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Principal Planning Officer

Carrington West
£41k - 51k per year
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Development Control

Job Details

Principal Planning Officer
£41,000 - £51,000
Fix term contract
Hybrid Working
Are you an experienced town planner looking for a rewarding opportunity to lead and shape the future of North London's urban landscape? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where you can make a tangible difference to communities through strategic planning and development control? If so, we have the perfect role for you!
Carrington West is pleased to be parted with a local planning authority who are currently seeking a talented Principal Planning Officer to join their esteemed team situated in the vibrant borough of North London. As a key member of our planning department, you will take on a leadership role, overseeing a diverse portfolio of planning applications, policy development projects, and regeneration initiatives to drive sustainable growth and enhance the quality of life for our residents.
Key Responsibilities:
·Strategic Planning: Lead the development and implementation of local planning policies, frameworks, and strategies to guide sustainable development and address emerging challenges.
·Development Control: Manage a caseload of complex planning applications, appeals, and enforcement matters, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, policies, and best practice.
·Project Management: Coordinate multi-disciplinary teams, consultants, and stakeholders to deliver major development projects and regeneration schemes from inception to completion.
·Policy Development: Contribute expertise and insights to the formulation and review of local planning policies, including the Local Plan, Supplementary Planning Documents, and Neighbourhood Plans.
·Community Engagement: Engage with residents, businesses, community groups, and elected members to facilitate meaningful participation in the planning process and address local concerns.
·Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or equivalent professional qualification.
·Extensive experience working in a planning role within a local authority or similar public sector environment, with a proven track record of delivering high-quality planning outcomes.
·Comprehensive knowledge of planning legislation, policy frameworks, and best practice guidelines relevant to urban and environmental planning.
·Strong leadership, project management, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate colleagues and stakeholders.
·Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information clearly and persuasively.
·Proficiency in using planning-related software and digital tools, such as GIS, CAD, and planning application systems.
·Competitive salary
·Local government pension scheme
·Flexible working arrangements
·Opportunities for continued professional development and training
Experience in a planning consultancy or local authority is a must. Please note that applications won't be considered without the criteria being met.
The salary is negotiable and can be discussed in an interview or upon application.
This role will move quickly and is a unique opportunity so please get in touch as soon as possible. By sending in your CV, you acknowledge you are happy for us to put you forward for the role you have applied for. If you are keen to see a full job description, please call or attach a cover letter to your application.
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Tullula Farrell on 02393 876 021.
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities, but this role is not of interest, please still apply then we can consider you for other positions.
Job Reference Number: 51055


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.

As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02392 704037.


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02392 704 037
Building 1000, Lakeside
North Harbour

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