Banner Default Image

Planning Officer

  • Location

    West End, London

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £24.10 - £25.30 per hour

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

  • Start date:


  • Expiry date:


We have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Officer to join our clients offices based in West End on a temporary contract basis for 4 months with the possibility of an extension.

As the Planning Officer, your main duties will include:

  • Inspecting plans, carrying out site visits and assessing development proposals and possible breaches of planning control, including monitoring
  • Providing advice to applicants and other customers, including on whether permission/consent is likely to be granted and how schemes may be altered so permission/consent may be granted, and negotiating planning applications and enforcement matters (often with a gross value of many millions of pounds and negotiating significant financial contributions through legal agreements such as under s106), considering alternatives and recommending the most appropriate course of action
  • Advising third parties about planning matters and the scope of planning control
  • Maintaining notes of site visits, meetings and records of actions
  • Drafting reports and recommending whether applications are granted or refused and whether enforcement action should be taken for submission to planning committee or for decision by the Director or Operational Head of Development Management.
  • Preparing statements and other materials for appeals and prosecutions for agreement by the Team Leader and/or Operational Head of Development Management, and to appear as the Council's representative at inquiries, hearings and court

To be successful for this Planning Officer post you will need to have:

  • A degree in town planning or equivalent
  • Licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of relevant continuous professional development
  • Some planning experience, some of which should have been gained in a development management (including planning enforcement) environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of current planning legislation and practice Job Title: Planning Officer Page 4 of 6
  • Able to communicate clearly and articulately with the spoken word
  • Able to give both informal and formal presentations and confident in communicating with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Able to construct concise, articulate reports presenting arguments clearly and persuasively
  • Able to prioritise and effectively manage a heavy workload
  • A methodical and thorough approach to routine tasks and when dealing with detailed work

Start Date-


Working Hours-

36 hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate-

£24.10 p/h

121 Jobs is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.