Principal Planning Officer – Strategic Applications Team


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

26 Mar 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Salary: PO6 £48,867 – £51,903
Location: Haringey, North London
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 36 Hours per week
Closing date: Sunday 26th March 2023

About Haringey

Working here isn’t just about the sense of fulfilment you’ll get from your work – Haringey the place has a huge amount to offer. Not only do our fantastic transport connections mean we are just minutes away from central London, but there is also so much to do in the borough itself. Haringey buzzes with entertainment, attitude, artistic and cultural life – through its pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, arts centres, community groups and even festivals.

Haringey is a diverse borough that prides itself on the strength of its communities. We want to reflect this in the people who work here. Which is why we’re committed to promoting diversity and creating an environment where everyone is treated equally, with respect and dignity. We have:

  • An Equalities Steering Group, chaired by a director and member of Corporate Board.
  • Five staff network groups in place – LGBTQ+, EMBRACE, Disability and Illness, Social Mobility, Young People’s network.
  • Completed a peer (reverse) mentoring pilot.
  • Disability Confident Employer status (level 2)
  • Stonewall Diversity Champion membership.
  • Cabinet commitment to be an LGBT+ inclusive borough for staff and residents.

About the role

Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth – in housing and jobs – and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. That growth will be focussed on our priority regeneration areas; Tottenham and Wood Green.

Haringey is a diverse borough of 29 conservation areas, numerous Listed Buildings, and is home to London’s largest Housing Zone. We have embarked on an ambitious regeneration programme with plans for 17,000 new homes and 4,000 new jobs, and the potential for new train and tube connections to central London and beyond.

The planning team is based in Wood Green – opposite the Piccadilly Line tube station. Our friendly, talented officers are drawn from across the globe and were Highly Commended at the 2018 Planning Awards. We benefit from a positive working environment that embraces a range of progressive working practices, including flexible and homeworking.

Due to our pipeline of large, major residential and mixed-use schemes we are looking to strengthen our Strategic Applications Team. 

About you

Everybody who works for Haringey Council helps to make our vision for an even better Haringey a reality.

If you have experience of major planning applications in an urban context and are ready to lead on a range of high-profile schemes, then we would like to hear from you.

To be successful in applying for this role, you will need:

  • Degree or recognised post graduate qualification in planning, urban design, conservation practice, regeneration or a related discipline and substantial relevant experience in one of the specialist areas of this service or in a related professional discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of RTPI or other relevant professional body.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of contemporary practice operating customer centric services in Local Government.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey, we make sure your efforts are reflected by a competitive salary. However, that’s only the start. We’ve introduced a whole range of benefits, designed to make your life easier. These include:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Flexible retirement
  • Interest free travel loan (season ticket and bicycle loan)
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Career Average)
  • Learning and development courses at work
  • Courses and workshops to offer support and help through change
  • Long Service Award
  • Health and wellbeing benefits
  • Simply Health cash back plans
  • Dental plan
  • Eye tests
  • Reduced entry to leisure centres and gyms
  • Osteoporosis and other health screening
  • Money saving discounts
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Free access to UK’s largest discount website


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