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Camden - Planning officer

Job Title: Camden - Planning officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Camden
Salary: £24.92 - 24.92 per hour
REF: DC/21/3/2024/1
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: 22 days ago

Job Description

Camden – Planning officer

Location  - 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG

36 hours - £24.92ph – On going contract

Role Purpose:

To contribute to the provision of a responsive, high performing and high quality Development Management Service with responsibility for development management work including application processing; pre-application advice; and enforcement investigations, proceedings and projects. To negotiate planning performance agreements, planning obligations and/or contributions through CIL/S106. Preparation of evidence for appeals including presenting at hearings, correspondence and other duties as may be required. To work on specific projects to support our digital strategy and tackle the climate crisis. 

Example outcomes or objectives that this role will deliver:

  • carry out work that directly maintains and improves the quality of the physical environment of the borough and the lives of its residents.
  • the post-holder will take responsibility for effective negotiation, stakeholder involvement and conflict resolution (including breach resolution) to ensure high quality and innovative outcomes that reflect Council wide objectives and policies
  • to take personal responsibility and lead on a varied range of development management case work including negotiating of planning performance agreements, pre-application advice, application processing and enforcement investigations and projects.
  • to negotiate financial and other community benefits through legal agreements to be invested in the borough’s built environment and infrastructure
  • to lead on the preparation of evidence in respect of appeals including presenting evidence at hearings or public inquires.
  • to contribute innovatively to key digital projects and development of digital tools to improve efficiency in the planning process.
  • to ensure all Development Management decisions and enforcement actions comply with relevant legislation, statutory and other Council plans, policies and guidelines and that these decisions can be effectively defended in planning appeals as necessary
  • to seek to ensure that all reports, correspondence, written and telephone enquiries and complaints are dealt with within target response times and that quality and content meet required standards

To find out more information please contact Deanna at  

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity

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