Principal Planning Officer

Posted 03 May 2024
Salary Market related
LocationGreater London
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration3 Months
Discipline Town Planning
Contact NameCameron DeWit

Job description

Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in London in the search for a Principal Planning Officer to join their Development Management team on an initial 3-month contract.
The successful candidate will manage a full range of development management duties and look after a mixed caseload of applications up to large Major schemes. This will include new residential developments (In excess of 200 dwellings), mixed use schemes and council schemes such as a Leisure Centre. Cases will include overseeing a backlog of planning applications as well as the management of live applications within the statutory timeframes. Experience of preparing and attending committees are a must.
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 significant experience in successfully assessing and advising on a variety of planning applications, and 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.
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need to have a relevant degree level qualification in Town Planning (or related built environment discipline) and hold chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), or be able to demonstrate suitable post qualification experience to meet the eligibility requirements for chartered membership.
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 - £ Flexible (Negotiable depending on experience)
Job Ref - 50654

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.