Dft Careers – Senior Planning Casework Officers

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Job Description:

There has never been a more exciting time to be working in active travel, and Active Travel England is at the forefront of this high-profile agenda. Active Travel England will help deliver the Government’s ambitious vision for half of all journeys in England’s towns and cities to be walked, cycled or wheeled by 2030. The plan commits to ensure cycling, walking and wheeling provision is at the heart of local plan making and decision taking. Joining the team now represents a genuine opportunity to shape transport policy in a time when other wider considerations like transport decarbonisation and improving public health are central government priorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Processing and formulating recommendations on planning applications that are submitted to
  • Active Travel England, including the preparation of reports for other Active Travel England spatial planning team members and senior decision-makers
  • Liaising with the highways engineering and inspections branch to build a pipeline of future schemes appropriate for design review post planning permission
  • Providing appropriate advice to the wider Active Travel England spatial planning team, other teams within Active Travel England, Local Planning Authorities, developers, agents and other persons and bodies as appropriate in connection with development proposals and related matters in writing, by telephone or in person
  • Management and oversight of Active Travel England’s development management casework function
  • Appropriately inputting into the formulation of planning policies and Active Travel England’s spatial planning future strategy
  • Attendance at meetings with external organisations, any relevant Active Travel England governance boards or ad hoc meetings requests as and when required
  • Preparing and presenting appropriate evidence in response to challenges against the determinations and feedback of Active Travel England and preparing for negotiations to secure outcomes and opportunities for active travel
  • Quality control oversight and the line management duties for upwards of 2 team members

Job Requirements:

  • You have demonstrable experience of working in a development management casework team, either at the local authority level, at another statutory consultee or elsewhere.
  • You are a natural team player, who will demonstrate dedication, commitment and satisfaction to your role and your colleagues.
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to clearly and concisely present written information in a structure and balanced way appropriate to the needs of the reader.
  • The successful candidate will be highly motivated and proactive, with excellent time-keeping skills, both for own work and the workload of the team.

Job Details:

Company: Department for Transport

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Leeds, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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