Penguin Recruitment

Principal Planning Officer - Local Authority

West Midlands, Coventry
£34 - £36 per hour
12 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
Megan Field
Job (Function)
Town Planning
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Planning Officer - Local Authority

6 Month Fixed-Term Contract.


Salary: £36/hr.


About the Company

My Client is looking for an energetic and forward-thinking Principal Planning Officer to join their busy and dynamic team in Coventry. As a high performing planning department, my clients deal with a wide range of applications. They are a dynamic and forward-thinking team with a can-do approach who always striving to improve the service they provide the community. Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new, has always had an eye on the future and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

About the role

The role of Principal Planning Officer will require the successful candidate to possess a passion for Town Planning, and a drive to bringing energy, enthusiasm, and commitment in everything they do. My client values people for their individuality, celebrates diversity, dynamism, and determination to get the job done. The duties of the successful candidate include:

  • Processing all types of applications in accordance with the requirements of planning legislation, Government and Council planning policies and to meet the key objectives of the Council.
  • To undertake the necessary professional duties such as Public Inquiries, Hearings, Examinations or Written Representation Appeals.
  • Collection and presentation of national and local performance indicators, statistics, and other information for planning, and compiling statistical monitoring information.
  • participating in the development and maintenance of quality systems to ensure continuous monitoring and improvement to service quality and customer satisfaction.

About you

The successful candidate will have substantial knowledge and understanding of planning, enforcement and associated legislation, policy, and guidance. They will have a competent understanding of the local government structure and political framework and understand the statutory requirements of good practice. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience of working in a political environment with an awareness and appreciation of the non-technical issues that influence decision making.
  • Experience of formulating local policy, defending policies at appeals by method of written representation, informal hearings, and public enquiry.
  • Experience of dealing with a variety of applications in a Development Management role, particularly major complex schemes along with appeals by method of written representation, informal hearing, and public enquiry.

Why apply?

For the ideal candidate, my client is prepared to offer a competitive hourly rate, benefits package, flexible working, and an engaging and supportive working environment that promotes personal and professional development.

For applications and more information about this role and other roles in the Town Planning sector please send your up-to-date CV to MEGAN FIELD at - 01792 341 104.

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