Development Monitoring Officer – Planning Services

One Friargate, Station Square, Coventry
£22183 - £27741
24 Mar 2021
11 Apr 2021
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Planning Policy and Environment is a service area within Coventry City Council which supports the growth of the city.

The vision and commitment of the Planning Policy and Environment team ensures there is a robust platform to guide the delivery of sustainable development making provision for local people through the delivery of housing, jobs, retail and community uses whilst creating high quality urban and natural environments.

The service area sits within a larger team alongside Development Management, Building Control and Regulatory Services and encompasses a number of individual but related specialisms all focussed on delivering a city for those wishing to live and work here.   Those specialisms include Planning, Ecology, Trees and Landscape, Urban Design, Conservation, Archaeology and Environmental Protection.

What is the job role?

We are looking for a Development Monitoring Officer. This role will play an integral part in the collection, analysis and delivery of development monitoring data and also will be responsible for ensuring the Section 106 process is delivered effectively and efficiently.

In your role you will be:

  • Monitoring housing and employment land delivery as well as monitoring land availability and gathering data to show us how effectively our policies are performing. This will include detailed and accurate records maintenance as well as relationship building with developers, land owners and a range of partners and stakeholders.
  • Monitoring Section 106 agreements to maintain the Section 106 database and ensure the timely invoicing, receipt and dispersal of funding for infrastructure.
  • Prepare a variety of annual, quarterly and ad hoc reports for internal and external audiences, including Authority Monitoring Reports and housing trajectories

For further information about the role please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, accurate and organised person who has good communication and interpersonal skills. You will be comfortable collecting, analysing and presenting data to a range of audiences and stakeholders. You will be able to build strong internal and external relationships and have a good understanding of the development and planning processes.

You must be able to work using your own initiative, as well as working as part of a larger team to demonstrate a One Coventry ethos and a supportive working environment. If this is you then come and join us, be part of the team. 

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include the following:

1. Provide examples of where you have had to research, analyse and present complex data in a form which can be easily understood but which is also clear and robust and which meets tight deadlines. You should include reference to the IT packages you have used.  

2. Provide examples of where you have had to liaise with a range of different stakeholders in order to obtain and understand data and associated information, and how you have overcome any difficulties in obtaining such information.

3. Provide examples of your involvement with town planning and  / or the development process and how this knowledge could be applied to this post

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): 22/04/2021

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

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