Local Authority

Spatial Planning Apprentice

  • Croydon
  • £7,902.00 - £14,000.00
  • London Borough of Croydon


Croydon is on the cusp of an unprecedented period of growth and revitalisation. The next five years will see over £3bn investment in the Borough, which will transform Croydon into a world class destination. Across the Borough, up to 9,500 new homes will be built, whilst a major public realm improvement programme and innovative high streets investment schemes will revitalise our vibrant local centres. The aim is simple – to create a series of places where people want to be.


We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team.


This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this exciting time, developing and delivering projects which will transform the borough.


The Team

Spatial Planning involves two specialist teams; place making – contribute to Croydon’s design conservation and local character. Also:
  • lead on design and conservation input on pre-application and planning application processes,
  • provide design and conservation input to Council projects such as the Connected Croydon Programme,
  • manages the Council’s new Place Review Panel and
  • undertakes the design of a number of the Council’s public realm projects.
Plan making – responsible for the delivery of projects such as the Croydon Local Plan and the Croydon Annual Monitoring Report,
  • research and monitoring which involves carrying out land use surveys and regular updating of the London Development Database,
  • infrastructure planning,
  • provide planning policy pre-application and planning application advice and
  • Monitor, manage and assign Community Infrastructure funding.


The Role

To support the Spatial Planning team with:
  • administration work such as assigning planning application and pre-application observations to the relevant project officer,
  • managing and responding to emails that come into the Spatial Planning’s general email,
  • answering the team’s phone and directing calls to the relevant officer,
  • assisting in the organisation and delivery of any future consultations,
  • assisting officers with administration work for the Council’s new Place Review Panel and Growth Zone 2017/18 Public Realm Programme.
  • other projects and tasks when required by the team.


What we’re looking for

  • someone who has a strong work ethic, is able to pay attention to detail and is able to work towards tight deadlines.
  • You must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as having a strong interest in the role.

We welcome applications from looked after children and care leavers. If this applies to you, please let us know in your supporting statement, however, although this is entirely optional.



Please answer the following question in the notes section below:

Q: What do you think makes you a good candidate for Croydon Council’s apprenticeship programme? (please ensure your answer is no more than 250 words)

If you are interested in this role please complete the form below or to find out more contact Emily Colwill on Emily.Colwill@croydon.gov.uk


To apply for this position please complete the application form below and a member of the team will be in touch

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