Principal Conservation Officer

Job Details

The London borough of Islington are looking for To manage an application/enforcement/conservation & design caseload (principally
comprising non-major work for applications) including making recommendations and handling any appeals, and giving compliance/pre-application and general planning advice in accordance with the Council’s corporate Core Principles, Key Aims, Service Plans, Financial Regulations and Standing Orders and agreed procedures. To ensure the provision of a first class service to customers.

  • Possess the necessary knowledge and experience to undertake the duties assigned to the post within a specialist area.
  • Process a variety of applications together with giving specialist observations and pre-application advice. Undertake consultations, site visits, evaluation and negotiation in order to generate high quality recommendations.
  • Undertake enforcement investigations, appeals and submissions under the Planning Acts, Orders and Regulations, including consultations, site visits, evaluation and negotiation with applicants/transgressors and other interested parties.
  • Provide advice on possible breaches of planning control, including obtaining evidence, negotiation with interested parties, making recommendations for action, following up decisions on recommendations and instigating and effecting necessary legal proceedings in order to pursue breaches in planning controls.
  • Prepare written documentation to a high standard, including complex reports and legal documentation.

Payrate: £32.19 umbrella PAYE