Information and Monitoring Officer
Are you a planning graduate with a flair for statistics?
Would you like a role in shaping the planning policies of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth?
Do you have strong analytical and data skills, and experience using GIS?
If so, we’d love to hear from you!
About the role
We are looking for someone for a 12-month contract to assist in collating, producing, and reporting on planning-related data, which plays a key role in the work of the Spatial Planning and Design Team.
You will assist in the preparation of evidence base studies and produce data to support the reviews of the Richmond and Wandsworth Local Plans and other planning policy projects. This will include monitoring and reporting on developments, monitoring housing delivery, affordable housing, land use, and sustainability outcomes. You will also play a key role in providing and analysing statistics on the Councils’ planning performance measures.
You will need to demonstrate accuracy in collating and using planning-related data, liaising closely with a wide range of officers to deliver accurate and timely research reports, and respond to a variety of requests for information.
The role is based within the Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Staffing Arrangement and will involve working across both boroughs.
You will have
- a degree-level qualification in town planning or other relevant subject;
- experience in Microsoft Excel, databases, and GIS;
- an understanding of current planning legislation, policy, and guidance; and
- an eye for detail and excellent data analysis skills.
You will be positive in your approach, proactive, and have a commitment to achieving accurate and high-quality information outputs.
Who we are
Wandsworth is a thriving Inner London Borough on the southern banks of the River Thames that is steeped in a diverse history. The borough features landmarks such as the iconic Battersea Power Station, Ram Brewery and Clapham Junction Station, and is acknowledged for its famous green spaces such as Wandsworth and Clapham Commons, Putney Heath and the Grade II* listed Battersea Park.
Richmond is arguably London’s most attractive borough with the River Thames running for over 10 miles through the borough, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Twickenham town centres and Kew Gardens with London. Richmond boasts Royal Parks and open spaces, historic houses, vibrant town centres bursting with life, as well as being the home of English rugby.
We are part of the Planning and Transport Strategy Division and the Spatial and Transport Planning Service under the wider Environment and Community Services Directorate.
We are positive and ambitious – When you join us, you’ll apply the same approach.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Andrea Kitzberger-Smith, Spatial Planning and Design Team Manager on 020 8891 7364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What do we offer
At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.
Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Next steps and how to apply
Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at email@example.com to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 5 February 2023
Shortlisting Date: w/c 6 February 2023
Interview Date: Tuesday 21 February 2023
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
This particular position is not available for sponsorship.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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