Senior Planning Officer (Major Projects)
  • Employer: North Hertfordshire District Council
  • Reference: NHDC/21/147745
  • Published: Thu 08/04/2021, 10:05 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 23/04/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, flexible hours and Home working
  • Salary: £36,480 to £42,924 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertfordshire

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Senior Planning Officer (Major Projects)

North Hertfordshire is an attractive area with a population of over 120,000 and subject to considerable pressure for growth and change.  Much of the District is, however, still rural in character embracing parts of the Chilterns AONB, the East Anglian Heights and with the attractive towns of Hitchin, Royston, Baldock and world's first Garden City of Letchworth and villages set in beautiful countryside.  The District Council has a reputation for securing the maximum benefit to the area from new development and in securing the highest quality development.

You will require a relevant Town Planning qualification with membership of the RTPI  (or equivalent) and have a minimum of 3 years experience in development management. This post requires a driving licence and a car for working purposes.

Within Development Management you will be responsible for handling a varied caseload of predominantly major project planning applications (circa 50 dwellings+) as well as being responsible for providing pre-application advice, contributing to master planning, site visits, negotiations and the writing of delegated file notes or committee reports are involved.

You will need to be well organised with proven verbal, written and presentation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.  You should also possess initiative and good interpersonal skills and be familiar with IT.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Simon Ellis (01462 464264) Development and Conservation Manager –

We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, flexi-time, home working, leisure concessions and more.

Your Rewards
- Local Government Pension Scheme (18% employer contribution)
- Generous annual leave, including Christmas close down period
- Occupational sick pay
- Free car parking
- Discounts, including 50% off gym membership
- Flexible working options including flexi scheme and home-working

We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance and ensuring all members of our team feel that they are making a difference to the local community and are valued by our organisation.

How to Apply

To apply for this position you must complete the Council's online application form at under the Jobs and Careers page using our secure web recruitment tool.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  All full time posts are open to Job Share unless otherwise stated.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

Closing Date Noon 23 April 2021

Interviews to be arranged for week commencing 4 May 2021

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