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Planning Officer - Strategy
  • Employer: Hertsmere Borough Council
  • Reference: 890
  • Published: Wed 01/06/2022, 16:48 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/06/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,979 – £33,682 per annum (fixed term)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Offices, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

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Planning Officer - Strategy

Hertsmere is a dynamic borough located in south-west Hertfordshire just 13 miles from Central London, close to Watford and St. Albans, and within the M25. The Council Offices are situated in Borehamwood, home to the world-famous BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios, the new Sky Studios Elstree, within Zone 6 and with a fast direct rail link to London St. Pancras. 

Hertsmere Borough Council is bringing forward an ambitious growth programme delivered through a new Local Plan. We are working closely with our public and private sector partners to identify and deliver new growth opportunities in the borough. The post holder will be a key appointment within our Planning Policy team, given the scale of our ambition and expected growth.

You will play an important role in the preparation of our new Local Plan and other place-focused growth and infrastructure strategies. The successful candidate will have the drive and ambition to help us shape and improve the borough through the new Local Plan. If you think you have what it takes to join our vibrant team please let us know. 

About the role

We are looking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Planning Officer to play a key role in preparing the policies and allocations which will direct growth over the next fifteen years in the borough. This is an exciting opportunity to take on varied and complex work, using your planning knowledge to make a real difference. We’re looking for someone with an enthusiasm for developing innovative planning policy. 

The role is offered on a two year fixed-term basis and there may subsequently be scope for the position to be made permanent.  Please note: The Council operates a hybrid working system where employees may work up to two days per week from home.

About you

You will have the ability to think strategically and work collaboratively and we welcome applications from planners with relevant experience in development management, planning policy, regeneration and the private sector.  You will have a range of relevant experience and knowledge commensurate with the requirements of the post and should be a good communicator with the ability to play an active role in enabling the Council to carry out effective public participation.

Benefits include 25 – 30 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service) plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including home working), free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, season ticket loans and access to a large staff roof garden.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Mark Silverman, Planning Policy Team Leader on 020 8207 7516 or

Please follow the link below to apply online.

Closing Date:  27th June 2022 (Midday)