planning manager in london

29 May 2018
aishah abdulla, randstad cpe
job type
£ 47,000 - £ 60,000 per year, BENEFITS
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construction & property
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£ 47,000 - £ 60,000 per year, BENEFITS
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aishah abdulla, randstad cpe
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job description

Are you a Planning/Development Manager? Do you want to work for the 6th busiest local authority in England and the 2nd busiest in London? Do you want to work for the market leading provider of property, development and regulatory services to local authorities and commercial organisations?

Overview of Role

My client is seeking a Planning Manager to join their Barnet based joint venture. The successful individual will be an employee of London Borough of Barnet and Regional Enterprise Ltd and responsible for the management and performance of a team of professional development management planners and technical staff.

The role has delegated authority to sign off planning decisions on behalf of the Service Director of Planning and Building Control for the London Borough of Barnet.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

* Car/ Car Allowance
* Pension scheme
* Training and development support team
* Medical cover


* Degree in Planning or Planning related subject (essential).
* Previous experience in managing a team of planning professionals (essential).
* Excellent technical knowledge of the English Town Planning system (essential).
* Demonstration of understanding of administrative processes relating to the processing of planning applications and pre-applications (essential).
* Ability to lead and motivate a large team of planning professionals (essential).
* Previous practical experience of writing and implementing business cases (desirable).
* Previous practical experience of supporting staff remotely (desirable).
* Previous practical experience of delivering and supporting Planning Performance Agreements (desirable).


* Responsible for the management and performance of a team of professional planners and technical staff.
* Coordinate and work with both internal and external stakeholders, including staff, partners, residents, technical advisers and communications experts to drive up standards of the application service.
* Promote a culture of high performance and drives quality of development in the Borough.
* Identifies and maximise opportunities to increase revenue strands including business cases, pre-application, fast-track services and Planning Performance Agreements
* Monitors the quality of vetting and registration of applications.
* Represents the Council and Regional Enterprise at public meetings including but not limited to committee, hearings, enquiries and Court
* Makes planning decisions at levels agreed by the Director of Planning & Building Control.
* Reports directly to the Head or Deputy Head of Development Management.

Please call Aishah Abdulla at Randstad CPE on 01132456161 to discuss further, or alternatively, send an updated CV

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


housing experience,local authority experience,project management skills,


Royal Town Planning Institute

educational requirements

Planning and Architecture BA (Hons),Planning and R