Exciting opportunities for career growth in a forward thinking and expanding planning team
Lead (Senior) Planning Officer, Planning Officers & Trainee Planning Officers – Development Management
Employer: Dacorum Borough Council
Salary: £26,800 - £42,295, plus Market Forces Supplement of £3,000 - £4,000
Location: Council Offices (The Forum, Hemel Hempstead), plus flexible working from home arrangements
Working Pattern: Full time (potential for a job share opportunity (18 hours per week) at Planning Officer level)
Hours: 37 hours per week
LEAD (SENIOR) PLANNING OFFICER
SALARY UP TO £42,295 PER ANNUM PAY AWARD PENDNG (FOR 37 HOURS PER WEEK) PLUS MARKET FORCES SUPPLEMENT OF £4,000 PLUS PAYMENT OF RTPI PROFESSIONAL FEE
PLANNING OFFICERS AND TRAINEE PLANNING OFFICERS
SALARY UP TO £37,274 PER ANNUM PAY AWARD PENDNG (FOR 37 HOURS PER WEEK) PLUS MARKET FORCES SUPPLEMENT OF £3,000 PLUS PAYMENT OF RTPI PROFESSIONAL FEE
Why come to Dacorum?
Just a 25-minute train journey from the centre of London, Dacorum occupies an enviable location just outside of the M25 and is home to the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring. Dacorum is an active and green place which is a centre of business, enterprise and ambition. As such we receive exciting and challenging applications in our towns and rural areas including the Green Belt experiences to really develop your planning career.
We are an innovative and ambitious planning department, dealing with not only a high number of planning applications but being at the forefront of planning system advances. For example, we use VU.CITY, an interactive 3D city model and digital software and being involved in other exciting projects, such as Open Digital.
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our growing Development Management team. If you have the drive, ambition and relevant expertise to help shape the built environment, benefit local communities and provide high quality sustainable development we want to hear from you.
What can we offer you?
Generous holiday entitlement - outstanding 19.5% employer contribution pension scheme - flexible working patterns - support to study - payment of professional subscriptions - car salary sacrifice scheme - personal development - option for home working or office based - season ticket and cycle loans
We have also introduced an incentivised pay scheme that provides opportunities to earn additional income through working on pre-application enquiries as overtime.
What are the roles?
Lead (Senior) Planning Officer
The successful candidate will be responsible for the processing of a varied development management caseload, with an emphasis on the more complex and major applications including pre-applications and appeals.
In this role you will play a significant part in leading and being responsible for the efficient delivery of major and strategic planning applications, including those subject to a PPA. This is an excellent career development opportunity to build on existing experience and/or to gain experience of a broader scope and range of application type.
You will have an excellent knowledge base of planning processes and legislation with a proven record of negotiating successful outcomes having worked collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and meeting performance standards whilst being committed to the needs of customers.
We therefore welcome experienced officers knowledgeable in the field of Development Management. A successful applicant would require a degree level standard of education, and be eligible for full membership of the RTPI.
Planning Officers / Trainee Planning Officers
We welcome experienced officers knowledgeable in the field of Development Management. In this role you will play a significant part in the efficient delivery of a wide range of planning application types with opportunities to progress to more complex schemes as your experience grows.
You will have a good knowledge of planning related legislation. You will be a strong team player who can contribute positively to the team and be able to demonstrate initiative and good judgement in making recommendations on a wide range of planning matters.
We also welcome candidates with no prior experience of planning that are motivated and willing to learn. The trainee role is career graded to enable progress to Planning Officer level. Applicants who wish to study to do an undergraduate or post-graduate planning degree will be provided with on-the-job training, and subject to any budgetary restrictions, be sponsored to undertake the appropriate University course or Apprenticeship scheme, including day release.
The successful candidates must be driven, enthusiastic and reliable. Applicants must have a driving licence which is valid in the UK and use of a vehicle.
A Standard or Enhanced check will be undertaken with the Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure that the successful candidate has no relevant convictions.
If you would like to discuss these opportunities, or if you have any questions, please feel free to call Martin Stickley on 01442 228652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: Suitable candidates will be invited for an interview upon receipt of application.
For further details and to apply click the "Apply Online" link below or go to: https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/recruitment