Principal Policy Officer

Park Avenue Recruitment
09 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently working with an Essex based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Policy Planner to help with the Local Plan work.

This opportunity is currently Outside IR35 looking at a rate of up to £40p/h for the successful candidate.

The post plays a significant role in ensuring the right infrastructure is secured and delivered in connection with new developments. The successful contractor will need to be adept at developing and managing systems. You will be involved in progressing a revised community infrastructure levy charging schedule for the district as well as working on developing guidance on developer contributions to ensure the district is well placed to deliver quality development supported by appropriate infrastructure.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee, project manage and assist in the production of documents making up the local plan
Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council’s case at the Examination
Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
Assist in other aspects of the team’s work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications

It is imperative that you have a degree in a related discipline, or equivalent level of qualification or experience.

If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact me on 020 3795 4828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to and I can give you more information.

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