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Principal Planning Officer (Policy)
  • Employer: Borough of Broxbourne
  • Reference: 1G046P
  • Published: Mon 12/10/2020, 15:45 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 09/11/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £42,077 - £44,155 p.a. Plus a £5K introductory payment
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bishops' College, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

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Principal Planning Officer (Policy)

Principal Planning Officer (Policy) – (Ref: 1G046P) Salary range £42,077 - £44,155 p.a.

Plus a £5K introductory payment.

The successful applicant will take a lead role in the implementation of the Borough’s new Local Plan, in particular leading on infrastructure planning. Responsibilities will also include preparation of individual plans, strategies, action plans, planning briefs and evidence as well as deputising for the Planning Policy Manager. The postholder will work closely with the Council’s Senior Urban Designer and across Council departments including with professionals working in property, housing, and regeneration.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to represent the Council and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, will be able to draft reports and explain a range of complex planning policy matters, and will mentor and manage more junior members of the team. Suitable planning qualifications as well as familiarity with the National Planning Policy Framework are essential. A full driving license is essential.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in fluent English is essential in this post.

We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, a full training and development programme, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free membership to the Council’s local leisure centres, which includes free access to gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes, racket sport sessions, a health suite and a range of generous discounts across other leisure and culture services.

Broxbourne Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Details and application forms for all job vacancies are listed on the Council’s website.

Application forms must be submitted online by 9 November 2020 quoting the relevant reference.

For an informal discussion prior to application please contact Martin Paine on 07929179206


Borough Offices, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9XQ.

Telephone: 01992 785509, Email: