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Job Ref:  204622549
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
Salary:  £20.00 - £25.00/hour
05/10/2016 02:17
Penguin: Supporting Planners since 2008

Planning Officer (G6-G9)

ASAP - initial 3 month contract

North West London Local Authority

£18.00 - £22.00 p/h

41.5 hours per week

Penguin are working with a North West London Local Authority who are looking to recruit a Planning Officer to start ASAP for 3 months initially to cover the extra workload coming into the Planning team.

The postholder will operate within a team dealing either with planning policy, planning enforcement or development control. Movement between teams as part of an agreed personal development programme may be possible. Working under supervision of a team leader/principal planner, the role encompasses all of the activities associated with the provision of a statutory planning service. This career graded post provides opportunities within three distinct areas reflecting service need and career progression.

Key duties;

-The processing of planning applications

-The provision of general planning advice

-The processing of planning appeals

-Development of planning policy and associated documents

-Investigation of breaches and recommendations in respect of planning control

-Continuing professional development in Town Planning

-Mentoring/guidance of more junior team members.

Job requirements;

-RTPI accredited degree and/or masters

-MRTPI (Desireable but not essential)

-Knowledge of current Town & Country planning, practise, procedures and legislation

-Ability to organise workload

-Ability to obtain, record and process information in a manner which is technically, factorally and grammatically accurate

-Ability to prepare accurate and detailed reports and to present information, verbally and in writing, in a manner which clearly demonstrates a thorough, structured, logical and orderly approach

-Experience in planning policy, planning enforcement or development management is essential

To apply

The Hiring Manager leading this recruitment is keen to meet with suitable Planners immediately so please register your interest below by clicking 'apply'.

For more information on this role or other vacancies in the region please contact me on (Apply online only) or

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Our client is based in North West London and so has good access via rail or car. Nearby stations include Harrow & Wealdstone, Kenton, Northwick Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

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