Planning Officers

Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, LONDON, W8 7NX
Up to £33,627
11 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has unmatched built heritage sitting alongside thriving iconic retail centres, a vibrant specialist employment market, an international medical quarter and world class cultural attractions. We are home to wealthy areas, but also to some of the most deprived wards in London.

We have major regeneration sites like Earls Court and Kensal Canalside, but in the country’s most densely developed Borough some of most complex and controversial applications are smaller proposals which can directly affect our residents’ lives. We have very high standards and planning is an important and integral part of our organisation, with our performance amongst the best.

The Council has an ambitious commitment to build a new generation of affordable homes with jobs, public realm and facilities to make conservation areas of the future. We’re taking a proactive approach to enforcement which is forging its own reputation and, unlike many; we have a NPPF compliant Local Plan and have already submitted a major review for Examination. We will create the places, homes and local employment we need whilst protecting what makes the borough unique.

We have opportunities for ambitious planning graduates to join our high performing Development Management and Conservation service in the unrivalled working environment of Kensington Town Hall. You will need enthusiasm, confidence and the initiative to secure high quality design and the best outcome for our unique Borough using your knowledge of design issues and current planning legislation and practice.

You will also have an appetite for developing your skills in practice and excellent written and oral communication skills to make the most of the opportunities and learning support we offer. We welcome the opportunity to help you through your APC to become MRTPI. 

If you share our ambitions and high standards and would like to be part of our team we want to hear from you. For an informal conversation please contact Derek Taylor on Tel: 0207 361 2071.

Closing Date: 26th September 2017

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