Temporary Planning Officer x3

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Temporary Planning Officer x3
Contract / Temporary

Elmbridge RQ502387

Posted: 14th January 2022 14:57
  • Pay Rate:

    £18.25 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • ESHER,

    KT10 9SD

What's involved with this role:

To assess planning applications in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and the Council’s adopted planning policies 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To handle a caseload of applications.  
  • To draft recommendation reports to the planning managers and Planning Committees for determination.  
  • To offer advice to members of the public by telephone, email or in person through the pre-application enquiry system.  
  • To assist in dealing with members of the public, architects, developers and stakeholders on matters relating to Planning. 
  • To prepare and present the Council’s case at appeal, particularly in relation to those dealt with by written representations and informal hearings. 
  • To assist senior officers on major development applications and projects. 
  • To pursue an acknowledged course of study leading to a recognised professional Planning qualification (where necessary). 
  • To pursue regular RTPI and other professional training as agreed in your personal development plan. 
  • To keep up to date with Planning Law, and all other associated legislation. 
  • To assist in maintaining the efficient running of the service 

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. Qualifications: 
    1. Relevant professional or equivalent degree level qualification in Urban Design/Town Planning 
    2. GCSE Grade A-C (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics 
  5. Previous use and experience of computerised systems 
  6. Skills & Abilities: 
    1. Good communication skills 
    2. Ability to work under pressure and contribute to team effectiveness 
  7. A flexible and innovative approach to work 
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages 
  9. Other Requirements: A full drivers license 

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: Elmbridge RQ502387
Temporary Planning Officer x3
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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