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Job Title: Principal Planning Officer

Enfield Council

£45,456 - £56, 493

Contract Type:
Full time

Enfield, London

Principal Planner


Job Sector:

Closing Date:
11th April 2023

Principal Town Planner

Local Government

Residential led mixed use


Principal Planning Officer
MM1 £45,456 - £56, 493 pa (this salary includes the current marker supplement of £4000 pa)
Our Market Supplements are reviewed annually to remain competitive.
Permanent, Full Time 36 Hours per week

The Opportunity

Enfield is a dynamic and progressive London Borough with excellent links to the city and central areas as well as Hertfordshire and Essex. With the focus for London’s future growth on outer London and recognising its location along the strategically important London - Stansted corridor, there are a range of significant development opportunities. We want your skills and vision to help realise their potential.
Headlining our ambitious growth agenda is the Borough’s largest residential led mixed use development at Meridian Water where our aspiration is to deliver upwards of 10000 new homes and 6000 jobs. Alongside new public open spaces, shops, community facilities and a new railway station, this is a key opportunity to shape and deliver a landmark residential scheme within London.

Our ambitions don’t end there as we are in discussions on several major regeneration schemes across the Borough including proposals for Enfield Town, Brimsdown, Edmonton and Southgate to deliver new high-quality mixed use residential led development which meets the modern housing and employment needs of our residents

We need you to help us achieve this vision

The Role

This is an opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to gain exceptional experience and make a real difference to the future lives of our residents.

You will play a pivotal role in progressing a number of  major schemes,  delivering high quality development outcomes successfully through the statutory development management process. 
Excellent customer focus is essential as is your ability to manage these projects to agreed timescales and quality criteria. For this role you will need to be confident and effective in dealing with applicants and their agents, Councillors, residents and other key stakeholders.

Successful candidates will have acquired substantial practical experience within a development management environment with a strong track record of project managing major  projects through the planning process and achieving high quality outcomes. In addition, you will have Planning related degree and will have worked in development management at a local authority in the UK over a sustained period coupled with an in-depth knowledge of planning legislation.

To help you help us, we can offer opportunities for personal development including flexible working or compressed hours, home working opportunities, generous annual leave, training opportunities and a friendly working environment.

To apply please visit www.jobs.enfield.gov.uk

This role requires that you upload 2 documents.

1.A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.
2.Your CV.
Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office-based working for most roles. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
  • 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers 
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

Contact Details - 

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Sharon Davidson on 0208 132 2714 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Oley Taal Gaye on 0208 132 1043 or [email protected]

A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply please visit Jobs for you - enfield | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career to upload your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.

Closing at 23:59pm on 11th April 2023
Reference no: PLA- 000383

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