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Senior Planning Officer (OPDC)

Job reference no: OPDC-SPO
Contract type: Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 28 August 2022 at 23:59 GMT
Interview Date: 13 and 14 September 2022
Salary: £45,808 per annum (‘pro rata’ if applicable)
Grade: 8

Join OPDC’s Planning Policy team and help shape the future of one of London’s most exciting and ambitious regeneration projects, the Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area.

Old Oak and Park Royal is one of London’s largest Opportunity Areas and one of only two of the Mayor of London’s Development Corporations, the other being the LLDC formed to deliver the Olympic Park.

The OPDC area spans three London boroughs, the Park Royal industrial estate and has the new High Speed 2 and Elizabeth line station at Old Oak Common at its heart, the only place where the two major new rail lines meet. OPDC is leading the planning and regeneration of this emerging new district with the potential to deliver many thousands of new homes and jobs over the coming years.

We have a rare opportunity for a talented individual to join our Planning Policy team as a Senior Planner on a permanent contract, helping to deliver a range of new innovative planning guidance following the recent adoption of our Local Plan.

The successful candidate will help deliver the Mayor’s vision for jobs and growth as you play your part in our plans for the creation of a new vibrant part of London and delivery of high quality, high density inclusive development that future generations of Londoners will be proud of.

As a Senior Planner, you’ll take a central role in delivering an efficient, effective and pioneering plan-making service, producing planning and infrastructure guidance with a focus on masterplanning, carrying out research and helping to embed planning reforms to directly shape our emerging suite of guidance documents. You will pro-actively engage with our community, stakeholders and professional networks and support colleagues by providing policy and strategy advice.

The successful candidate will possess a relevant degree and be eligible for RTPI membership. You will have a good understanding of the working environment of a local planning authority. Experience of developing best practice planning guidance for complex and diverse areas with a focus on infrastructure, masterplanning and mapping will be an advantage. You will also have an excellent understanding of the local, regional and national planning policy context, the legislative framework and forthcoming planning reforms. You believe strongly in working flexibly as part of a team to get the job done and are confident in your technical expertise and experience to proactively manage your own workload and deliver successful outcomes.

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London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London’s diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference OPDC-SPO.

Application closing date:  Sunday 28 August 2022 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: Brent Civic Centre on 13 and 14 September 2022

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In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London’s diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as these roles is open to job share.