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Planning, Enforcement & Strategic Officers in Development LBHF36074

Job Details:

Salary range: £24,279 - £45,594 per annum

Work location: 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DA

Hours per week: 36 

Contract type: Permanent  

Closing date: 28 November 2021

Interview date: 6 December 2021

Advert Text:

Hammersmith & Fulham is at the heart of West London and you now have the chance to be part of the most exciting and ambitious regeneration agenda in the country. Our planning department is leading the way and we want innovative and energised people who are full of great ideas and a strong desire to improve the quality of life and opportunities for our residents.

Senior Planner – Development Management:

Salary: £39,462 - £45,594 per annum (PO3 – PO4) 
The Borough has a wide variety of application types to be involved in, listed buildings, commercial developments, residential, and mixed use redevelopment schemes to name a few.
As a senior planner you’ll be developing your management skills, which include signing off cases under delegated powers, mentoring and supervising junior staff in line, and assisting with performance management and reviews. You’ll have an opportunity to challenge yourself with a caseload that will include more complex applications and pre-apps and working with interdisciplinary teams on applications of strategic importance, including those aimed at delivering our own ambitious direct delivery programme and key corporate objectives. You’ll work with many different stakeholders, such as developers, residents, and elected members, and will be involved in negotiating local benefits from larger developments.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ieuan Bellis, Team Leader, on 07919 001855 or via email: ieuan.bellis@lbhf.gov.uk.


Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

Planning Enforcement Officer: Development Management:

Salary: £24,279 - £39,462 per annum (Scale 4 - PO2) 
Our Busy Enforcement Team are an integrated part of the Development Management service, ensuring a joined up and proactive approach to dealing with breaches of planning control and resolving unacceptable development. We are recruiting a Planner to join the team to undertake a wide range of investigations and manage cases from start to finish. This includes investigation of breaches of planning control and resolving unacceptable development. We are recruiting a Planner to join the team to undertake a wide range of investigations and manage cases from start to finish. This includes investigations of breaches, negotiation to resolve them where possible, dealing with retrospective planning applications, serving relevant Notices, defending appeals, and giving evidence at prosecution proceedings.
This high profile and rewarding role will involve close working with enforcement teams across the Council as well as legal services. We are looking for ambitious people who want to grow and develop their careers.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Neil Milligan, Team Leader, on 07825 263261 or via email: Neil.Milligan@lbhf.gov.uk.


Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

Career Grade Planner – Development Management:

Salary: £24,279 - £45,594 per annum (Scale 4 – P04)

There are 2 vacancies for this role.

As part of a wider area team with supportive mentoring and training, we will help you develop project management and planning skills. You'll handle a range of interesting developments and learn how to negotiate with a variety of applicants, consultants and residents to secure high quality schemes that contribute to place making and benefits across the community. With a range of site visits and an interesting caseload, each day will be a new challenge.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Neil Egerton, Team Leader, on 07493 864826 or via email: Neil.Egerton@lbhf.gov.uk or Roy Asagba-Power, Team Leader, on 07776 672344 or via email: Roy.Asagba-Power@lbhf.gov.uk.


Please refer to the Job Description for more information.


Our mission is to be the best council. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision. If you’re looking to develop your career in a fast-paced, professional environment whilst making a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you.

People Values:

How we act defines who we are.  At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’.  We are looking for people who can build this into everything they do.


We are fair

We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.


We are caring

We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.


We are collaborators

We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.


We are driven

We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.

Recruiting for Attitude:

Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience. We are looking for people who have the following attributes: 


Complex problem-solving 
The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change. 


Critical thinking 
The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking. You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources. 


You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations. You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes. 


People management 
You can get the best out of people. You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development. You are clear in your expectations and have exceptional feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals. 


Coordinating with others 
You have the knack of working well with others. You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others. You can also recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration. 


Emotional intelligence 
You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics. You can recognise motivating factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills. 


Judgement and decision making 
You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions. Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement. 


You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners. This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level. 


Service orientation 
You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery. Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives. You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives. 


Cognitive flexibility 
The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach. Applying cognitive flexibility to situations of significant change and transformation. 

Role Specific Qualifications:

Please refer to the Career Grade Scheme on the Job Descriptions.



Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


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