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The role

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

The Digital Transformation team is looking for a Digital Planner. This role is an opportunity to be involved in delivering an exciting, government funded digital application system. Data and information are the centre of the planning system, this is leading to the development of a new back office system for planning application.

These systems are being created by putting the user first and involving best practice. This aims to create a better service for both users accessing the system and planning officers working on the cases.

The Digital Transformation team are championing the change to digital processes across the department. This includes the development to internal processes, producing data-driven analysis, monitoring and reports that provide insight and evidence

About you:

The successful candidate will have a track record in dealing with a challenging caseload of planning applications. They will be confident in their planning knowledge and be able to contribute their expertise to the delivery of the project.

You will also be able to work in an agile way and have some experience of project management. Good communication skills will be demonstrated by working across the

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Recruitment timetable

Application closing date: 31 May 2023

Interview date: 8 June 2023

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.