Planning Policy Team Leader (Housing and Economy)

Client: London Borough of Southwark

Location: Hybrid Working

Salary: £48,747 - £55,845

Closing date: Sunday, 02 April 2023 23:30

Planning Policy Team Leader (Housing and Economy)

G12, salary range £48,747 - £55,845

About Southwark

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.

Southwark has a varied mix of cultural communities, where over 120 languages are spoken in Southwark. We have all the challenges you'd find in any inner city area. 

Southwark Council is a Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Role:

There is an opportunity for a team leader in Planning Policy 

This role will involve writing policy, research, monitoring, partnership working and working with consultants as well as working on the Local Plan. Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of planning policy particularly an understanding of strategic planning issues, how to interpret them simply and translate complex issues into development management policies. 

About you:

This role will be challenging, requiring candidates to be enthusiastic and passionate about learning and contributing to the wide variety of work undertaken by the division. 

We want to develop Planners and provide training and support to increase skills and experience within a very experienced and capable Planning Division. You will have a specialist subject of housing and we would like someone who also is prepared to lead on employment. You will come to us with a good understanding of planning within an urban context and an attitude where you put the customer first.

Additional information 

This post is full time and is permanent. 


For a confidential discussion please contact Shivani Poonja on OR 07709 509 097


Recruitment timetable

Advert Closes April 2 2023 at 11.59pm

Interview April 19 2023

If you want to help make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.