Service Care Solutions Ltd

Planning Officer

A Local Authority based in West London is looking for a Principle Planning Officer to join their team.

This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate will have a full relevant Planning Degree qualification, extensive experience with Development Management, extensive experience with planning applications and enquiries and ideally experience in a similar local authority or housing role.


The main purpose of the role is to take a leading role in providing a high quality, customer-focused service by dealing efficiently and effectively with all aspects of the full range of planning applications and planning inquiries, by assisting the team manager in the management of the team, undertaking work of a more strategic nature where required and making a full contribution to the achievement of relevant performance targets.



The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following;


A planning degree and eligibility for membership of the RTPI (essential)


Undertake on-going CPD (consistent with RTPI recommendations)


Full clean Driving licence


At least 3 years experience working as a development control town planner, assessing a range planning applications.


Some experience of monitoring junior members of staff.


Some experience of signing off cases.


Some experience of presenting at planning committee meetings.


Excellent ICT skills, including the ability to use service specific software (e.g.

Ocella, Onyx, GIS)



The main responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;


Processing of planning applications, advertisement applications, Certificate of lawfulness applications, Listed Building applications and prior approvals.

Undertaking site inspections and consultations as necessary, in accordance with agreed targets, timescales and priorities.


Undertake consultations and liaise with other Services, statutory consultees, community groups, private groups and members of the public.


Preparing reports and making recommendations on planning applications for consideration by Team Leaders.


Dealing with post-decision matters such as discharge of conditions, advising on re-submissions and minor amendments.


Dealing with planning related enquiries in person, by telephone, or in writing.


Dealing with general correspondence on planning related matters, including in consultation with Senior Planning Officers and/or the team leader, giving advice on the planning merits of proposed developments.



The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering an hourly rate of £40 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (Approx.

£910 p/week NET after deductions).

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.


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