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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Planning Officer


Job Description:

Planning Officer needed in Hackney £17.21 ph PAYE - Reference:445108

This role will involve:

  • The Planning Officer will be responsible for the processing of Development Management matters within an area based or function based team including responsibility for the handling of pre-application advice, planning applications, conditions, appeals and, when required, enforcement including negotiations with developers and other interested parties, securing financial and other community benefits through legal agreements.
  • The Planning Officer will ensure, in conjunction with colleagues, that statutory and legal obligations are delivered and communicated in a customer-focussed manner, optimising available resources.
  • The Planning Officer will be accountable to the Team Leader Development Management & Enforcement or the Major Applications Team Leader for achieving agreed Service outcomes and personal appraisal targets which uphold the client’s Core Values and meet the challenges of best practice.
  • To provide advice and support to junior colleagues within the service as required
  • To represent the client at appropriate Public Inquiries and Informal hearings

Ideally candidates will have:

  • A relevant qualification in Town Planning or equivalent which supports membership of the RTPI or a graduate qualification in a related discipline

This is a full time role on a temporary contract basis.


If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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