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Principal Development Officer

South West Temporary £47 - £50 Per Hour

Looking for more community impact in your next position?


I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who is looking for a Principal Development Officer to join their Housing Enabling Team for an initial 3-month period.


The role requires a mix of skills encompassing planning, housing and property. You need to be familiar with the planning system, including planning applications, consultation responses and can interpret Planning Policy and S106s, alongside an understanding of affordable housing.


Your responsibilities will focus on ensuring the delivery of affordable housing in line with council policy. It will involve a diverse range of projects with political sensitivity, funding arrangements, and negotiation. Effective stakeholder communication is also essential.


The council work on a hybrid basis, allowing you to work remotely for the majority, with adhoc attendance to the area when required.


Pay rate is negotiable for the right candidate.


If this sounds like something you would be interested in or would like to hear more about, get in contact with me on or 020 3976 1521.


Please note: Not all roles are advertised. I am working with Numerous Local Authorities across the South West who require contractors from entry-level to Directors to join their Development Management, Planning Enforcement & Policy Teams. I would be more than happy to have a conversation about additional roles which may suit your experience.

Shannon O'Sullivan
Senior Consultant 020 3976 1521


Shannon is always very friendly. She communicates very well in an open and honest manner. Quite a rarity amongst recruitment agencies!

Planning Officer, Devon

Great to work with. Straight forward and trustworthy. Really easy to do business with.

Planning Enforcement Team Leader, Wiltshire