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Planning Officer

Osborne Richardson
England, East Midlands
£25 - £30 per hour
Closing date
16 Sep 2021

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Our client has a contract Planning Officer vacancy within their Development Management team and are looking for an experienced officer who can start at short notice.

This role will see you manage a large and varied case load of minor applications including house extensions, minor development at commercial premises, adverts etc. You will be required to provide pre-application advice, process planning applications and issue Certificate of Lawfulness. On a daily basis, inline with our clients service-wide and corporate performance indicators, you will assess, negotiate and set out clear and robust recommendations in an accurate, well written officer report based on relevant planning policies and other material considerations.

To apply for this role you will need recent experience within a UK local authorities development management team. Experience of using the Uniform software package is required, a laptop would be provided by our client. You will need to be able to work under pressure when required and quickly and efficiently in order to maintain our clients service standards. A degree level qualification in a relevant town planning discipline is required, full RTPI chartership is not essential.

Our client is a local authority in the East Midlands and this role will initially be offered as a 3 month contract but could be extended beyond this. There will be an opportunity for some home working but candidates will also need to undertake site visits. Free parking is not available at the Council office but a travel pass would be provided for use of public transport to conduct site visits, if this is preferred.

The rate offered is between £25-£30/hr depending on your experience and this role is inside IR35.


Osborne Richardson is widely accepted as one of the UK's market leading recruitment agency specialising in the town planning sector.

We are a specialist provider of recruitment consultancy services to town planning and regeneration candidates and have expert knowledge of the town planning and regeneration sectors.

We represent a wide variety of private and public sector employers including planning, property, architectural and engineering consultancies, private property companies, blue-chip retail and residential developers, regeneration agencies and other publicly funded organisations.

We're 100% candidate focussed which means that your needs are our starting point.

We offer a totally bespoke service to candidates so you can specify your requirements and we will work towards them.

Private Sector Roles – CJ Obi -  020 729 11150

Public Sector Roles – Thomas Atkinson 0207 580 1500

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