Principal Planning Officer

Posted 13 November 2023
Salary £42 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration6 Months
Discipline Town Planning
Contact NameCameron DeWit

Job description

Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Somerset in the search for a Principal Planning Officer; this will be offered on an initial 6-month basis.
The successful candidate will be expected to have sufficient experience supporting a local authority Development Management team. We are looking for an experienced officer to progress major planning applications; you must have significant post qualification experience delivering development management solutions for new developments. The caseload will include a range of residential (50-100 dwellings) and commercial applications. Although not mandatory, experience across greenfield sites, reserved matters, town conversions into flats and HMOs, mixed use schemes (Rural and Urban) and greenbelt sites would be beneficial.
The contract offered is for an initial 6-month duration with the potential to extend, the council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running and are offering flexible working arrangements with site visits once every 2-3 weeks.
A comprehensive working knowledge and experience of Development Management is essential. It would be beneficial to hold a Planning Degree or equivalent Planning qualification and full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, although this is not mandatory.

Carrington West Pay Rate - Negotiable dependant on experience
Job Ref - 47085
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.