Principle Planner

Principle Planner

  • Location

    Lambeth, London

  • Sector:

    Development, Design and Planning, Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £31.00 - £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    James Huntly

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Job Title: Principal Planner
Location: South East London
Hours: 35 hours p/w
Length of Contract: 3 months
Pay Rate: £31-35 p/h (DOE)

Main purpose

  • To be the lead Planning Officer for a defined area to ensure a co-ordinated approach to planning, development and regeneration within that area.
  • To assist the Area Delivery Leads or Major Applications Coordinator in the management of the team and undertaking work of a strategic nature.
  • To lead and manage complex agreements including commissioning and clienting professional services and managing the risk to the council.
  • To provide guidance to key strategic decision-makers and making a full contribution to the achievement of relevant performance targets and corporate outcomes.

Person Specification

Essential Experience/Knowledge:

  • RTPI-recognised degree level qualification in Town Planning or equivalent
  • Eligible for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant planning legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current issues and developments affecting planning, growth, urban regeneration and local government in London.

Desirable Experience:

  • Extensive experience of Town Planning work, including significant experience of development control work with responsibility for dealing with a planning application caseload that includes major and complex applications.
  • Providing advice to Councillors, senior officers, developers and the public on all aspects of planning applications.
  • Negotiating planning obligations, or similar, in respect of complex development proposals.
  • Dealing with all types of planning appeals, including giving evidence at public inquiries.
  • Worked at a high level of advocacy and sensitivity in dealing with contentious information, combined with a particular awareness of political sensitivities.
  • Providing supervision and/or guidance to more junior staff.
  • Project and programme development and managing of client relationships

If you are an experienced planner living in or close to South East London and would like to secure a flexible new role for the next 3 months then please apply now for immediate consideration and further info.

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