Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)
37.5 hours per week (banking 30 minutes towards the shut down between Christmas and New Year)
Harlow is entering a new era of growth and we require planners to help us shape the future of the town.
The district and surrounding area is undergoing significant new development and regeneration as part of its transformation into a Garden Town. Large scale housing schemes are coming forward including the award winning Newhall and major investment is being attracted to the town’s Enterprise Zones and world class public health laboratories.
You will be required to deal with major residential and commercial development schemes as well as smaller scale matters, appeals and enforcement. You will also deputise for the Development Manager to provide guidance and support to the other members of staff and assist with corporate matters.
You will be organised, a good communicator and negotiator, have a diplomatic approach and be sensitive to the needs and perceptions of the community. The successful candidate will need to be able to work to deadlines independently, whilst also being comfortable working within a team environment.
This position is suitable for a qualified and experienced town planner looking to take the first step into team management and gain a greater understanding of corporate matters.
Benefits of the post include 32 days holiday, local government pension scheme and flexible working hours. Harlow is an ideal location to both live and work and is only thirty minutes from London and Stansted Airport.
If you feel you have the qualities and expertise and want to help us make Harlow a place where people want to live, learn, work and visit, please apply.
Application Forms are available for collection from: Contact Harlow, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow, Essex CM20 1WG.
Telephone: (01279) 446017.
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Contact: Mark Philpott, Development Manager, 01279 446867
Closing Date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Interview Date: 5, 6 or 7 June 2018