Job Vacancy Details

Various opportunities in the Planning Team
East Hertfordshire Council

Closing date: Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 5pm
Interviews: anticipated w/c 11 June 2018

There couldn’t be a better time to join us. A new Local Plan is setting an exciting and ambitious policy agenda for our communities. We have big plans for growth including a range of strategic sites across the district, together with the investment and development of key locations in our town centres. We are also working in partnership with Epping Forest and Harlow Councils on the ‘Harlow and Gilston Garden Town’, which will set the benchmark for place shaping and delivering housing growth.

We are looking for professionals at all levels with a range of experience appropriate to the roles to join our expanding team to lead on these strategic sites, as well as delivering the full range of development management and planning policy work. You should have a strong commitment to the quality agenda given our ambitions for these new communities.

With a busy programme of challenging work ahead, there isn’t a better place to work on a varied and interesting planning caseload.

We are a rural district, close to London, with a range of historic market towns and villages. The Council offices are located in the historic county town of Hertford, close to the town centre. The council is maximising the digital delivery of its services, supporting flexible working solutions for all staff. The Council is committed to the professional development of its staff funding in-house and external learning and development opportunities. We invest in our staff at East Herts.

We’d love to hear from you and discuss how you could play a part in strengthening and expanding our planning team. This is your opportunity to join us and deliver our exciting planning vision for the future.

The following roles are available:

Senior Planning Project Officer (Ref: DC025)
Grade 11 – salary up to £44,354

Fixed term post (3 years)

You will have the opportunity to lead on our District Plan strategic sites.

Principal Planning Officer (DM) (Ref: DC013)
Grade 9–10 – salary up to £42,443

Permanent posts

You will have a caseload of your own significant sites, delegated authority for determining planning and associated applications, and the opportunity to mentor and support Planning Officers.

Principal Planning Officer (Policy) (Ref: PP055)
Grade 9-10 – salary up to £42,443

Permanent post

You will be the professional lead on planning policy projects supporting implementation of the District Plan.

Planning Project Officer (Ref: DC027)
Grade 8 – salary up to £34,703

Fixed term post (3 years)

You will have the opportunity to gain experience across a range of Development Management and policy work, supporting delivery of our District Plan strategic sites.

Planning Officer (Ref: DC014)
Grade 7 – salary up to £31,998

Permanent posts

You will have the opportunity to gain experience of a varied caseload in our Development Management team.

Assistant Conservation and Urban Design Officer (Ref: DC003)
Grade 6 – salary up to £28,818

Permanent post

This is a trainee role providing the opportunity to gain experience in conservation and urban design work.

Planning Assistant (Planning Policy and Development Management) (Ref: DC020)
Grade 4–6 – salary up to £28,818

Permanent posts

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience at the start of your career in Development Management and planning policy work.

For more information / how to apply

The Council welcomes applications from both full-time and part-time applicants.

For a confidential and informal discussion about these roles, please contact any of the following:

  • Kevin Steptoe, Head of Planning & Building Control on 01992 531407
  • Liz Aston, Service Manager (DM) Quality and Performance on 01992 531570
  • Claire Sime, Service Manager (Policy and Implementation) on 01992 531626

For further information on each post and how to apply, please visit the Council's website

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