Principal Strategic Planner – London Plan Team
(GLA) Grade 10 (£52,767)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: HOPS263
Contract type: Permanent, 37 hours per week
Closing date: Sunday 22 April 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Salary: £52,767 per annum
Grade: 10

Would you like to join one of the UK’s most exciting planning teams? Then come and join the GLA’s London Plan and Growth Strategies team which plays a key role in shaping London’s growth though the Mayor’s new London Plan.


We are currently seeking a highly-skilled and proactive Principal planner who will be responsible for providing management leadership specializing in the Environment, Infrastructure and Transport. 


You will support the London Plan Manager in preparing and delivering the Spatial Development Strategy, including presenting at the Examination in Public, as well as be responsible for managing a number of career-grade Senior Strategic Planners. 


To be successful you’ll need to be passionate about planning in London with a track record of achievement in a comparable role.  You will need to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the London Plan and have a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of strategic policy and priorities, national and regional planning and development issues, legal processes and policy trends. 


You will be expected to present reports to the Mayor and Deputy Mayors directly as well as present at the Examination in Public, so you will need excellent written and verbal communication skills and as well as experience operating within a political context.   The ability to work successfully with a range of internal and external stakeholders is also important.


You should have a degree/post graduate qualification in planning or equivalent with eligibility for RTPI membership.  

Your application must provide evidence against Grade 10 Person specification criteria. 
Please click here for Job Description and Person Specification 

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 HOPS263.


Application closing date:  Sunday 22 April 2018 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on
Tuesday 8 May 2018