Senior Validations Officer

Posted 19 May 2023
Salary £30 - 35 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration3 Months
DisciplineTown Planning
Contact NameCameron de Wit

Job description

Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in London in the search for a Senior Validations Officer to join their town planning department team on a 3-month rolling contract.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • To be responsible for ensuring the maintenance of the Statutory Register and similar records relating to Planning, Building and Enforcement in accordance with the relevant legislation.
  • To help design, develop, implement, monitor and review policies, procedures and support systems for the Service covering any or all of the following matters and any others which may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure the effective validation assessment and processing of applications for planning permission, appeals and enforcement under the Town & Country Planning Act and related planning legislation.
  • Ensure the effective validation and processing of all Building Regulation applications including fee calculations and consultations.
  • The provision and maintenance of an effective service to customers either in person, in writing or by telephone, fax, e-mail; providing information and/or answering queries in accordance with the Service, department, and Council requirements on customer care and ensuring accuracy so as to avoid litigation and/or costs. Including the provision of a duty service as required.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the timely receipt of all new legislation relating to development. To interpret that legislation, ensure its dissemination to all relevant staff, training where necessary and instigate changes to processes and procedures when required.

To apply for this roles, it is essential that you have worked as a Validations Officer in a local authority planning department. The successful candidates must have good fundamental and technical knowledge and understanding. IT System - Uniform and Idox.

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 - £30-£35per/hour (DOE)

Job Ref - 42748

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.