Our client is a prominent Local Authority which is looking for either a Senior or Principal Planning Officer to join their Majors Team for a contract role which has potential to run on for a very long time.
You will manage a varied caseload of Planning Applications, including major strategic applications, and you will lead on the negotiations for these applications to ensure community benefits are secured and the Council's regeneration objectives are met. You will prepare and present Committee reports on major proposals of strategic importance and you'll prepare statements, proofs of evidence for public enquiries and act as professional witness.
To apply for these roles you will need to be a degree qualified Town Planner with a strong development management background and recent UK experience. Ideally you will have some experience of dealing with major applications, and you will be able to pick up a caseload of major applications, reserved matters for a large scale outline scheme and a number of conditions.
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.
This role is based in South East London and will initially be offered for 6 months, however it could run on for well in excess of a year or potentially two. Our client is looking to pay between £40-£50/hr umbrella (this role is inside IR35). They offer a hybrid working arrangement of 2 days in the office, 3 days at home.
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