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Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC719
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in East London is looking for a Planning Officer - Development Management to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate must have a full RTPI credited qualification in Town Planning, ideally membership to the RTPI, extensive experience in Development Management/Major Applications and ideally experience within local authority/public sector positions.

The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for the processing of Development Management matters including within a function based team including responsibility for the handling of pre-application advice, major and minor planning applications, conditions, appeals including negotiations with developers and other interested parties, securing financial and other community benefits through legal agreements.

The main responsibilities of the role will include the following;

In conjunction with the appropriate Managers put into practical operation the key objectives of the service and Council in relation to Development Management, Positive Planning and related matters.
To ensure that duties are carried out in accordance with the Council's policies and Code of Conduct, with full regard to the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy.
Ensure that the administrative and technical procedures required to deal with tasks under the Planning Acts, Orders and Regulations, are carried out and work outcomes are of sufficiently high standard to comply with any systems in place to demonstrate quality.
Take responsibility, in conjunction with colleagues, for undertaking such correspondence and discussions with the public and Council officers or other appropriate people as required for the determination of applications
High level of autonomy and productivity in processing planning applications and appeals.
Effective project management of more complex applications to a successful conclusion including successful negotiations to secure community benefits.
Effectively representing the Council at Public Inquiries or Informal Hearings or other external fora.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies/attributes;

A relevant qualification in Town Planning or equivalent which supports membership of the RTPI or a graduate qualification in a related discipline.
Understanding of or experience of complex development management work (including major development) within an urban environment.
Understanding of or experience of negotiating legal agreements on planning applications.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such, are offering £21 p/hr Umbrella Ltd (approx. £535 NET p/week after deductions) for the duration of the role. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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