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Planning Officer

Varnom Ross
£30-£35 an hour depending on experience
Closing date
1 Jan 2021
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I am working on behalf of a Local Authority situated in Essex, assisting them in finding them an Interim Planning Officer who they require for an initial 3 month contract.

Your key responsibility will be to handle a large caseload of mixed applications, primarily consisting of Householders and potentially small Minors. It will most likely involve both Urban Developments and Greenbelt cases.

You will need to manage applications through their entire process and be able to write eloquent reports and validations. Furthermore, the successful candidate will need to be confident in providing both verbal and written advice and recommendations to members of the public, developers, and members.

My client would welcome an experienced Officer but have also stressed to me that equally they would consider a more junior Planning Assistant/Graduate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for junior Planners to get some invaluable experience within a Local Authority and begin their journey to becoming a senior Officer. You will get the opportunity to work with experienced Planners who will offer mentoring and coaching when appropriate. If successful, you will also get the chance to attend Planning Committee.

The rate for the contract greatly depends on your level of experience, but will likely fall in the region of £30-£35 an hour.

If you are potentially interested or wish to know more, get in touch anytime on 07545079629 or at


Varnom Ross is a specialist recruitment agency based in Central London, matching property professionals with private and public sector clients across the UK’s commercial marketplace.

We pay as much attention to pairing character with corporate culture, as to pairing capabilities with the tasks at hand. We believe the right fit comes from conversations, not algorithms.

Recruitment with us is about a personal experience. Doing things differently, for the benefit of all.

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