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Principal Planning Officers

Grade: G11 £42,259-£45,139 with a market factor supplement of 10% (market factor supplement is reviewed annually)

Harrow is embarking on an innovative regeneration programme that will transform the area. This is an exciting time of growth for Harrow, with significant investment from both the public and the private sectors coming forward to shape the borough. The Council has ambitious plans to develop the town centres, create high-quality places but also to protect the character of the more suburban areas and green belt, whilst delivering new homes, employment opportunities and community infrastructure to meet current needs. The Harrow Strategic Development Partnership is being established to regenerate a number of key Council owned sites within Harrow and Wealdstone including the provision of a new Civic Centre complex. Harrow has also recently secured £500,000 from the Mayor’s Homebuilding Capacity Fund to facilitate the construction of new council homes within the borough. There are a range of opportunities for future growth and development.

Harrow is a fantastic place to work, live and visit. It has numerous heritage assets, access to green spaces and countryside. It is in a prime location with excellent transport links into central London on the London underground and through national rail services, Euston is just 13 minutes away from Harrow and Wealdstone station. Our current offices are a short walk from this station and only a 15 minute walk or a short bus ride from Harrow on the Hill station. We have a department pool car available for site visits.

Harrow’s planning service is building its capacity to help deliver circa 14,000 new homes over the next 10 years, borough wide regeneration and high quality planning, design and successful place making. We are recruiting at four levels; Principal Planning Officers, Senior Planning Officers, Planning Officers and Planning Enforcement Officer and Trainee Planning Officers.

We are looking for ambitious people who want to grow and develop their careers. We want to hear from people who can contribute positively to Harrow’s ethos and exciting programme of work. In return, we offer great support and training to get you settled into your role, fantastic benefits and we encourage flexible and smart working, with brand new IT facilities to be rolled out in the very near future.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria. To discuss the role further, please call Orla Murphy, West Area Team Leader on 020 8736 6156.

Application closing date 27 October 2019.

Interviews will be held the commencing week 18th November 2019


We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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