Directorate: Supporting Communities
Location: 5 Pancras Square
Job Level: level 3 zone 1
Salary: GBP28, 343 - GBP32,874
Contract Type: Permanent, full time, 36 hours per week
25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two Junior Planners to join the Development Management Service working within either our Planning or Enforcement teams. You will ensure the provision of a responsive, high performing and high quality service, taking personal responsibility for dealing with planning applications, pre applications and appeals as required. Key duties include stakeholder engagement, effective negotiation and conflict resolution to deliver innovative outcomes that reflect council-wide objectives.
You will ensure that all reports, correspondence, enquiries and complaints are dealt with in a timely manner and to the highest standard. You will possess a thorough understanding of the nature and financial effects of the planning process and its effects on people and their environment, as well as ensuring Development Management decisions comply with relevant legislation. To succeed, you will be customer focussed and take pride in delivering excellent customer care.
To be considered for this post, you must possess a degree level qualification and a diploma or post graduate qualification in Town Planning with eligibility for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
You will have exceptional communication and customer care skills verbally, in person and in writing and the ability to work within a dynamic team to deliver effective outcomes. You will have an understanding of the role of local government in supporting residents through high quality services.
The post holder will demonstrate an understanding of current and draft planning legislation at local, London regional and national levels. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within Development Management in a local authority environment.
Camden is proud to be the country's first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
The way we work demands us to think differently and find new, innovative ways to deliver first class services, making sure everyone knows they have a chance to succeed and where nobody gets left behind. As one of London's most diverse and vibrant boroughs, we have the opportunity to create a place that works for everyone. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate people to join us in this exciting venture. Apply today and discover your career at Camden.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the 'Why you?' section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on , at , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 15 th October 2017, 23:59 pm
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