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Principal Planning Officer (Majors Team)

P04 £39,855 - £42,651 p.a.

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Environment & Regeneration
P04 £39,855 - £42,651 p.a.
1 Permanent & 1 Fixed Term (3 Years)
Full time 35 hours per week
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Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD
P04 £39,855 - £42,651 p.a.
07/03/2018 23:59

Principal Planning  Officers

Islington is a diverse and busy local authority with a valuable and varied historic environment consisting of 41 conservation areas and thousands of statutorily and locally listed buildings which is experiencing sustained growth in housing and employment. The Council has adopted ambitious planning policies to ensure that all its residents, workers, students and all other communities benefit from this growth whilst protecting and enhancing Islington’s unique character. A well-resourced Development Management Service is needed to support the Council in achieving its priorities to deliver high quality developments that deliver the affordable homes needed in a sustainable and proactive manner that enhances the borough as a place to live, work, study and visit. We are therefore looking to maintain high quality service delivery by recruiting a number of additional Principal Planners to the Major Applications Team on a permanent and fixed term basis.

You will have knowledge of Development Management planning and a full understanding of the processes in delivering the statutory planning service in a local planning authority. We are looking for dynamic, positive and hardworking individuals, with extensive relevant experience of dealing with major applications preferably in inner London authorities. You should also be fully up to date with fast-changing London and national planning policy, development management practices, guidance and legislation. You must be able to work creatively and constructively with the management team, applicants, the local community and other stakeholders to ensure that the council’s planning priorities are delivered.

These posts offer a friendly team environment, flexible working hours, generous annual leave and a pension scheme.

We are now seeking to recruit to the following newly created and retained vacant posts.

Fixed Term (3 Years) – 1 post

1 x PO4 Principal Planning Officer

Permanent – 1 post

1 x PO4 Principal Planning Officer

The key functions of the roles are managing caseloads associated with a Major Planning Applications, including making recommendations, and representing the Council at Informal Hearings and Public Inquiries. The roles include policy development and interpretation, negotiating high quality outcomes and supporting the decision-making processes of the Planning Authority.

More information about the role and the requirements can be found in the job description.

Closing date: Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 23:59
Interview and test date: To be confirmed

Following shortlisting, the selection process will comprise of an interview with full details to be communicated to shortlisted candidates after the closing date of the job advert.

Interviews are likely to take place during late March 2018, but please note there will be flexibility around interview dates to accommodate holidays where necessary.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Geraldine Knipe, Team Manager – Planning Applications Team on 020 7527 2010.

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