Planning Officer

  • Location
    Twickenham, Greater London
  • Salary
    £13.23/Hour
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector Projects & Programmes
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    SN-3585

Adecco are recruiting for a Planning Officer to work in a local authority in Twickenham.


*Please apply online with your CV. Please note that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted*


Job Purpose


To deliver high quality, robust and transparent decision making within tight time frames to ensure that the Planning Service is recognised as delivering an excellent planning service for all our customers. To independently manage a caseload of a number of complex and/or high profile planning applications, pre-application advice requests and correspondence to agreed and identifiable time scales and delivering a well reasoned officer recommendation which delivers a successful planning outcome.


To coach and supervise junior planning officers to help them acquire the skills and knowledge so they are able to be self-reliant in dealing with technical and people issues.


The successful candidate must be able to hit the ground running with no training required.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities


1. Work on a range of development management case work including, preapplication advice, the processing of planning applications, Certificate of Lawfulness, prior notification and advertisement applications, ensuring that these are effectively and efficiently carried out to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with planning policy and is successful in meeting corporate targets and objectives.


2. Assess, negotiate and set out clear and robust recommendations in an accurate, well written officer report based on relevant planning policies and other material considerations.


3. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and to take a proactive approach to relevant changes in legislation.


4. Ensure that the electronic copy of the planning application, pre-application advice and correspondence is the master copy and that all electronic and paper copies of your own case work is up-to-date before any decision is made.


5. Provide advice and guidance in response to planning best practice, procedure or policy within a legal/organisational policy framework.


6. Ensure that service-wide and corporate performance indicators, targets and customer service standards are met for the full range of the workload.


7. To lead on the preparation of evidence for written representation appeals.


8. To initiate and participate in matters relating to compliance and enforcement matters and conflict resolution to ensure high quality innovative outcomes that reflect Council-wide objectives and policies.


9. To ensure that the electronic copy of the planning application, pre-application advice and correspondence is the master copy and that all electronic and paper copies of your own case work and that of the supervised staff is up-to-date before any decision is made.


Additional Information



  • To assist as required with the management of budgets, including ensuring that all necessary processes and procedures are carried out in a timely and effective way

  • To provide supervision as required to assigned staff and take responsibility for the allocation and checking of work by staff.


*Please apply online with your CV. Please note that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted*

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Sadie Nunn