Planning Officer

Posted 08 March 2023
Salary £40 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration12 Months
Discipline Town Planning
Contact NameCameron de Wit

Job description

Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Kent in the search for a Planning Officer to join their Development Management team on a 12-month contract.
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and energetic planning professional who can demonstrate the qualities and potential to successfully deal with an interesting and varied caseload of planning applications, primarily consisting of Householders and minor applications, including certificate of lawfulness, change of use, commercial applications and residential applications - 1/2 houses (Experience working on rural applications/green belt would be beneficial).
To apply for these roles, it is essential that you have worked as a development management case officer in a local authority planning department or at an equivalent level in a private practice. The successful candidates must have good fundamental and technical knowledge and understanding of all relevant planning legislation and policies. You will need to have excellent communication and negotiation skills as you will be working in a team environment, as well as dealing with other professionals. We are looking for a motivated self-starter with a can-do attitude.
It would be beneficial to hold a Post-graduate degree in planning, regeneration or a related discipline, and have the eligibility for membership of RTPI.
The council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running, we are offering hybrid working arrangement with 2 days in the office/on-site and the remaining remote.

Carrington West Pay Rate - £40per/hour (DOE)
Job Ref - 40341
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.