Interim Planning Officer –Planning

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Interim Planning Officer –Planning
Enfield, London
Interim Position

Enfield RQ646065

Posted: 3rd August 2022 11:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Enfield, London,

    EN1 3XY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Planning Officer –Planning

Reference no: Enfield RQ646065

Hybrid working arrangement

The post-holder will play a pivotal role in supporting progress on several key regeneration projects, with a focus on larger strategic / corporate schemes, delivering high quality development outcomes successfully through the statutory development management process.

Key responsibilities:

  • Authorise refusal on Lawful development certificates, householder applications, advertisement consent or any other applications
  • Assess all type of planning and associated applications including site visits, consultation, negotiation, written report and negotiation, to agreed timescales
  • Take a lead role in processing major planning application in the specific area including dealing with negotiations on behalf of the Local Planning Authority and preparing reports
  • Provide direction, training and management and take responsibility and accountability of all performance related issues within the area team
  • Advise enforcement officers to carry out any required action to regularise breaches of planning control
  • Be responsible for acting as lead officer in multi-disciplinary and cross functional development teams bringing forward major development schemes on behalf of the Council and external applicants ensuring seamless approach and delivery of projects to agreed deadlines
  • Provide expertise in all issues related to land use planning in the particular area


 “Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Experience in development management planning
  • A planning or land use related degree and/or planning diploma
  • Good understanding of planning legislation
  • Experience dealing with more complex planning applications within a local authority or the private sector
  • Proven experience in dealing with planning appeals including public inquiries
  • Experience of dealing with more complex planning applications within a local authority or private sector environment
  • Experience of leading or handling the full range of planning and enforcement appeals including those determined by public inquiry
  • Good understanding of financial considerations underpinning development finance and the provision of affordable housing and /or sustainable design and contribution.


Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to draw upon a sound understanding of planning knowledge and experience of planning matters and casework
  • Ability to carry a complex workload and produce complex reports and appeal statements
  • Ability to lead and support individuals within the team and work as an individual showing appropriate initiative.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise a wide range of tasks with conflicting pressures for completion.
  • A good understanding of IT and back office systems
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with people at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible, creative, and self-motivated and able to work autonomously


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  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. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


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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Interim Planning Officer –Planning
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