Senior Planner

Recruiter
Capita
Location
Barnet
Salary
£20.00 - £25.00/hour
Posted
16 Jun 2017
Closes
15 Jul 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Senior Planner - Contract (3 months +)

Up to £25.00 p/h DOE

About Re

Re is a market leading provider of property, development and regulatory services to local authorities and commercial organisations. We help deliver better value and more sustainable services for local authorities and their residents and we work with developers and businesses to build thriving communities where people want to work and live.

Role

Process, assess planning applications and provide support to principal planners and managers to assist service delivery.

Responsibilities

Development Management

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To process and assess planning applications including but not restricted to certificates of lawful development, adverts, licences, conditions, householders, prior notifications, change of use, listed building applications and minor developments and small scale major development.
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Negotiate improvements to development proposals, added value and Section 106 planning obligations
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Prepare and give evidence on appeals.

General Administration

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To carry out a broad range of administrative work to assist service delivery including by not limited to carrying our background research and preparing presentations.

Technical Support

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To assist the planning unit when necessary to carry out a broad range of development management work including processing appeals, trees, enforcement, planning policy and project work.
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To assist in the preparation and submission of all types of planning applications and appeals.
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To support the planning unit in the organisation and running of planning committees and public meetings.

Support and Customer Service

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To provide advice in person, on the telephone and in writing to all clients and other users of the service including applicants, agents, members and the general public.
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To provide excellent customer service to all clients and to help build good relationships with them through the production of high quality work and by acting in a professional manner.
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To identify potential opportunities to improve service provision and efficiency.
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To deal with customer contact and respond to complaints, logging on the appropriate system;
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To support associated services such as Building Control and Planning Consultancy to meet business demand.

Requirements (Essential)

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Previous experience in a Planning or related technical department
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Proven ability to read plans and maps to a good standard and interpret information spatially
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Ability to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines, performance targets and produce regular consistent output of work
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Good verbal, written communication and presentation skills and ability to prepare clear and concise reports, briefings and correspondence
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Good IT skills including successful experience in the application of planning related and geographical information systems (GIS), Microsoft Windows, Word, spreadsheets and databases
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Ability to make quality planning decisions
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Successful experience and demonstration of investigating, analysing, recommending and presenting solutions to planning problems
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Some expertise at in at least one of the following areas of planning work and a broad appreciation of the other specialist areas:

1 Policy, development plans, local development documents and spatial planning;
2 Urban Design, architecture, heritage and conservation, Masterplanning;
3 Projects, strategic development, and regeneration, development frameworks, corporate initiatives;
4 Transport planning and policy;
5 Development Management
6 Planning Enforcement
7 Appeals
8 Environmental Management / Trees

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Degree in planning or discipline related to post and/or experience in a related field
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Driving licence

Requirements (Desirable)
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Experience of successfully preparing and giving evidence at appeals
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Ability to demonstrate project management skills
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Broad knowledge and understanding of London or metropolitan/regional and local government planning issues, policy trends and development/legal processes
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Eligibility for Member of relevant professional body
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Personal transport

What's in it for you?

At Capita, we understand what it is like to work as a Contractor and do everything we can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated On-Boarding and Extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal allowing you to submit your timesheets wherever you are. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities available throughout Capita.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now.

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