Temporary Planning Officer – Policy Project Work

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Temporary Planning Officer – Policy Project Work
Contract / Temporary

Liverpool RQ572369 (Policy)

Posted: 22nd June 2022 14:25
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.82 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months

  • Liverpool,

    L2 2BS

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Planning Officer – Policy Project Work

Job Ref: Liverpool RQ572369 (Policy)

This is a hybrid role but permanent homeworking would be considered.

To assist the team leader to undertake the preparation, review, implementation and monitoring of the Local Plan, Supplementary Planning Documents, and other planning policy documents and to assist in managing the team work programme to ensure a first class, customer focussed, business friendly planning service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Planning Policy Manager and Deputy Team Leader across a wide range of planning policy work and development, including developing and delivering the statutory planning policy framework for the City, including the preparation, review, monitoring and examination of the Local Plan and relevant supplementary planning documents.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the key processes for Local Plan and SPD production are undertaken including statutory, regulatory and technical requirements; continuous community involvement in accordance with the Statement of Community Involvement; and key appraisals and assessments including Sustainability Appraisal, SEA, Habitats Regulations Appraisal, Equality Impact Assessment and other appraisals and assessments
  • Ensure planning policies are based upon robust evidence through contributing to the preparation, and/or overseeing, of evidence studies, environmental appraisals and modelling and analysis work.
  • Monitor Local Plan policies, including in respect of housing & employment land and supply and the preparation of the Authority Monitoring Report.
  • Contribute to liaising with other local authorities, the City Region Authority, organisations and key stakeholders in respect of key cross boundary and strategic planning policy issues ensuring that the City Council complies with the duty to cooperate, and inputs into the preparation of the SDS.
  • Prepare and present evidence at public inquiries and / or examinations on behalf of the Council in a timely manner.
  • Manage project work, including the work of external consultants and public consultation exercises; and to supervise and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the work of staff on named projects as directed by the Planning Policy Manager.
  • Mentor and provide guidance and training to Planning Officers, Planning Assistants and Apprentices in the team and to deputise for the Planning Policy Manager as appropriate.



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


Qualifications & Experience:

  • A degree/diploma or equivalent in Town Planning, the resultant qualification must be RTPI recognised.
  • Relevant experience in a planning office dealing with planning applications.
  • Experience of processing planning applications of all type and scale including major applications.



  • Ability to identify problems, set objectives, work to deadlines, and monitor results.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven and confident negotiation skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision and be well organised.
  • Excellent ICT skills.


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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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Temporary Planning Officer – Policy Project Work
Client Category: Local Authority

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