This is an exciting time for London Borough of Bexley; we are at the heart of regeneration and change as London’s growth opportunities move eastwards. The Council is planning for unprecedented growth and development, but a key corporate and political priority is to ensure that growth is appropriately located and managed. In the preparation of the statutory local plan and other planning documents, the planning policy team plays an important role in securing good growth for the borough.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience related to the production of a development plans and associated strategies and guidance, including monitoring and review, and be able to provide advice and support to senior officers and Members of the Council with particular regard to planning policy, strategy and growth, including infrastructure planning, sustainability and conservation.
You will be ambitious for new opportunities and want to work as part of dynamic and friendly team to help meet the Council’s ambitions. This role is key for the delivery of the Council’s strategic corporate priorities. Working for us you will have the opportunity to make a real difference for our residents.
Relevant planning (or equivalent) qualifications and eligibility for membership of the RTPI are required.
Investing in people is important to us, so we offer dedicated training and career development.
If you’re looking for an exciting challenge in a flexible, modern and accommodating working culture, come and join us on our journey.
For an informal chat about this post, please call Clare Loops on 020 3045 5766.
Bexley is a London Borough with big growth ambitions across the borough and in particular along Bexley Riverside. We have award-winning parks, open spaces and listed buildings and heritage sites.
The planning policy team is part of Strategic Planning, a multi-disciplinary division dealing with development planning, built and natural heritage, sustainability, place-making, infrastructure and transportation strategy. We work in a modern office environment in the heart of Bexleyheath.
What we offer:
- Relocation Package up to £8,000
- Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
- Performance Related Pay
- Up to 27 days pro rata Annual Leave (rising to 30 days pro rata after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
- Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
- An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
- Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
- MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.
View more about our employment deal here.
- CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.
- Anticipated Interview date: 10th October
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
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The Council reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy and may do so at any point up to and including where offers of employment have been made, if a suitable redeployee who is otherwise at risk of redundancy is identified