Planning Officer (Major Applications)
SO1 – PO1, £30,012 - £35,772 per annum
The Council is looking for an enthusiastic Planner looking to progress their career and gain experience working in the Major applications team. The successful candidate will be involved in a full range of development management matters of strategic/significant importance to the borough including pre-application advice, preparing planning performance agreements, processing planning applications and appeals.
You will need a graduate or post graduate qualification in Town Planning (or equivalent) and will need to be a member of, or have eligibility for, the Royal Town Planning Institute. To be able to do this role, you must have a sound understanding of planning policy and legislation, and ideally some experience of viability, s106 and CIL issues.
This position offers excellent opportunities for career progression and the starting salary will depend on experience of the successful candidate.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement (no more than 2 x A4 sides), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the Job Description and Person Specification.
Closing date: 23 January 2019, (22:59pm)
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.