Principal Planner, Open to flexible working

London (Greater)
£39,243 - £45,520
13 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type

Principal Planner, Open to flexible working

Level: 4, Zone 2

Starting salary: £39,243 - £45,520, Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week - 25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

Directorate: Supporting Communities

Due to a period of exciting change and internal promotions, we have a number of vacancies across our Planning service!

The Role

The role involves in depth scrutiny and analysis of complex proposals and offers an opportunity to concentrate on the detailed casework on a small number of important sites. You will be required to take responsibility for leading on negotiations on strategic sites from pre-application stage under Planning Performance Agreements, with the intention of arriving at a high quality schemes that can be determined within in an agreed period and then delivered successfully with a minimum of changes.

Managing the provision of a responsive, high performing and high quality Development Management Service; you’ll hold direct responsibility for mentoring and supervising planners at senior and career grade levels, deputise for the Development Management Team Manager as necessary, and take personal lead for the management of major scale, complex, high risk and politically sensitive planning applications and appeals as required. 

About You

A hard working, dynamic planner is sought to lead on dealing with major proposals. The successful candidate will need to have a proven record of handling schemes of high quality that contribute to place making. You’ll be highly analytical and have an apt for problem solving, coupled with this you’ll competently organise your workload and deliver in accordance with agreed deadlines. 

Your background will mean you hold a degree level qualification and a diploma or post graduate qualification in town planning with eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute. You’ll have a proven track record of working within development management in a local authority environment with thorough awareness of current and draft planning legislation at local, London regional and national levels. You’ll possess a thorough understanding of the nature and financial effects of the planning process and its effects on people and their environment. To succeed you’ll be customer focused and take pride in delivering high quality services providing excellent customer care and lead on services areas or outcomes. 

About Camden

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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