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Senior Planning Officer

  • Employer: Borough of Broxbourne
  • Reference: Ref: SPO
  • Published: Fri 02/06/2023, 14:39 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/06/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: up to £43,174.00
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid Working / Bishops' College, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

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Senior Planning Officer


Salary £43,174.56 pa


There has never been a more exciting time to join the Planning team at Broxbourne Council. There are many new and exciting developments including the construction of Sunset Studios Waltham Cross, the regeneration of Waltham Cross Town Centre and the Brookfield Riverside shopping and residential development amongst many more.


If you’re interested in joining us as a Senior Planning Officer within the Development Management team, you will be responsible for a personal caseload comprising a high proportion of major and other planning applications received from across the Borough. This is a unique and exciting, yet challenging role that would suit anyone with the requisite requirements.


If you have a sound working knowledge of the development management process along with a positive attitude and a wish to seek and deliver solutions, then we would like to hear from you. You should be enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated. You must be able to work under your own initiative and also effectively in partnership with Planning colleagues, Developers, Agents, Elected Members and other stakeholders in order to support the Planning Service.


The role requires you to be eligible for membership of the RTPI with a minimum of 3 years' requisite Planning experience, excellent analytical and negotiation skills, and good communication skills; both oral and written. In this role, you will also be required to present reports on behalf of the Service to the Planning Committee, assist and mentor officers and technicians and provide advice and guidance where required. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in fluent English is essential in this post. A current, valid driving license is essential.


We have adopted the core values of Teamwork, Innovation, Effectiveness and

Respect (TIER). The values and their underlying behaviours, demonstrate our   commitment  to providing excellent customer care, working in a joined up way, showing respect at all  times and looking at innovation and forward thinking solutions. We pride ourselves on recruiting, developing and retaining talent who share this commitment.

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

The Council’s 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 30 June 2023 quoting the above reference.


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

Telephone: 01992 785509, Email: