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Senior/Principal Planning Officer

Carrington West
London (Greater)
£30 - 40 per hour
Closing date
22 Nov 2020
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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in London in their search for a Town Planning Specialist to join their Development Management team on a 3 month rolling contract - Fully Remote

We are looking for an experienced qualified town planner to assist in a Development Management Team, with previous experience working in a Local Authority Development Management Team. The role will involve processing planning applications and pre-application enquiries, discharge of conditions, amendment applications and other related duties. Experience of dealing with Major Planning Applications is essential.

The ideal candidate will also need:

  • Experience of effective consultation techniques
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant Town Planning legislation, practice and government guidance
  • Commitment to keep up to date with professional knowledge, expertise and best practice
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to draft reports and documents in a clear and concise manner
  • Good written and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • Well developed negotiating and advocacy skills
  • Able to work well in a pressurised and sometimes difficult environment
  • Experience of responding to changing priorities, meeting deadlines and maintain high quality services
  • A high level of analytical, verbal and numeric reasoning skills
  • Undertake unaccompanied site visits as appropriate

It would be beneficial although not mandatory to hold a RTPI accredited Planning Degree or equivalent Planning qualification and/or have considerable experience in a similar position; and also hold a licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (or equivalent)
Carrington West Pay Rate - DOE
Job Ref - 23976

Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

Contact Us
  • North Harbour
  • Portsmouth
  • PO6 3EZ
  • GB
  • 02393 876096
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