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Principal Planning Officer

Employer: Camden Council

  • Reference: CS/17/43069
  • Published on: Wed 13/09/2017 15:23 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £39,243 - £45,520
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square

Level 4, Zone 2, starting salary: £39,243 - £45,520

Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

Directorate: Supporting Communities

Due to a period of exciting change and internal promotions, we have a number of vacancies across our Planning service!

The role

The role involves in depth scrutiny and analysis of complex proposals and offers an opportunity to concentrate on the detailed casework on a small number of important sites. You will be required to take responsibility for leading on negotiations on strategic sites from pre-application stage under Planning Performance Agreements, with the intention of arriving at a high quality schemes that can be determined within in an agreed period and then delivered successfully with a minimum of changes.

Managing the provision of a responsive, high performing and high quality Development Management Service; you’ll hold direct responsibility for mentoring and supervising planners at senior and career grade levels, deputise for the Development Management Team Manager as necessary, and take personal lead for the management of major scale, complex, high risk and politically sensitive planning applications and appeals as required.

About you

A hard working, dynamic planner is sought to lead on dealing with major proposals. The successful candidate will need to have a proven record of handling schemes of high quality that contribute to place making. You’ll be highly analytical and have an apt for problem solving, coupled with this you’ll competently organise your workload and deliver in accordance with agreed deadlines.

Your background will mean you hold a degree level qualification and a diploma or post graduate qualification in town planning with eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute. You’ll have a proven track record of working within development management in a local authority environment with thorough awareness of current and draft planning legislation at local, London regional and national levels. You’ll possess a thorough understanding of the nature and financial effects of the planning process and its effects on people and their environment. To succeed you’ll be customer focussed and take pride in delivering high quality services providing excellent customer care and lead on services areas or outcomes.

About Camden

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply: To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24th September 2017 23:59

Interviews to be held: tbc

Please quote ref: 17000025

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