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Principal Planning Officers : Place
  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 6029
  • Published: Fri 20/12/2019, 2:01 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 16/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £37905 - £52486
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre

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Principal Planning Officers : Place

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New Fixed Term Posts in Planning and Traffic & Transportation

It is an exciting time to join the Planning Service at Enfield Council. Enfield holds significant potential for good growth and has an ambitious Council focussed on delivery. As a Planning Service we are energised and passionate about delivering proactive planning to help shape the Borough over the next 15 years and beyond. The recent opening of a new station at Meridian Water and the recent Field Day Festival herald a new phase of exciting regeneration projects coming forward, with the Council taking a proactive role in making things happen. As we progress with our new Local Plan, a number of exciting development proposals are starting to come through the planning process – some led by the Council, others by private developers - and we are in a position to bolster the capacity of the team to help get the most out of these projects. We are looking for exceptional candidates to join the team be part of the future that we are shaping.

Enfield is already a great place to live and work and has all the ingredients for future success. Our attractive historic market town boasts a prime location with great transport links into central London. We host a myriad of assets from great green spaces, cultural venues and countryside including the Lee Valley Regional Park and high performing industrial economy that is an engine room for London’s wider economy.

Enfield’s Place Department is looking to secure talented design, planning and tranpsort professionals within its Planning and Traffic and Transportation Services to provide additional capacity to a growing team. We are committed to delivering a high quality planning, design and heritage service and to ensuring successful placemaking and regeneration across the Borough.

The new Enfield Planning Service brings together Development Management and Strategic Planning and Design to lead both new strategic policy and help guide projects through the planning process to delivery.

We want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the Planning Service's culture and programme of service improvement and who are committed to striving for excellence in public planning.

Principal Planning Officers (Major Applications)

Fixed term 2 years

36 hours a week – We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time hours, compressed hours, working from home and staggered start and finish times

Applications welcomed from candidates interested in arranging a secondment from their current role either from the public or private sector

Grade: MM1 up to £52,486 pa (this includes a Market supplement which is reviewed annually)

It is a service priority to prioritise the use of – and properly resource - Planning Performance Agreements (PPAs) for schemes that require proactive pre-application planning and design processes. Alongside this, we are also taking forward a number of Special Projects to deliver council-led regeneration and the Council’s own ambitious homes building programme. The successful candidate will take a leading role on PPAs for major schemes coming through the planning process; either private developments or Council-led regeneration projects.

The main duties of the role would be:

  • Take ownership of and proactively project manage strategic scale planning applications through to successful outcomes

  • Work positively as part of a team within the Planning Service and the wider Place Department

  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement

  • Provide proactive scrutiny of and advise on the positive progress of proposals through the pre-application and planning application processes

  • Manage and coordinate input from key stakeholders, including Members, other Council services and teams, the Design Review Panel, landowners, residents, businesses, amenity groups and statutory consultees and proactively negotiate to get the best outcomes for the Council and its communities

  • Provide advice and present updates and reports to officers, members and other stakeholders involved in Planning and wider Place Department projects.

  • Promoting and building the reputation of the Planning Service, the Place Department and Enfield as a place

    Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact 'Vincent Lacovara' on '020 132 0664 or Andy Higham on 0208 132 0711’ for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact on 02081321024. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on

Closing and Interview Dates

Closing date: Midnight on 16th January 2020

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To apply for the role please email a copy of your CV with your contract and hour preferences to

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If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact on 02081321024.

A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact one of our Senior Managers in Planning - Kevin Tohill on 0208 132 0880, Sharon Davidson 0208 132 2741 or Andy Higham on 0208 132 0711 for an informal discussion.