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Planning Officer – Hackney

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Job Category: Construction
Job Type: Contract Temporary
Job Location: Greater London Hackney
Reference: SW160424

iPeople SC Solutions is recruiting Planning Officers to work for our client in Hackney and the surrounding areas. 

The successful postholder will be responsible for the processing of Development Management matters within an area based or function based team including responsibility for the  handling of pre-application advice, planning applications, conditions, appeals and, when required, enforcement including negotiations with developers and other interested parties, securing financial and other community benefits through legal agreements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • The Planning Officer will be accountable to the Team Leader Development Management & Enforcement or the Major Applications Team Leader for achieving agreed Service outcomes and personal appraisal targets which uphold the Council’s Core Values and meet the challenges of best practice.
  • Contribute to the development of the Service and its statutory functions.
  • Use IT equipment to input data and analyse and extract information in connection with specific duties.
  • Such other minor and non-recurring duties appropriate to the post as may be directed.
  • Undertake Planning enforcement work and appeals as necessary.

Working Hours: 36 hours per week


  • Ability to write reports and a wide range of correspondence relating to Development Management and other planning issues.
  • 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.

Please apply for a position with your CV if you have relevant experience.

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