Job Title: Planning Officer
Location: Harrow Council
Employer: Pertemps Recruitment Partnership for Harrow Council
Contract Type: Temporary
Hours of Work: Full time, Monday to Friday
Overview of a Planning Officer
Pertemps have an exciting opportunity within Harrow Council for a self-driven and motivated Planning Officer to join an expanding team. The role of Planning Officer has a competitive pay rate of £40.00 per hour based on experience.
The Main Purpose of a Planning Officer:
Accompanied and unaccompanied site visits and meetings within and outside of the office pursuant to the development of reports and recommendations.
Negotiations with developers to achieve satisfactory proposals within the context of national, strategic and local policies, standards and guidelines, within statutory time constraints.
Provision of professional recommendations and advice on complex planning issues relating to major planning applications and regeneration projects as required (for progress to G9).
Liaison with other Sections within Planning Services, other Divisions within Regeneration and Planning, other Council Departments, and Government Departments in support of delivery of a high quality planning service.
About you, the successful candidate will have:
Knowledge of current Town and Country planning, practice, procedures and legislation, in one or more areas; within planning, enforcement, policy or development control
Ability to organise workload, to establish priorities for action, and to carry out the necessary work to a high quality within given deadlines
Physically able to undertake site visits out of office and to inspect developed and underdeveloped sites safely
Full UK driving licence holder
Ability to use the council's computer databases, software packages and mobile communications to input, update and investigate records and files and to prepare reports for publication
Planning Degree or equivalent qualification accredited to RTPIAbout Us
For almost 60 years, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership have been the market leader in providing permanent and temporary staffing solutions and we are one of the most established players within the recruitment industry. The Sunday Times has listed us as one of the Best 100 Companies to work for 14 years running. We are not a big scary faceless company, quite the opposite: we strongly believe in the personal touch with everything we do. We are proud to be accredited 'investor in people' which is reflected across our business in length of service and career progression of our employees.
Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406