Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Essex in the search for a Principal Planning Officer to join their Development Management team on an initial 6-month contract.
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and energetic planning professional who can demonstrate the qualities to successfully deal a major application caseload. There will also be an expectation to deal with some smaller schemes; this will be a mixture of Full applications (1-9 houses and commercial developments), Prior approvals (Such as barn conversions), and others such as pre-applications.
This post is offered on a fully remote basis; the council have community engagement officers who will carry out site visits on your behalf, however where you feel it may be beneficial, the council are happy for you to carry out your own site visits.
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 and are offering flexible working arrangements
Carrington West Pay Rate - Up to £50per/hour
Job Ref - 37521
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.