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Planning Officers (Development Management)

Employer: Hertsmere Borough Council

  • Reference: 622
  • Published on: Mon 31/07/2017 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week. 0900 - 1715 Monday - Thursday, 0900 - 1700 Friday.
  • Salary: Salary up to £34,787 per annum (depending on experience) plus car allowance. Opportunities at all levels from trainee to fully qualified.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Offices, Borehamwood

Hertsmere Borough Council is a high performing authority located in southern Hertfordshire – we are 13 miles from Central London and within the M25. We adjoin Greater London with excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible. Hertsmere is an attractive environment in which to live and work, with award winning parks and open spaces.

The Council Offices are situated in Borehamwood within Zone 6 and with a direct rail link into London Kings Cross St. Pancras. The area is an internationally renowned centre for film and television production, home to BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios (a council owned asset).

We are both an urban and rural authority (including Green Belt) that provides a variety of challenging and innovative planning work. Our Council focus is firmly based on innovation, economic regeneration and increased growth. The career opportunities are excellent with a nationally designated Housing Zone and a new Local Plan underway.

We offer exciting opportunities for talented individuals.

One permanent position

One fixed term contract (with the possibility of an extension to contract)

You will be responsible for handling a varied caseload of applications including small householder, changes of use and new build applications as well as being responsible for providing pre-application advice. This role will involve conducting site visits, negotiating with applicants and writing delegated or committee reports, and dealing with related appeals. There is an excellent career development scheme with accelerated pay progression.

The posts are offered on a full time basis (36 hours per week). Benefits include accelerated pay progression increases, 26 - 30 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service), car allowance, local government pension scheme, payment of professional membership fees, flexible working hours (with home working by arrangement with management), mobile working facilities, cycle scheme, childcare vouchers scheme, free car parking, season ticket loans, free use of leisure facilities and access to a large staff roof garden.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact either:

Christine Lyons, Head of Planning & Economic Development; or

Scott Laban, Development Team Manager; or

Olawale Duyile, Development Team Manager; or

Mark Silverman, Policy and Transport Manager

on 020 8207 5160

Please follow the link below to apply on line or telephone 020 8207 7475 (24 hour answerphone service) for an application pack.

Closing date: 28 August 2017

Interview date: Week commencing 11 September 2017

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