Principal Planning Development Manager

Posted 26 October by The Guardian
Principal Planning Development Manager£59,240 per annumFixed Term Contract for 2 years Full time (37 hours per week)Working with usWe are absolutely committed to better reflecting the communities we serve in east London, and we are looking for someone who is passionate about this too. We're keen to hear how your work and lived experience make you suitable for this role and we'd especially welcome applications from people based in our local communities, or those from traditionally under-represented groups.We're very proud of our inclusive culture at LLDC - we care as much as about what you have the potential to do as what you have already done, and we want to hear how you will give us a better representation of the perspectives of those we are here to serve.At LLDC we appreciate that you may want a flexible approach to working, it's about giving our employees the opportunity to be adaptable and embrace new ways of working to improve our productivity and performance. This role will be considered for flexible working if required, which could be, for example, job share, part time hours, home working or compressed hours.Who we are London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is the organisation that the Mayor of London has set up to drive the regeneration of the area of east London around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This means that we do many different things, from building new homes, schools, universities, cultural institutions and business premises; to managing a beautiful Park and fantastic sporting venues; to running community events and sports programmes. To do all this we work with our wider family within the GLA group (including the Greater London Authority and Transport for London) and use our shared resources across our group. Your role will therefore be central to our mission as an organisation as well as the other group organisations.We are making Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the vibrant communities surrounding into an attractive and inspiring place where people come together to achieve great things; a place where local talent is celebrated and the benefits of regeneration can be shared by all; and a place that attracts investment, improving local lives as well as driving national economic growth. More than 38 million people have visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since it reopened after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. An additional 40,000 jobs are expected to be created on the Park by 2036, plus 33,000 new homes in the wider Stratford area by 2036, including the London Legacy Development Corporation's developments at Chobham Manor, East Wick, Sweetwater, Pudding Mill Lane, Bridgewater, Stratford Waterfront, Rick Roberts Way and Hackney Wick. The London Legacy Development Corporation is also working with its partners in delivering East Bank - a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth - bringing Sadler's Wells, BBC Music and the V&A as well as UAL's London College of Fashion and University College London to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. One of the key aspects of this role is leading the internal engagement aspects of our Transition programme. As a Mayoral Development Corporation, our powers and responsibilities will evolve, and from the end of 2024 continuing responsibilities will be picked up by successor arrangements, this could be an existing organisation, or one set up specifically to take this work forward (this is referred to as Transition).What we are looking for Working in the Local Planning Authority you will be responsible for assessing and making recommendations on a variety of planning proposals, primarily major applications. The role may also include planning enforcement and appeals work. You will be responsible for proactively evaluating planning proposals and providing professional planning advice; liaising and negotiating effectively with applicants and agents, consultees, elected members, Government departments, residents, land owners and statutory and non-statutory bodies. You will also be expected to mentor and develop direct reports in a line manager capacity.Who we are looking forWe are looking for a talented Principal Planning Development Manager to join our dynamic, small but busy Planning Policy and Decisions Team who are responsible for the London Legacy Development Corporation's Local Planning Authority function.You will have the opportunity to work on planning applications at a range of scales; including high profile, large-scale mixed use, residential and cultural proposals in and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and surrounding area. The successful candidate will have experience of working in development management, including on the assessment of major development proposals, negotiating legal agreements and conditions, and the preparation of reports to senior officers and Planning Decisions Committee. You will have demonstrable practical experience of all aspects of the statutory planning processes, with experience of developing effective relationships.We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate experience and potential in the key accountabilities in bold in the role profile. To find out more about this role please download a copy of our recruitment pack and hit "Apply Now"7Please note we do not accept CV's for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system.The closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd November 23:59pmThis role will consist of a one stage interview process with interviews taking place thereafter.Currently we are anticipating facilitating interviews via MS Teams video call. The details of this process or other alternative options will be discussed at invite stage.If you would like to discuss this role further or have any questions please contact the HR team on or .

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