Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)
£49,810 to £56,690 including London Weighting (depending on performance/experience)
The City of the Future - Exciting Opportunities to Join a Dynamic Planning Team
An opportunity has arisen to join the Planning Team in the Development Division at the City of London. In uncertain times, the City of London prides itself on providing certainty and a strong and healthy pipeline of development is being negotiated.
The City of London is the historic and commercial core of the Capital and a world leading financial centre. Planning in the City reconciles growth and development with the stewardship of a unique heritage alongside the creation of world class sustainable places. The City has unrivalled exciting opportunities for new cutting edge architecture and the conservation of the best of the past. It is our aim to be an inclusive and sustainable place for all. If this aligns with you, then we would like to hear from you.
The post holder would undertake the evaluation and negotiation of a wide range of planning applications for significant, high profile and complex development. We are seeking Planning Officers with their finger on the pulse of the challenges of Sustainability, Zero Carbon and Circular economy and responsive to the ever-evolving nature of the Square Mile but respectful to its rich heritage. You will need to be able to demonstrate procedural competence and comprehensive rigour in assessing applications. We are looking for planners who focus on the bigger picture rather than be preoccupied by narrow issues, creative and agile planners seeking solutions rather than solely identifying problems. You will also manage a small team of planning officers and be expected to demonstrate your leadership and management skills
The posts require 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 skills, you will be IT literate with working knowledge of MS Office Suite.
A commitment to excellent customer services, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work to very strict deadlines are essential qualities for these roles.
The closing date for applications is 26 October 2021 12 Noon.
Interviews will be scheduled for week commencing 1st November 2021.
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The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.