Salary: Grade 9-10 up to £42,443 (inclusive of local weighting)
plus a one-off £5,000 welcome payment
Hours: 37 per week (part-time working and job share considered)
Closing date: 5pm Monday 17 December 2018
As a Principal Planning Officer in our DM team you would be dealing with a caseload of our more complex and major planning applications. Following the recent adoption of our Local Plan, there are a range of exciting and challenging development proposals coming forward. These include residential, commercial and regeneration development in our town centres. You would be looking to achieve solutions to often complex development issues.
The Council has adopted a master planning approach to the development of significant sites and it is likely that you would be taking the lead in relation to the delivery of at least one of these sites. This is an exciting time to join the Council and gain experience across a range of development types.
You would work with colleagues to ensure that the workload of the team is delivered. You would also guide, mentor and develop more junior staff, signing off their work and ensuring that good quality output is achieved to demanding targets.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
This role would suit a candidate who has experience of development management work, probably at the senior officer level. You would be confident leading complex development projects, working with a range of stakeholders to ensure that development solutions are achieved. You would be a good team player, contributing to the team and supporting the development of more junior staff.
An ideal candidate will have:
About East Herts
We are consistently rated as amongst the best areas in the country to live, with excellent schools and healthcare, a huge array of green space, beautiful waterways, unique market towns and picturesque villages. We also enjoy high levels of employment and a diverse local economy.
The vision of the Council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the Council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire.
Whatever their role, everyone contributes to delivering great services to our local community. Our vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work. To accomplish this, our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, enhance the quality of people's lives and enable a flourishing local economy.
Our team is at the very heart of our council – we recognise that together with our elected members, we make the difference to our local communities. We are dedicated to staff development and individual success within a team framework. To help our staff deliver, we provide a supportive work environment, development opportunities and work to help everyone achieve their potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance.
Benefits of working for us
As part of our Green Travel agenda we actively encourage employees to explore more economical and eco-friendly means of travel to work, e.g. public transport, cycle, walk or car share, and support this through a number of initiatives such as Liftshare.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Liz Aston, Service Manager on 01992 531570. To apply please go the authority's website.
If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.
If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview. We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.
EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity