Senior Planner

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 30 - £ 35 / Hour
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-062020-132519

SENIOR PLANNER


RICHMOND AND WANDSWORTH


MONDAY - FRIDAY 9am -5pm


3 MONTH ASSIGNMENT


IMMEDIATE START



Main responsibilities of a Senior Planner:



  • To lead on the preparation of specialist evidence in respect of appeals including presenting evidence at Public Inquiries, Hearings and written representations.

  • To work independently and take personal responsibility for a full range of planning policy work

  • To work effectively to meet challenging deadlines and manage competing and changing priorities

  • To provide high quality advice and input into high profile planning applications

  • To work independently to 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, with minimal supervision

  • To demonstrate highly articulate written and oral communication skills with reference to report writing, public speaking (including acting as the Planning Policy team's expert witness), presentation skills and communicating with Members

  • To maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and to take a proactive approach to relevant changes in legislation

  • To demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and sound understanding of national, regional and local plan making and associated legislative requirements and policy guidance.



A Senior Planner must have:



  • Comprehensive knowledge and sound understanding of national, regional and local plan making and associated legislative requirements and policy guidance.

  • Experience in local government policy work including preparation of local plan documents or equivalents.

  • Proven experience of using initiative to identify innovative solutions to problem solving and demonstrating a 'can-do' attitude to improvements in service delivery.

  • Experience of managing, training and motivating staff on a day to day basis to secure and maintain improvements in service delivery.

  • A degree in planning or other appropriate professional qualification and a member of the RTPI or eligible for full membership.



This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior planner in a desirable local authority at a competitive rate.



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











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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day