Help us shape our places and your career
Hertsmere lies within southern Hertfordshire bordering the northern edge of Greater London. We have a unique combination of economic opportunities alongside a diverse townscape, villages and extensive areas of green belt land, meaning the borough provides an exciting opportunity to experience every aspect of the planning system. Our own offices benefit from being close to both the A1 (M) and M25 whilst Elstree and Borehamwood Station lies within Zone 6 and provides a direct rail link to London St Pancras.
We are in the process of preparing a positive vision for growth within the borough through the preparation of our new Local Plan. We are also working to provide a Joint Strategic Plan for the region and striving to deliver a quality focused Development Management service which meets the needs of existing and future residents. Our Development Management service is currently working on exciting projects including a brand new TV and film studio development for SKY.
We are looking for a Planning Officer (DM) who has the drive and ambition to help us deliver an excellent service with the aim of being the leading Development Management service in Hertfordshire, alongside a desire to shape and improve the borough. If you think you have what it takes to join our vibrant team please let us know.
About the role
As a DM Planning Officer 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.
You will have a range of relevant experience commensurate with the requirements of the post as well as a level of planning knowledge relevant to your expected starting grade. You will be a good communicator, be able to demonstrate a good customer service approach and be able to problem solve.
Career grade scheme
Our career grade scheme applies to this post and will give you the opportunity to receive academic training for a professional qualification enabling accelerated pay increases and movement through the Council’s pay structure.
If you are looking to start your career in planning and want to undertake a degree course we will support you via an apprenticeship scheme. Applicants at this level can expect a starting salary of £18,987 per annum.
If you already have an appropriate degree recognised by the RTPI we will support you to gain Chartered Membership. Applicants at this level can expect a starting salary of £24,490 per annum.
If you are currently working towards Chartered Membership of the RTPI you can expect a starting salary of £27,844 per annum.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week). Benefits include 26-31 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service), local government pension scheme, flexible working hours, free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, season ticket loans and access to a large staff roof garden.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Scott Laban, Development Team Manager on 020 8207 2277.
Please follow the link to apply on line or telephone 020 8207 7475 (24 hour answerphone service) for an application pack.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Midday, 6 April 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 13 April 2020