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Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC373
  • Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in Hertfordshire is looking for a Planning Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency position and the successful candidate must have a full Degree level qualification and previous experience in a similar planning role.

The main purpose of the role is to assist the Planning Team Leader to lead on, co-ordinate and deliver a planning service which puts development plans and documents into action.

The main accountabilities of the role are as follows;

Support the Planning Team Leader in the delivery of a planning service
Lead on the consideration and negotiation of complex planning applications to facilitate the implementation of the development plan.
Keep up to date with good practice and changes to legislation to inform the consideration of planning matters.
Provide professional expertise in Planning Appeal and Planning Enforcement and prosecution issues as a specialist expert planning witness in liaison with the planning and enforcement teams, including provision of written evidence and appearance at hearings and Planning (public) Inquiries and Court to support that evidence orally where necessary.
Implement a professional and entrepreneurial approach to the management of the team to optimise fee income and make the most efficient use of resources.

The client is looking for someone with a full UK Driving licence and a personal vehicle with business insurance, along with a degree level qualification. The client is willing to be negotiable on the pay rate up to a point, with their expected hourly rate between £22 - £25 p/hr Umbrella ltd.

If this position seems of interest to you and you have the desired experience and qualifications, please email a copy of your CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.