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Senior Planner - Sutton

Job Title: Senior Planner - Sutton
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Sutton
Salary: £22 per hour
REF: PM704237
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Senior Planner – Sutton (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £22.00ph

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

These roles provide a broad service that sets policy and provides advice to support and assure all of the council’s day to day activities. They gather information required by other groups to make strategic decisions and translate this into corporate policy and strategic advice. They have little or no direct accountability for outcomes; however, what they are accountable for is the quality of advice they provide to business leaders. At the lower levels, these roles tend to focus on research and analysis and the interpretation and implementation of policies. At the higher level, role holders set strategy, develop policy and provide assurance across the Council more broadly.


  • Apply professional judgement to interpret and apply policies and procedures to meet specific local or service needs.
  • Provide assurance that the Council’s operations are being conducted within defined regulatory, statutory and professional standards.
  • Lead small projects within agreed cost, time and quality standards.
  • Assist Principal Planner in managing external, commissioned work
  • Lead on the development of specific policy and guidance documents as part of the Strategic Planning function
  • To ensure all aspects of the role are carried out in accordance with all legal and statutory requirements
  • To contribute to commissioning specialist bespoke studies and reports as required as part of the ongoing review of the Local Plan
  • To provide advice both within the Council and to customers on planning policy issues
  • To ensure that all aspects of policy is development according to the guidance in the National Planning Policy Framework, and National, Regional and Policy Guidance including the London Plan or any successor document(s)
  • To attend and participate in stakeholder meetings, including public meetings and be able to present complex planning policy in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences
  • To provide specialist input on complex national and other consultations, sub-regional and cross boundary planning coordination under the Duty to Cooperative and Neighbourhood Planning Duties
  • To have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to use ICT systems and co-ordinate data bases

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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