Planning Officer

Hackney, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS401756_1600870396
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 2020-09-23
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-22
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currently looking for a Planning Officer for Hackney Council.

Main duties:

  • The Planning Officer will be responsible for the processing of Development Management matters including within a function based team including responsibility for the handling of pre-application advice, major and minor planning applications, conditions, appeals including negotiations with developers and other interested parties, securing financial and other community benefits through legal agreements
  • The Planning Officer will ensure, in conjunction with colleagues, that statutory and legal obligations are delivered and communicated in a customer-focussed manner, optimising available resources, ensuring the best achievable outcome
  • The Planning Officer will be accountable to the Major Applications Team Leader and Deputy for achieving agreed Service outcomes and personal appraisal targets which uphold the Council's Core Values and meet the challenges of best practice
  • To provide advice and support to junior colleagues within the service as required
  • To represent the Council at appropriate Public Inquiries and Informal hearings
  • Support and advise more junior members of staff as required, ensuring they are adequately monitored and assisted to develop their skills

Skills and experience:

  • Ability to promote and implement equal opportunities in accordance with Council guidelines
  • Ability to understand plans and drawings and other relevant technical information related to planning applications and projects
  • Ability to operate IT systems and equipment
  • A good understanding of planning legislation and the plan-led system
  • Knowledge of planning issues as they affect the inner city
  • Knowledge of Best Practice
  • Understanding of or experience of providing services to customers and being accountable for these services
  • Understanding of or experience of complex development management work (including major development) within an urban environment
  • Understanding of or experience of negotiating legal agreements on planning applications
  • Experience of responding to Member enquiries.


  • A relevant qualification in Town Planning or equivalent which supports membership of the RTPI or a graduate qualification in a related discipline
  • Able and willing to attend meetings or undertake work outside normal working hours e.g. evening meetings

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