Planning Officer – Area Planning Team
We are looking for a planning officer who has the drive and energy to help deliver Waltham Forest’s ambitious agenda within one of the Area Planning Teams by supporting the renewed emphasis on high quality architectural design, residential accommodation and public realm.
We would welcome applications from new or recent graduates or experienced planners. In this role you will have your own caseload of applications, often dealing with a variety of planning issues including pre-application and appeal work as required.
You will have an appreciation and understanding of planning legislation and national and regional policy; be confident in tackling new challenges and flexible in your approach to you work to allow you to adapt and meet the needs of the service.
You will be a strong team player who can contribute positively to the team and be able to demonstrate initiative and good judgement in making recommendations on a wide range of planning matters.
You will be capable of developing good working relationships with a range of stakeholders, including the need to respond sensitively to the needs of the community and to deliver a service around the needs of our customers.
We believe we offer a career defining opportunity to work with a dynamic leadership team on some of the most transformative developments in London. These developments reflect the council’s ambitious growth agenda for the Borough, which last year alone saw Waltham Forest grant permission for 3,000 new homes. You will have the chance to help shape schemes to deliver the council’s aspiration to provide a high-quality built environment and be part of the Borough of Culture legacy.
We are a dynamic council seeking to respond positively to austerity and other challenges facing the local government sector. We offer an excellent range of benefits including flexible and remote working; along with a pension scheme and opportunities for your personal development. For more details please see our recruitment webpage.
If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact Sonia Malcolm – Deputy Planning Manager by email at email@example.com