SalaryGBP £45,288 to £47,274 45288
DepartmentNeighbourhoods & Housing
Contract TypePermanent - Full Time
The Council’s Planning Service is looking for an enthusiastic Principal Planner to be part of its Major Applications team. The role includes working on some of the most exciting planning projects in London, providing pre-application advice, processing a wide range of major planning applications and negotiating complex legal agreements.
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. You must also have an analytical approach to working, excellent organisational skills and exceptional written and oral communication skills that can influence to a senior level.
This position offers excellent opportunities for career progression and the starting salary will depend on experience of the successful candidate.
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 the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If the opportunity of working here excites you, please apply.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification. It is essential that you include a supporting statement (no more than 2 x A4 sides), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all the aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
Closing date for applications: 29 September 2019
Interview dates: 09 and 11 October 2019
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.