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Town Planning Officer
A recent opportunity has arisen in the planning team of our client borough in East London due to personnel change and recent increase in workload. The opportunity will involve dealing with planning applications of both minor and major scale. Being based close to both train and bus stations, the location is ideal and accessible. With a good chance of an extension after the initial 3-month period, this could be an ideal opportunity for you.
As a successful candidate, you will be required to:
- Process a wide range of planning applications including residential developments, changes of use, applications for listed building consent and appeals.
- Provide information, guidance and advice as required to applicants, developers and their agents, members of the public, local organisations, other Council departments and others on planning matters.
- To keep abreast of planning legislation
- To undertake other duties and responsibilities of a similar nature and of a similar responsibility to those described above, which may be allocated from time to time.
As the successful applicant you will need the ability to manage a variety of general applications and enquires.
You must possess a competent level of IT skills (Microsoft Office).
You must be professionally qualified (RTPI recognised) and have development management experience -preferably within a London local authority,
Good customer care skills, ability to meet deadlines, and team working are also essential.
Competitive hourly rate
Good potential for long-term contract / contract extension