Planning Consultant (DM)

Carrington West
London (Greater)
19 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in London in their search for a Town Planning Consultant to join their DM department on a permanent basis.

About the role

As a Planning Consultant you will be part of an ambitious, successful team providing our external clients with high quality, customer focussed, timely and outcome based development management services. You will also be accountable for:

Processing mainly minor and small major planning applications in a timely manner, producing robust reports and recommendations to achieve desired and deliverable outcomes.
Preparing and presenting evidence on appeals for core and external clients.
Contributing to service improvements to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness whilst project managing your work to ensure client KPI’s are met/exceeded in terms of timeliness and quality of output, adding value wherever possible.
Contributing to the delivery and improvement of business management systems, procedures and processes.
Providing support and guidance to peers and more junior staff to distribute knowledge and ensure contemporary planning issues and legislation are cascaded and understood.
Supporting the growth of the team by making a positive contribution to business development, securing repeat work and applying a commercial lens to all work undertaken and behaviours.

What you will do

As a Planning Consultant you will:

Be concise and possess the ability to communicate at all levels, be well organised and efficient, have a positive attitude, be proactive and solve problems to produce well balanced outcomes.
Provide consistently high professional advice on planning matters to clients, members of the public, Councillors and others as necessary.
Negotiate with applicants and agents in order to obtain high quality outcomes within given time constraints set out in our contractual arrangements with our core client and a range of external clients.
Provide concise, accurate, justified and timely reports and recommendations on mainly minor and small major planning applications and pre application discussions applying current legislation and policy changes as appropriate.
Be involved in service improvements and our business operations to ensure resilience competitive edge, efficiency and effectiveness going forward.
Support your peers and mentor more junior staff to ensure project and team targets are met and knowledge and expertise is shared whilst assisting to secure new and repeat work in the way you deliver projects.
Be willing to travel to meet our client requirements. Driving license required.
Be agile, dynamic and have the capability to work in ever changing environments.

Your experience will include:

Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

2 years or more relevant experience

If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the salary/rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

Please call Krish Adams on 02393876041 or email

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