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Planning Officer – Development Design (two posts)

City of London
London (City of), London (Greater)
£40,750 - £46,150 including London Weighting (depending on performance/experience)
Closing date
1 Sep 2021

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Planning Officer – Development Design (two posts)

£40,750 - £46,150 including London Weighting (depending on performance/experience)

Permanent, Full-time

Ref: BE272

The City of Placemaking - Exciting Opportunity to Join the Design Team

Two exciting opportunities has arisen to join the Development Design Team in the Development Division at the City of London. 


The City of London is the historic and commercial core of the capital and is the world’s leading business centre.  Planning in the City reconciles growth and development with the stewardship of a unique historic townscape and the creation of new world class places.  The City has unrivalled exciting opportunities for both new cutting edge architecture and the conservation of the best of the past as part of building inclusive places for all.


The posts will involve providing urban design advice in the management, evaluation and negotiation of a wide range of planning applications for significant development schemes. You will be dealing with a diverse range of developments, including high profile, often complex schemes and where necessary expected to formulate and articulate alternative design solutions. The duties will offer opportunities to develop other non-casework initiatives such as policy and guidance formation, 3D modelling and area wide and issue-based studies, masterplans and strategies.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with a holistic approach to all aspects of planning and development management with an understanding of the inter-relationship of urban design with wider planning issues including uses, pandemic recovery, sustainability (including climate change resilience and Zero Carbon), microclimate, inclusive access, transport etc.


The post requires a degree or equivalent in Town Planning, Urban Design or Architecture along with proven working experience and membership or eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)


An effective communicator with excellent interpersonal and presentational skills, you will be IT literate. A commitment to excellent customer services, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work to very strict deadlines are essential qualities for this role.


The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 1 September 2021.

Interviews will be scheduled for week commencing 20 September 2021.

To apply online, please click the Apply Button

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BE272.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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