Senior Strategic Planner – London Plan Team
(GLA) Grade 8 (£43,517)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: GLA1086
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 4 November 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Monday 19 November 2018
Salary: £43,517 per annum
Grade: 8

Are you up for working in one of London’s most exciting planning units; shaping London’s growth through the new London Plan.  Then come and join the GLA’s Planning Unit as a senior strategic planner.


You will be joining the team at a crucial time as we prepare for the upcoming Examination in Public.


You must have a good working knowledge of strategic planning issues and experience working with the following specialisms:


·         Sustainable Design and Construction

·         Infrastructure 

·         Air Quality

·         Waste Management


You’ll need to be passionate about planning in London and have the skills to deal with complex strategic planning issues.  You should have a degree/post graduate qualification in planning or equivalent with eligibility for RTPI membership and at least 5 years post qualification experience.  


You will be expected to work closely with other teams across the Mayoral family.  We are looking for a flexible and adaptable planner with a can-do attitude who is excited about the prospect of turning the Mayor’s vision into a detailed strategy for the future of London.


You will be expected to present reports to the Mayor and Deputy Mayor directly as well as representing the GLA at the Examination in Public, so you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience working in a political environment.   You will also need good negotiation skills and ability to work successfully with a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

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London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share. 


In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference GLA1086.


Application closing date: Sunday 4 November 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Monday 19 November 2018