We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Planning Officer within our Development Management Team based in Richmond, taking personal responsibility for dealing with planning applications, pre applications and appeals as required. With excellent communication skills you’ll assume responsibility for effective negotiation and resolution, to ensure outcomes that reflect the Council’s wider positive objectives and policies of promoting high quality and innovative development while conserving the historic character of both Boroughs.
Who are we
Richmond is arguably London’s most attractive borough with the River Thames running for over 10 miles through the borough, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Twickenham Town Centres and Kew Gardens with London. Richmond boasts Royal Parks and open spaces, historic houses, vibrant town centres bursting with life, as well as being the home of English rugby. With major developments on the horizon, there are exciting opportunities to broaden your experience in such a unique environment.
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames presents a unique opportunity to be part of a sociable and supportive team who are working together to create an effective shared staffing arrangement across both Richmond and Wandsworth boroughs.
Who are you
The ideal person for one of these roles will hold an RTPI accredited planning qualification and be able to demonstrate knowledge of Development Management although direct experience is not essential, it would be desirable. You will have the ability to read and assess plans, write accurate and concise reports, as well as meet tight deadlines. You’ll have good knowledge of planning legislation and policy at local, regional, and national levels. You will have excellent communication and customer-care skills, the ability to work flexibly, as part of a busy and high performing team, while we will provide you with opportunities to undertake relevant training to help you develop in your role and further progress your career.
If you would like to discuss the posts, please contact Robert Angus, Robert.Angus@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk