Career Grade Planning Officer X2

London (Greater)
£25,242 - £40,086 p.a. inc.
17 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Career Grade Planning Officer (DM) - £25,242 - £40,086 p.a. inc. (+ payment RTPI Subscription)

Career Grade Infrastructure Delivery Officer - £27,801 - £40,086 p.a. inc.

Wembley, Wembley!

Many people are drawn by the now famous arc of Wembley - a triumph in both Architecture and in Planning. Most individuals dream of walking down the former Wembley Way (now Olympic Way) one day in their life, but imagine if you could walk down it each day with the most iconic buildings and forward thinking plans to work on!!

Well connected? 

It’s a great place to commute to; your choice from Wembley Park (Jubilee or Metropolitan lines), Wembley Central (Bakerloo or London Overground lines), Wembley Stadium Train Station (Out to Beaconsfield in 20 mins or Marylebone in 15 mins), or once completed HS2 from Old Oak direct to Euston and Birmingham! It has it all when it comes to finding the perfect location to commute in or outside London to your family.  

Regeneration, Regeneration, Regeneration!

Wembley is one of the largest regeneration projects in the country. According to the Mayor of London it can accommodate approximately 11,500 new homes and 10,000 new jobs through the development of sites along Wembley High Road and the land around Wembley Stadium.

Wembley is just one part of Brent’s jurisdiction and here are some of the most recent projects our planners have been working on:

  • Old Oak and Park Royal will become a major transport hub where High Speed 2 meets Crossrail - will see the development of 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs over the next 20 – 30 years.
  • Major mixed-use regeneration scheme covering 17 hectares of land surrounding the new Wembley Stadium
  • 800 student accommodation units and a public swimming pool for the community.
  • New community centre alongside 362 new homes
  • South Kilburn regeneration – half way through a programme that will take 10 to 15 years to complete
  • Alperton regeneration - over 3,000 new homes will be built in the area including erection of 10 blocks
  • Multi-million investment to local schools and academies

Who we are looking for?

Career Grade Planning Officer (DM) - £25,242 - £40,086 p.a. inc. (+ payment RTPI Subscription)

If you are a planner interested in working in a dynamic team, on varied and interesting development proposals, alongside the recently appointed Head of Planning, you will join at a time when the team is focussed on transforming the service to deliver our growth ambitions. 
Secondments from the public or private sector, part time and job sharing will also be considered. 

The post offers a range of work that will develop and stretch you wherever you are in your career. Whether this is small scale householder and minor applications or major proposals, the growth pressures in Brent are such that there will always be something of interest to work on. You will work within a team, in a very friendly work environment.

The fixed term position offers the opportunity to work predominantly on large scale major applications by assisting the Principal Planning Officer who will be the leading case  officer.

The Person

You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated, organised person with a proactive approach to securing good development to implement the Council’s ambitions – increasing housing supply, supporting economic growth, and enhancing the environment. You should have a strong performance ethic and a commitment to good customer service. 

We are committed to the continued professional development of staff which includes attending relevant courses and seminars.

Career Grade Infrastructure Delivery Officer - £27,801 - £40,086 p.a. inc.

This newly created post reflects the busy growth agenda in Brent and need to secure and manage funds for important social and physical infrastructure, as well as appropriate development mitigation measures. The post involves advising colleagues and applicants on obligations and CIL, overseeing the collection, governance, monitoring and reporting of spend. This is a new role introduced as part of a restructure which is bringing in additional resources to enable the Planning Service to step up its contribution to making great places. The post will support, and be responsible to, a principal infrastructure officer within the Spatial Planning team.

The Person

The successful candidate will need to be passionate about planning and places, be able to develop good and effective relationships with people. You'll have a focus on delivery and understand what the Council is seeking to achieve through planning.

A view from your desk

Brent’s new Civic Centre brings together the many services of Brent Council under one roof, incorporating a state-of-the-art modern library and a range of civic and community spaces. The new Civic Centre is located on Engineers Way, adjacent to Arena Square and Wembley Arena and just outside Wembley Stadium making this state of the art building a beautiful environment to work in. The London Designer Outlet is a couple of minutes’ walk away. There is a lot going on in Wembley Park.

How to apply?

For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call us now on 020 3475 5347. Our dedicated and manned hotline is open between 8AM - 8PM. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Email enquiries can be sent to

Closing date for applications, 4th June.