Starting salary: £52,282
Job level: Level 5 Zone 1
Work location: 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Fixed Term/Secondment for 12 months
Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Inclusive Recruitment Pilot
In keeping with Camden’s commitment to Conscious Inclusion, we are taking positive action to improve diversity at our senior levels. One of the measures we have committed to is making sure we don’t have any All-White shortlists for roles at Level 5 and above.
The recruitment to this role will form part of that pilot, to support our desire to increase the number of staff from underrepresented groups in senior roles within the council. Please see here for further information OR contact the resourcing team at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Camden we are committed to working together to make our borough the best place to live, work, study, and visit. Partnership with our communities is central to the way we work, so that everyone can access opportunities, and nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.
This role provides an opportunity for an experienced planning professional to develop their people management skills while leading on pivotal planning applications that drive positive outcomes for our borough and its communities. Supporting our Area Team Managers you will take on line management responsibility for a number of planners in the team.
You will manage your own caseload mainly comprising a small number of large scale or high profile major schemes on which you will lead on the negotiations to secure strategic benefits for Camden.
Your strategic approach will strengthen relationships across the council and externally, fostering collaboration. As the go-to expert on planning advice, processes, legislation, and Camden's policies, you'll empower confident decision-making. Your commitment ensures a responsive, high-performing Development Management Service that meets community needs.
We are looking for someone who thrives in complex situations, understands how politics affect local development, and can find smart solutions to challenges. You should care about residents and know how local government works, while your grasp of the planning process's financial and societal implications sets you apart. Building good relationships within and outside the council is important for this role.
You need to be good at managing projects, talking to people, and seeing the big picture. Your experience in handling complex planning applications is crucial. Being a good leader and mentor is a must.
You'll need a degree and postgraduate qualification in Town Planning, and at least 5 years of experience in local authority Development Management.
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Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.
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To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website
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