Principal Planning Enforcement Officer
£39,044 - £46,260 per annum inclusive of outer fringe allowance
37 hours per week
At Welwyn Hatfield we’re steeped in planning heritage but we’re not standing still.
Welwyn Garden City was established one hundred years ago and embodies the visionary principles of pioneering town planner Raymond Unwin whilst Hatfield is a post-war new town designated under the 1946 New Towns Act.
Now is a great time to join our planning team. With a new Head of Planning, a new local plan on the cusp of adoption and major regeneration already under way in our town centers we are looking forward to an exciting future.
We offer a range of benefits from agile working arrangements to generous annual leave entitlements and we are currently consulting our staff on future working arrangements to ensure we get the right balance of office and home working going forward.
Our offices are located within a beautiful, historic Garden City, brimming with culture and opportunity. This sought-after location is a popular place to live, raise a family and work. If you are interested in working in a high performance authority that at the same time values and delivers high quality development while seeking to enhance our New Town and Garden City environments, we want to hear from you.
As our Principal Enforcement Officer, you will work as part of the wider Development Management team and will lead a small team of officers investigating and monitoring alleged breaches of planning legislation. You will need to develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, applicants, agents, solicitors and the wider community as part of providing an efficient and responsive customer-focussed service.
You will have good communication and negotiation skills and be able to demonstrate methodical and well organised working. It is essential that you have experience in enforcement and are able to work under pressure. You will have some experience in staff management and project management skills.
Closing date for applications is 25th August 2021.
Assessments will be held on 1st September 2021.
Interviews will be held on 6th September 2021.