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Principal Planning Officer/DM Team Leader - Hampshire

Oyster Partnership
Rate dependent on experience
Closing date
20 Feb 2021

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Full Time
Development Control
Local Authority
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Job Details

I am working with an authority in Hampshire who are looking for an experienced Principal Planning Officer or DM Team Leader - they can offer complete remote working initially, but office presence is allowed if needed. They would be looking for the candidate to start immediately. The role would involve leading a small team and focusing on performance management. The client would be willing to consider Principal Planners who have management experience, looking to make the step up to a Team Leader role.

Duties will include: 

  • Leading a small team of Planners.
  • Focus on performance enhancement
  • Provision of paid pre-application advice to developers, architects and external consultants.
  • Co-ordinate and independently carry out site visits and prepare detailed reports.
  • Negotiate finalise and discharge conditions.
  • Advise Planning Enforcement teams about retrospective planning approval and variation to conditions.

Candidate's Required Experience:

  • Previous experience leading a team/managing members of staff
  • Several years' of experience within Local Authorities.
  • MRTPI accredited 
  • Previous experience of dealing with major applications
  • Private Sector experience is considered.
  • Ability to drive and access to own car. 

Working Arrangements:

  • 3 month initial contract
  • Rate has been left negotiable for now
  • Role to more than likely be inside IR35.
  • Immediate start
  • Complete remote working initially

If you feel your skills and experience would be suited to this role, please call 0207 766 9075 and ask for James.


The Town Planning Team at Oyster Partnership are specialists in both the interim and permanent markets across the public and private sectors.

Our public sector team covers all levels of interim vacancies from Assistant level to Heads of Service across the UK in development management, policy, enforcement, economic development, conservation and urban design.

Our private sector team works with some of the biggest names in Property across the UK from Graduate to Director level. We recruit into consultancies, house builders, commercial developers, renewable energy companies, and waste management companies.

We strive to achieve results for client and candidates by building strong relationships through a friendly consultative service that has helped us become the award winning firm we are today.

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020 7766 9000
St Albans House
57-59 Haymarket
United Kingdom
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