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Principal Planning Policy Officer
  • Employer: Harrow Council
  • Reference: HC/20/129562
  • Published: Wed 08/07/2020, 10:05 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/08/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £37,464 - £45,139 plus 10% Market Factor Supplement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Harrow

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Principal Planning Policy Officer

Principal Planning Policy Officer

There has never been a better or more exciting time to join Harrow Council where our vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'. Part of the Council’s strategy to deliver this vision is to Build a Better Harrow with our ongoing d £1.75bn regeneration ambition for housing, jobs and unprecedented growth which will create the places and opportunities that all our residents deserve - a thriving, modern, inclusive, vibrant and progressive borough.

The Planning Policy team within the Planning Service is responsible for preparation and maintaining the Council’s planning policy evidence base, the preparation of statutory and non-statutory Local Plan documents, the consultation and examination of these, and the monitoring of their implementation. It is also responsible for infrastructure planning, the Harrow Community Infrastructure Levy and monitoring S106 planning obligations.

The Team is embarking upon a review of the Harrow Local Plan to support the Council’s ambitions and continue our strong track record in housing and infrastructure delivery whilst protecting the borough’s heritage, environmental and economic assets.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed person to work as Principal Planning Policy Officer in a Fixed Term contract for two years (with a possible one year extension) to make a positive contribution to the delivery of the Local Plan review.

The Principal Policy Planner role provides more senior level professional input to the policy development process, including managing specific projects, alongside wider input into related policy and planning programmes.

Also the post holder will be responsible for the negotiation policy positions with internal stakeholders, as well as with external stakeholders. The role may also manage less senior staff within the team.

The post holder will report into the Planning Policy Manager and work closely with colleagues within the Planning Service as well as across the Council and external stakeholders.

If you take pride in your work, want to make a positive difference and would enjoy becoming part of our Planning Policy Team then we can’t wait to hear from you.

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough by area and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the centre of London and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are excellent transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Bakerloo Line, Piccadilly Line, London Overground, and West Coast Mainline / London Northwestern Railway. It is readily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria for the available roles below.

Applications close Monday 3 August 2020 (11:59pm), with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 August 2020. Interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom / Microsoft Teams.


We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.