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Town Planner (Leatherhead)

Application Reference Number: 0034
Function: Land and Planning
Location: Leatherhead
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 12/10/2020
Job Purpose: To support and assist the Development Managers and the Development Director with departmental objectives and ensure the provision of an efficient planning service to the region. To manage and motivate External Consultants ensuring accurate reporting to the senior management team.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Coordination of planning application submissions, including management of and liaising with consultants, and drafting planning statements, statement of community involvement
  • Ensuring compliance with planning conditions including liaison with consultants and technical / commercial departments
  • Monitoring progress with S106 obligations including liaison with planning officers
  • Co-ordination and management of public consultation - including liaison with consultants, drafting exhibition material, preparation of boards with designer, arranging logistics, with review of consultation feedback
  • Liaison with local planning authority to ensure a smooth processing of applications and site progress
  • Provide planning advice internally to aid decisions on current sites and potential sites being considered for development

Competencies:

  • Business awareness - Has an up to date and detailed understanding of Product and the needs of all our customers and stakeholders
  • Managing relationships - Builds and maintains good relationships with customers and colleagues by adopting the most appropriate approach to deal with people and situations
  • Meeting customer needs - Anticipates, responds to and seeks to exceed the expectations of existing and potential customers
  • Communication - Conveys accurate information effectively using the most appropriate methods to reflect the needs of the audience and ensure mutual understanding
  • Integrity - Shows support for Berkeley values - particularly demonstrating the highest levels of honesty and integrity
  • Personal organisation - Efficient in one's use of time and works in a well-structured way
  • Self-control - Performs effectively by keeping emotions under control, particularly in stressful and difficult situations
  • Self-development - takes responsibility for personal improvement, learning from experience and new situations
  • Adaptability - responds positively to changing business circumstances and readily adapts behaviour to maintain effective performance
  • Determination - demonstrates repeated effort over a period of time, overcoming obstacles in order to achieve a goal
  • Thoroughness - is accurate, pays attention to detail and ensures tasks are completed on time.

Person Specification

  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Has a clear focus on high quality and business profit
  • Flexible
  • Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined
  • Good Team Player
  • Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view
  • Keen to deliver exceptional service
  • Well-presented and business like
  • Hold a full driving licence and access to a car

 
Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday.


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