Interim Principal Planning Officer x2

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Interim Principal Planning Officer x2
Interim Position

Hillingdon RQ584762

Posted: 20th June 2022 11:10
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  • Pay Rate:

    £37.78 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


    UB8 1UW

What's involved with this role:

Interim Principal Planning Officer x2 

Job Ref: RQ584762 

To take a leading role in providing a high quality, customer focused Planning Service by dealing efficiently and effectively with all aspects of the full range of planning applications and planning enquiries. To assist the Team Leader and Service Manager in the management of the Area Planning Team whilst working through a caseload of planning submissions and making a full contribution to the achievement of relevant performance targets   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Process and case manage a full range of complex minor planning applications from validation stage through to making recommendations to approve or refuse submissions. Undertaking site inspections and consultations as necessary, in accordance with agreed targets, timescales and priorities.  
  • Process and case manage a full range of complex pre-application planning submissions including preparing professional reports and making recommendations.  
  • Prepare professional reports and making recommendations on planning applications for consideration by Team Leaders or the relevant Planning Committee.  
  • Prepare professional appeal statements and act as the Council’s lead witness in Hearing and Public Inquiry proceedings where required.  
  • Deal with post-decision planning matters such as discharge of conditions, advising on re-submissions and engagement in the Council’s complaint process.  
  • Deputise for Team Managers when requested.  
  • Provide support and guidance for more junior members of staff within the Area Planning Teams on a day-to-day basis 

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

  • A planning or land use related degree and/or planning diploma 
  • Good understanding of planning legislation 
  • Proven experience in dealing with planning appeals including public 
  • Ability to draw upon a sound understanding of planning knowledge and experience of planning matters and casework 
  • Ability to organise and prioritise a wide range of tasks with conflicting pressures for completion 


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Other “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. 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 Principal Planning Officer x2
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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