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Principal Planning Officer x2 DC013

Grade 9, up to £36,029 (incl local weighting) 1X Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week, 1x maternity cover (12 months), Full Time, 37 hours per week. Based at Wallfields, Hertford.

There couldn't be a better time to join us. A new District 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 experienced professionals to join our expanding team to lead on these strategic sites, as well as delivering the full range of development management 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 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 offering in-house and external learning and development opportunities.

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.

As a Principal Planning Officer you will have a caseload of your own significant sites and delegated authority for determining planning and associated applications. You will also have the opportunity to support the Senior Project Officers in dealing with our most significant sites.

How to Apply

To apply for any of these posts, please complete and return our application form (which can be downloaded from our website). 

This is a rolling advert with no fixed closing date.  If you are interested in these posts, please send us your submission as soon as you can.  We will confirm receipt and the outcome of comparison of your submission against our shortlisting criteria within a further period of two weeks as a maximum.

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

Kevin Steptoe, Head of Planning, on 01992 531407

Claire Sime, Service Manager (Planning Policy) on 01992 531626

Liz Aston, DM Team Manager, on 01992 531570

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