Principal Planning Officer - 1yr contract
As a Principal Planning Officer you will be required to work independently of the Team Leader on complex applications, developments proposals or projects, carrying out research and preparing and presenting all reports and evidence as required. On a daily basis you will be required to prepare planning and site briefs for major development sites, negotiate on complex S106 agreements and take responsibility for providing area-focused development control advice and information for a specific area of the Borough.
As part of the wider planning and regen team you will work closely with colleagues in other teams to contribute to the review of the Local Development Framework and offer support and input on work undertaken by the Town Centre Management team. When required you will represent the Council by preparing and presenting expert and professional evidence at public inquiries, informal hearings and in court.
To apply for this role you will need an excellent working knowledge of UK planning legislation. Ideally you will have worked within an inner city environment previously. You will need to be comfortable in a lead role and although the role does not have any direct line management responsibility you will lead on projects so you will need to be able to help manage work programmes and provide assistance to the Team Leader. A relevant degree level qualification is expected and ideally you will be Chartered.
The role is based in South London but the Borough's Northern border is the Thames so they are very central. The rate will be around £34-£38/hr and the contract is expected to roll on for at least a year.