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Senior Planning Officer
  • Employer: Westminster City Council
  • Reference: WEST/19/109970
  • Published: Tue 24/09/2019, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/10/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,759 - £39,543 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Westminster

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Senior Planning Officer

About Us:
Westminster lies at the very heart of London, with instantly recognisable landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. We’re also home to the capital’s internationally renowned shopping thoroughfares of Oxford, Regent and Bond Streets.

 Our area comprises a rich mix of vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods including Chinatown, Soho, Mayfair, Covent Garden, St John’s Wood and Knightsbridge. When you add the exciting regeneration projects in the diverse areas around Edgware Road, Harrow Road, Queens Park Estate and Paddington, it’s easy to see why Westminster is one of the most challenging and interesting places to work as a planner.

 With 11,000 listed buildings, 56 conservation areas and constant pressures for commercial and residential development, you can see why a job with us is unique.


The Role:
In this role, you’ll cover a wide range of planning enforcement matters on behalf of the borough, evaluating cases following site visits and reports from our specialist inspectors. You’ll then need to have regard to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Council’s development plan policies, procedures and legislation to effectively resolve any breaches of planning control, including dealing with any appeals and court hearings, should they arise.


About You:
We’re looking for someone with a degree or diploma in Town Planning and experience of planning enforcement or development management. You’ll be dealing with a wide range of people, so you’ll need to be tactful and diplomatic, with an understanding of and a commitment to customer care.


We’re also looking for:

  • Excellent technical capabilities in development planning and/or planning enforcement
  • A track record of contributing to innovative development planning solutions
  • Experience of managing key client relationships
  • Sound knowledge of planning laws and planning system
  • Knowledge of urban design and conservation issues
  • A team player who can making high-quality technical contributions.

 If you have the passion, determination and ambition to make a difference in our world-class borough, and deliver the very best for our residents, businesses and community, we’d love to hear from you.


What We Offer:
We understand that planning enforcement is a vital part of the town planning process. As such, our planning enforcement team is resourced accordingly – with 20 professional planning and investigation officers.
We’re proud of the fantastic work culture and workplace environment we have at Westminster City Council. This is a one-of-a kind place where different ideas and perspectives are welcome, and where everyone has the opportunity to develop, grow and thrive.


Contact details for an informal discussion: Roald Piper on 020 7641 3250 or via email on

Closing date: 13 October 2019