Principal Planning Officer - Major Applications

Recruiter
Hays Building
Location
Haringey
Salary
£42876 - £45666 per annum + Working from home
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
11 May 2018
Ref
3282587
Contact
Helen Terry
Job Function
Building Control
Job position
General Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Principal Planning Officer - Major Applications.


Your new company.

Haringey's vision for the future is one of sustainable growth - in housing and jobs - and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. Our vision also makes clear that growth will be focussed in our priority regeneration areas; Tottenham and Wood Green.

The planning team is based in Wood Green - opposite the Piccadilly Line tube station. Our friendly, talented officer are drawn from across the globe and have been shortlisted for Planning Team of the Year at the 2018 Planning Awards. We benefit from a positive, flexible working environment that embraces a range of progressive working practices, including flexible and home-working. If you have experience of large major applications in an urban context, and are ready to lead on a range of high-profile schemes we would like to hear from you.

Basis objectives of the post:

  • To process and assess a range of complex and politically sensitive proposals and planning applications that support delivery of the corporate plan, together with pre-application negotiations, correspondence, appeals and informal enquiries from the public and developers.
  • To apply high levels of professional expertise in the field of town planning to the development and/or assessment of complex and politically sensitive proposals, publications or related outcomes that support delivery of the corporate plan.
  • The post holder is expected to be able to apply significant and wide ranging knowledge and experience in the area of town planning and to assume responsibility for the delivery of complex project or application outcomes.
  • Using their knowledge advanced level negotiating skills, the post holder is expected to be able to act as the "lead officer"; including engagement with and effective management of all stakeholders and to prepare and present to a range of audiences comprehensive reports on complex and technically challenging planning matters.

Development Planning:

  • As the case officer, lead the effective processing of large scale, complex strategic planning applications with a high level of political sensitivity and profile - through all stages of the development process from pre-application stages through to implementation and completion.
  • Act as a mentor to enable and support the development of junior staff in the negotiation, management and delivery of complex development proposals within project and regeneration schemes as part of wider place based regeneration proposals.
  • As the identified case officer for major planning projects, provide practical and strategic advice and support to teams across the Directorate and the Council and its partners in the development, submission and delivery of complex physical regeneration and planning proposals (and initiatives) in line with the corporate plan priorities for Haringey.
  • Pro-actively engage with Councillors, developers and community representatives/residents and businesses to enable the prompt and efficient implementation of developments approved by the Local Planning Authority.
  • Act as the Council expert witness in support of planning arguments to support planning and related appeals to the planning inspectorate and proceedings in the High Court in respect of planning and related provisions (including advice to support CPO).
  • Providing expert input into the preparation and delivery of expert commissions and studies to underpin the development of polices and strategies and to support the effective assessment and determination of complex planning applications and appeals.

What you will need to succeed.

  • Degree or recognised post-graduate qualification in planning + 3 Years PQE.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership of RTPI or other relevant professional body.
  • Extensive understanding of relevant Planning regulations and processes

What you will get in return. Flexible working, defined benefit pension scheme, flexible retiring options, generous annual leave and long service award (which can be carried over from other LA's in some cases), learning & development, interest free season ticket loan, Reduced entry to Haringey leisure centres and gyms and childcare vouchers.

What you need to do now

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