Interim Planning Officer

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Interim Planning Officer
Interim Position

Greenwich RQ504728

Posted: 14th January 2022 17:47
  • Pay Rate:

    £20.67 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


    SE18 6HQ

What's involved with this role:

This Job Description is generic. It is designed to cover a number of career graded posts in Development Planning. Progression through the grades will be in accordance with the Career Grade Scheme 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the Council’s planning, regeneration and economic development policies and information needs and ensure the implementation of such policies in respect of statutory and non- statutory plans, local plans and schemes, development proposals, detailed plans, environmental and landscaping improvements. 
  • Process major and minor planning applications covering all aspects of development. Prepare reports and make recommendations for decisions on applications to be determined under delegated powers. 
  • Undertake special projects of an information, policy, detailed plan, scheme, implementation, development, environmental and landscaping nature. 
  • Prepare committee reports containing policy assessments and recommendations and attend committee when required. 
  • Provide advice on relevant planning issues, proposals and appeals. 
  • Assist in the provision of a comprehensive planning and regeneration strategy responsive to the need of the borough. 
  • Assist with drafting specifications for projects, and monitoring progress. 
  • Assist with carrying out project briefs and feasibility studies in relation to regeneration and/or economic strategy work and liaising with staff in Greenwich Planning as required. 
  • Ensure the Group Leader/ Policy & Environment/Development Control Manager is kept fully informed of developments and any action required 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. A relevant qualification in Town Planning or equivalent which supports membership of the RTPI or a graduate qualification in a related discipline 
  5. Knowledge & Experience: 
    1. Knowledge of planning issues as they affect the inner city 
    2. Experience of responding to Member enquiries 
  6. Abilities: 
    1. Ability to write complex planning reports and a wide range of correspondence relating to Development Management and other planning issues 
    2. Ability to handle an extensive workload, including ability to act on own initiative, prioritise and meet strict deadlines 
  7. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for  


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Job Ref: Greenwich RQ504728
Interim Planning Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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