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Principle Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC466
  • Location: Hammersmith, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in West London is looking for a Principle Planning Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate will have a full Professional Qualification in Town Planning, ideally be a chartered professional and have experience at a similar principle planning level.

The main purpose of the role is to assist the Planning Team Leader in managing and directing the work of planning officers in the area planning team.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows;

To assist the team leader on a regular basis in the management of the overall workload, staffing, financial and other resources of the team
Prioritise, programme and ensure performance targets are met
Allocate, supervise, and monitor the progress of, work and achievement of service and performance targets; achieving satisfactory quality and efficiency
Prepare or obtain any necessary financial estimates and exercise budgetary control.
Undertake recruitment, training needs assessment, training having due regard to the need to provide for career development and equal opportunities
Ensure that all staff management and performance processes are carried out efficiently.
Ensure that there is a clearly understood scheme of delegation and lead responsibilities in the team
Supervise the work and performance of the other officers in the team; and check, advise on and where necessary edit reports, calculations and correspondence drafted by all officers within the team.
To ensure that team members are aware of, and implement, relevant government, regional and local policy; and corporate strategies and initiatives.

The client is looking to appoint two individuals to these positions and are looking to fill these roles quickly; therefore the client is willing to offer remuneration of £24 p/hr Umbrella Ltd - £28 p/hr Umbrella Ltd for these roles. If these positions sound of interest to you, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.