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Job Ref:  204505064
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  Harrow Weald
Post Code:  HA3
Salary:  £17.04 - £21.11/hour
10/10/2016 08:51
Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Infrastructure Delivery Support (S106 - CIL) Officer is to provide support to the Council in the effective operation and implementation of an integrated "infrastructure delivery plan" (IDP) as part of the Council's commitment to the delivery of the Spatial Vision for the Borough.

Working within the Planning Policy team, the role will involve a range of activities that support the effective management, monitoring and delivery of the Infrastructure Delivery Plan within the team and relevant governance structures and associated committees, including periodic review of the CIL Charging Schedule and the fulfilment of public consultation and engagement requirements pursuant to the regulations.

The post holder will be expected to develop with the Planning Policy Team, or in partnership with other Directorates/Divisions, systems to ensure the effective monitoring and reporting of all funds received into the IDP and contribute to the development to meet corporate reporting requirements.

Generic Duties/Accountabilities:

To ensure compliance with your responsibilities as laid out in the council's equal opportunity policy and take an active role in promoting equality and diversity and to Harrow's diverse community.

To ensure compliance with your responsibilities as laid out in the council's health and safety policy and take an active role in promoting a positive health and safety culture.

To promote and participate in the council's investors in people (IIP) and individual performance appraisal and development (IPAD) initiatives and information management best practice.

To ensure compliance with the council's information security policies and maintain confidentiality.

Service Specific Duties/ Accountabilities:

To support the Planning Policy team in the development, management and delivery of the infrastructure delivery plan (IDP) for Harrow through the effective management and monitoring of income sources, from across the Council and from external sources including S106, CIL and grants.

To monitor and manage income, circa £15m, derived from agreements and undertakings completed under S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act, including the initiation of enforcement action against non-compliance.

To monitor and manage income and obligations for affordable housing delivery derived from S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act.

In partnership with Development Management and Finance Divisions maintain and enhance systems to track and monitor process for notification, appeals and collection of CIL in Harrow.

To monitor and manage income derived from the Community Infrastructure Levy for Harrow secured against planning permissions granted in the borough on behalf of the Council and the Mayor of London and continue to identify capital / revenue spend for all projects for auditing purposes.

To support the Planning Policy team in the development of publications and associated material concerning the development, publication and monitoring of the Infrastructure Delivery Plan, including the preparation of reports to internal and external meetings as required.

To support the Planning Policy team in the effective enforcement of planning obligations and CIL liabilities.

To utilise appropriate technology and reporting systems to enable the effective management and communication of information regarding CIL, S106 and related grant/income - including the use of MVM, Civica, Verto, Crystal Reports and ARCGIS

Within the Council's Financial software (SAP), allocate s106 and CIL receipts to relevant account / cost centre codes and monitor their expenditure.

To support the Planning Policy team in consultation with the community on the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and the disbursement of receipts.

To liaise with Directorates and Divisions across the Council in the development of operating protocols to deliver the timely implementation of the IDP, including tracking and reporting on payments and receipts on a regular basis.

To undertake appropriate training consistent with the performance of the role.

To attend from time to time committee and related meetings during the evenings as required.

Knowledge Indicator:

Ability to demonstrate an awareness of equality issues and commitment to the aims and objectives of the Council's Equal Opportunity policy in employment and service delivery.

Ability to recognise that people have different needs and contribute to promoting equality.

Knowledge of current planning practice, procedures and legislation, particularly that relevant to S106, CIL, viability and infrastructure planning.

Ability to demonstrate initiative in organising workload and establishing priorities for action, and to carry out the necessary work to the required quality within given deadlines in the context of a busy working environment.

Ability to obtain, record and process information in a manner which is technically, factually and grammatically accurate.

Ability to interpret corporate visions and values and put into practice through agreed policies and strategies.

Ability to contribute to change programmes, improve service quality and support culture that drives up standards and performance. Ability to develop and contribute to partnerships involving various stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.

Ability to develop productive working relationships that command respect, trust and confidence.

Ability to examine and assess information on planning applications and appeals and other planning matters in order to identify opportunities for the use of Section 106 agreements or CIL contributions.

Ability to present information, verbally and in writing in connection with planning applications, Section 106 / CIL issues, appeals and other planning matters in a manner which clearly demonstrates a thorough, structured, logical and orderly approach.


A proven experience in development management or CIL / S106 collection, monitoring and enforcement.

Active experience in preparing, managing and controlling budgets.
Experience of working effectively with others to deliver cross-cutting projects.

Experience of managing competing priorities whilst delivering on a range of projects and adapting to changing circumstances and priorities.

Experience in 'out of the box' thinking to resolve problems / obstacles.

Education, Qualifications and Training:

Full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, or exemption by degree, post-graduate course or experience, from examination of such membership OR extensive relevant experience in Development Management / Planning Policy.

Other essential Factors:

Physically able to undertake site visits and inspect application sites safely.

Able to attend evening Committee meetings and Member briefings and Member site visits on evenings and at weekends.

Knowledge of, and familiarity with MS office suite (including Excel), computerised planning application, project management and Civica/DMS/M3(MVM) and related remote project management and finance processing systems (i.e. SAP).

Knowledge of the relevant health and safety procedures, in relation to the working office environment and to site visits, whether in or out of buildings
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