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Planning Officer

Camden Council
London (Central), London (Greater)
Starting salary: £39,336
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Local Authority

Contract type: 1 x Permanent, 2 x FTC (12 months)

Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

About us

In Camden we are committed to working together to make our borough the best place to live, work, study, and visit. Partnership with our communities is central to the way we work, so that everyone can access opportunities, and nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

This role contributes to the provision of a responsive, high performing and high-quality Development Management Service with responsibility for development management work including application processing; pre-application advice; and enforcement investigations, proceedings and projects. You will also be involved in negotiating planning performance agreements, planning obligations and/or contributions through CIL/S106, to be invested in the borough’s-built environment and infrastructure. Preparation of evidence for appeals including presenting at hearings, correspondence and other duties as may be required and you would work on specific projects to support our digital strategy to tackle the climate crisis.

The ideal post holder will carry out work that directly that maintains and improves the quality of the physical environment of the borough and the lives of its residents.

We are looking for someone that can ensure all Development Management decisions and enforcement actions comply with relevant legislation, statutory and other Council plans, policies and guidelines and that these decisions can be effectively defended in planning appeals as necessary.

About you

The ideal post holder will need to have completed or be working towards a degree level qualification or equivalent apprenticeship in Town Planning with eligibility for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or have sufficient work experience to meet eligibility for RTPI and have experience of working within Development Management in a local authority environment.

You will have strong communication skills and be an effective negotiator who will ensure that development management decisions comply with planning policy and guidance.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by clicking HERE

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Closing date: Thursday 23rd November 2023, 23:59 pm

To apply, please click “Apply Now”.

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