You will also strive for continuous improvement and be able to contribute to new innovative forms of service delivery.
Additional salary details
The salary for this role is £51,663 - £64,725 per annum, plus £2,724 JNC benefits (pro-rata per annum, subject to review); the starting salary is dependent on background and experience with salary progression dependent on performance.
Closing date: 6th October 2021.
Interview & Assessment date: 14th October 2021.
To apply please click here https://jobs.southwark.gov.uk/jobs/planning-policy-and-monitoring-innovation-manager-sc04468
We are an organisation that is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at the senior management level in the council.