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Principal Planning Officer

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Domus Recruitment are looking for a Principal Planning Officer for our client in Camden, which will be covering sick leave – roughly around 4 months. You will ensure the provision of a responsive, high performing and high-quality Development Management Service with direct responsibility for the mentoring and supervising of planners at senior and career grade levels, to deputise for the Development Management Team Manager as necessary, and to take personal lead on the management of major scale, complex, high risk and politically sensitive planning applications and appeals as required.

Key Responsibilities of a Principal Planning Officer:

  • The post-holder will take responsibility for effective negotiation, stakeholder involvement and conflict resolution to ensure high quality and innovative outcomes that reflect Council wide objectives and policies.
  • Securing financial and other community benefits through legal agreements to be invested in the borough’s-built environment and infrastructure
  • To ensure all Development Management decisions comply with relevant legislation, statutory and other Council plans, policies and guidelines and that these decisions can effectively defended in planning appeals as necessary
  • To seek to ensure that all reports, correspondence, written and telephone enquiries and complaints are dealt with within target response times and that quality and content meet required standards

Principal Planning Officer Requirements:

  • Excellence in customer care and understanding of the role of local government in supporting residents through high quality services
  • Degree level qualification and a diploma or post graduate qualification in Town Planning with eligibility for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Have a number of years’ experience of working within Development Management in a local authority environment.
  • Diagnostic complex problem-solving skills
  • Ability to take responsibility for a defined service area or outcome and to deliver it in a high-quality effective manner
  • Experience of working on complex issues in a role focussed on the physical environment; Thorough understanding of the nature and financial effects of the planning process and its effects on people and the environment in which they live.
  • Thorough awareness of current and draft planning legislation at local, London regional and national levels.

If you are interested in the above position please apply, or for more information contact Ben Hole at Domus Recruitment.
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