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Senior/Principal Planning Officer

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Senior/Principal Planning Officer

  • Location:

    East London

  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £30 - 40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Cameron de Wit

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876014

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in London in their search for a Town Planning Specialist to join their Development Management team on a 3 month rolling contract - Fully Remote

We are looking for an experienced qualified town planner to assist in a Development Management Team, with previous experience working in a Local Authority Development Management Team. The role will involve processing planning applications and pre-application enquiries, discharge of conditions, amendment applications and other related duties. Experience of dealing with Major Planning Applications is essential.

The ideal candidate will also need:

  • Experience of effective consultation techniques
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Town Planning legislation, practice and government guidance
  • Commitment to keep up to date with professional knowledge, expertise and best practice
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to draft reports and documents in a clear and concise manner
  • Good written and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • Well developed negotiating and advocacy skills
  • Able to work well in a pressurised and sometimes difficult environment
  • Experience of responding to changing priorities, meeting deadlines and maintain high quality services
  • A high level of analytical, verbal and numeric reasoning skills
  • Undertake unaccompanied site visits as appropriate

It would be beneficial although not mandatory to hold a RTPI accredited Planning Degree or equivalent Planning qualification and/or have considerable experience in a similar position; and also hold a licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (or equivalent)
Carrington West Pay Rate - DOE
Job Ref - 23976

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.