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Senior Planning Policy Officer

Carrington West
London (Greater)
£35 - 40 per hour
Closing date
14 Jun 2021
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Senior Planning Policy Officer
£35p/h +
Job Ref - 26602
At Carrington West we are assisting our local authority client based in London with their search for an experienced Planning Policy Specialist to join them on a contract basis, initially offered for 3 months.
- To independently manage key specialist projects related to planning policy and its broader implementation within the borough.
- To lead on the preparation of specialist evidence in respect of appeals including presenting evidence at Public Inquiries, Hearings and written representations.
- Able to prepare briefs for and select, control and monitor consultants, taking a lead role on Local Plan evidence base preparation.
- To work effectively to meet challenging deadlines and manage competing and changing priorities.
- To provide high quality advice and input into high profile planning applications.
- To work independently to assess, negotiate and set out clear and robust recommendations in an accurate, well written officer report based on relevant planning policies and other material considerations, with minimal supervision.
- To demonstrate highly articulate written and oral communication skills with particular reference to report writing, public speaking (including acting as the Planning Policy team's expert witness), presentation skills and communicating with Members.
- To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and to take a proactive approach to relevant changes in legislation.
- To demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and sound understanding of national, regional and local plan making and associated legislative requirements and policy guidance.
My client is looking for someone to start with them in the next 2-3 weeks ideally.
Interviews to be held via video link as soon as possible.
This role can be 100% remote.
On offer is an hourly rate of £35p/h + per our depending on experience.

To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Hitchman on 02393876027
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities, but this role is not of interest, please still apply then we can consider you for other positions.


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.

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