Principal Planning and Development Officer (New Build)

  • Islington Council
  • Islington, London, UK
  • 11 Mar, 2019
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Job Description

 Principal Planning and Development Officer (New Build)

Permanent, Full Time, 35 hours per week

Job ref ER/5397/WG

Islington Town Hall, 2nd Floor London

Salary PO6, £47,274 - £50,184 p.a.

We are looking for a passionate, experienced, and enthusiastic planning professional to join our busy, dedicated planning team to help support the delivery of Islington Council’s New Build (Housing) programme.

It is an incredibly exciting time to join the wider team. The Council has committed to delivering the most ambitious house building programme in Islington for 30 years, building at least 550 new genuinely affordable homes for our residents by 2022. The council has adopted ambitious planning policies to ensure that our communities benefit from the highest quality design that also protects and enhances the borough’s unique built environment.

Principal Planning and Development Officer (PO6) 

To succeed in this role, you will be customer-focused, have excellent negotiation and communications skills. The ability to use your initiative to find creative solutions is essential.

You will have the skills and experience to:


  • Understand the principles of excellent design and place-making and have experience (or demonstrable ability) to advise on how to achieve high quality infill development within a dense urban context.
  • Assess complex major applications that require a careful balance of competing planning policies, paying careful attention to detail and delivering high quality work
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the New Build Development Officers and other consultees to help shape new housing proposals
  • Apply the heritage assessment considerations (statutory tests and NPPF tests) in relation to conservation areas, listed buildings and other heritage assets
  • Work under pressure, manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Work productively with stakeholders including residents, councillors, contractors and other partners.


If this is you then we want to hear from you.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Sarah Wilson on 020 7527 2364 (Mon-Wed) or Simon Greenwood on 020 7527 5262.

To apply please submit an application by no later than Sunday 7 April 2019 23.59

Interviews are expected to be held during the week 22 April 2019 

To apply please visit:

Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.


Islington Council is also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible.


Islington also operates random drug or alcohol testing for safety critical roles or for where there maybe just cause.


Please note that the council only accepts on-line applications, no CV’s or alternative forms of applications are accepted. If you are unable to use the online process please contact the Recruitment team on 020 7527 2155 or e-mail


Salary PO6, £47,274 - £50,184 p.a.