Career Grade Planner

Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
SO1 – PO3 £27,801 - £38,229
20 Apr 2017
04 May 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Waltham Forest is vibrant and distinctive, a fantastic place to live, work, explore and invest. We are working at pace to deliver our Redefining Waltham Forest 2020 vision and create a Council that is resident-focused, insight-led, digitally-driven and commercially-minded. We are looking for the right people to make this a reality and with the Council’s strong track record of providing a variety of career pathways this is an exciting opportunity not to be missed.

We are looking for planners at all levels from graduate to senior who have a passion for planning and who want to develop skills and abilities in the busy environment of a London Borough.  Based on the Town Hall Campus, you should have experience in planning at the appropriate level and be looking to develop your career in Development Management.

For graduate planners, we’d ideally like you to have some recent planning experience within a development management service but we are interested in recent graduates as well.

For planners, we are looking for experience on complex application sites, experience of working on complex minor and small major applications as lead officer with S106 and viability negotiation experience.

For senior planners, we are looking for substantial experience as lead officer on complex major application sites including associated viability and S106 negotiations.

At all levels you will be responsible for managing a varied caseload of planning applications, pre-applications requests and appeals.

Our Development Management Team is undergoing an ambitious transformation to deliver a customer focused, truly excellent service. We are involved in exciting, large scale regeneration and have a number of major development schemes under construction or proposed for the Borough. We offer a great opportunity to develop your career with a positive approach to development and a desire to put sustainable development policies into practice.

Closing Date: 4th May 2017
Interview Date: 22nd and 23rd May 2017

If you have any questions at all about the roles please contact Kirstin Clow on 07790815777 or All conversations will be held in strictest confidence.