Planning Strategy Manager

up to £59,000 per annum
07 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Planner

Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire – we are 13 miles from Central London and within the M25.  We adjoin Greater London with excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible. The Council Offices are situated in Borehamwood within Zone 6 and with a direct rail link into London Kings Cross St. Pancras.  The area is an internationally renowned centre for film and television production, home to BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios (a council owned asset).

Hertsmere Borough Council is bringing forward an innovative growth programme delivered through a new Local Plan. We are working closely with our public and private sector partners to deliver new growth opportunities in our towns and villages. The post is a key appointment within our Planning and Economic Development Service, given the scale of our ambition and expected growth.

As a member of key teams you will play a strategic role in leading and delivering our New Local Plan, Housing Zone and other place-focused growth and infrastructure strategies within Hertsmere and the wider strategic area. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of working with private sector developers and public investors to deliver a mixed range of development opportunities set around a Green Belt environment. You will also have the ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, with experience of working within multi-disciplinary project teams.   

About the role

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced planner to join a vibrant team at a point in time when we are preparing a new local plan in Hertsmere.

Joining the Service now you will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects, including progression of the Council’s Local Plan, assisting with the delivery of strategic site release for housing and employment land delivery and dealing with major strategic site applications.

About you

You will also have the ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, with solid experience of working within multi-disciplinary project teams.   

You will have a Degree in planning or closely related discipline. In addition, the successful candidate will hold a higher post-graduate qualification accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) with a good track record in planning.

This post is offered on a full time, permanent basis.

Benefits include 26 – 30 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service), local government pension scheme, flexible working hours, free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, childcare voucher scheme, season ticket loans.

To apply, please follow the link to apply on line or telephone 020 8207 7475 (24 hour answerphone service) for an application pack. 

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Closing date: 9 a.m. 12 February 2018

Interviews: 19 February 2018

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