Planning Officer

Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
£21,931 to £29,078
13 Dec 2018
09 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

£21,931 to £29,078 inclusive of London weighting. Plus essential car user allowance and Local Government Pension Scheme

The Development Management department at Three Rivers District Council is offering a permanent full time Planning Officer position within its Planning Enforcement Team. The job offers an ideal opportunity to learn with a forward-looking authority that has an excellent track record of improvements and commitment to learning.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with environmental awareness and an interest in planning who is willing to develop their career and make an important positive contribution to the local area.  

Three Rivers District Council is a high achieving organisation at the leading edge of public services. The Development Management Service achieves excellent results and continues to strive for excellence with investment in the service development and ICT central to our continuing success. On the fringe of London, the District is experiencing significant development pressure, with a variety of planning applications. The District has an excellent built and natural environment, many Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and major areas of Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We promote the highest standards of design through negotiation and pro-active work. 

Development Management is a statutory function provided by the Council to assess and determine planning applications and related work including assisting members of the public and their representatives with planning matters, investigating enforcement cases and handling planning appeals. The section comprises a team of professional staff who hold professional qualifications accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute or are currently working towards being qualified.  

Skills and Experience:  

The role includes a combination of handling of pre-application enquiries, assessing planning applications and subsequent appeals, undertaking enforcement investigations and project work. Dealing with a varied caseload you will have the potential to develop your career and make an important positive contribution to the local area.  

The role will require strong verbal, written and presentation skills and must be able to demonstrate your ability and initiative to handle a diverse and competing workload and work to tight deadlines. Good interpersonal skills will also be necessary as you will be liaising and negotiating with the public, external agents and organisations, Council Members and other Council departments.  

What we offer: 

We offer a competitive package which includes up to 28 days’ annual leave (increasing to 30 days with 5 years’ service), Local Government Pension Scheme, free staff parking, leisure and travel discounts and consideration will be given paid professional membership subscription and development and future training opportunities to become a qualified Planning Officer. 

You must possess a clean driving licence and have daily access to personal transport. 

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform all applicants as to whether or not they have been shortlisted. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

The closing date for this role is the 9th January 2019.

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Additional Keywords: Planning Officer, Conservation Officer, Development Management Officer, Planning & Building Officer, Planning Co-ordinator, Planning Enforcement Officer. 

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