Our client is a Local Authority in East London and they require a Senior Planning Officer for a development management role where you will assess all types of planning and associated applications, carry out site visits and consultation as well as lead on negotiations for a range of planning applications. On a daily basis you will be expected to produce accurate, detailed written reports within our clients agreed timescales which may mean you are often working to demanding deadlines. As a member of the DM team, you will work closely with Planning Enforcement Officers and the council's Legal Services department to deliver a professional service. As part of you role you will be involved with negotiating agreements under S.106 of the Town and Country Planning Act and you will also work on planning appeals cases.
To apply for this role you will need to be a degree qualified Town Planner with a strong development management background. You will need to be comfortable managing your own caseload and able to work well under pressure when required. You will need to be well organised and confident dealing with external third parties and able to produce well written communications. Your strong knowledge of UK planning legislation will enable you to provide pre-application advice and you will be confident when advising developers on planning proposals; good negotiation skills are essential.
Our client is looking to pay around £28-£30/hr however if the successful candidate has more experience they are happy to negotiate. The role would suit someone looking to transition into a Senior Planner role or someone already established at this grade as the work can be tailored to suit your individual capabilities. A driver's license is required for this role.