Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)
Brent Gets Building
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
We need a great town planner to deal with some really interesting applications and pre-application proposals. Brent has a big growth agenda and is serious about securing good quality, sustainable development in the Borough. We work hard with applicants to achieve this. Some examples of recent applications received include redevelopments to provide 4,000m2 of commercial and 400 residential units; 64 units above shops in up to 13 storeys,; and a part 6/7 storey building for 50 units. Brent is serious about providing an excellent planning service which supports the delivery of outstanding developments.
The successful candidate will need to be passionate about planning and be able to develop good and effective relationships with people. Combined with a drive to provide a good service and desire to work positively with applicants, communities and colleagues, you will need to be an experienced planner with a positive attitude.
Closing Date: 12-November-2017 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.