Planning Officers (Development Management and Enforcement)

£18,987 – £27,844 per annum plus car allowance (depending on skills and experience)
31 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Help us shape our places and your career.

We are looking for Planning Officers for our Development Management (DM) and Enforcement teams who have the drive and ambition to help us deliver an excellent service, alongside a true desire to shape and improve the borough. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our vibrant team please let us know.

Hertsmere lies within southern Hertfordshire bordering the northern edge of Greater London. We have a unique combination of economic opportunities alongside a diverse townscape, villages and extensive areas of green belt land, meaning the borough provides an exciting opportunity to experience every aspect of the planning system.

We’re in the process of preparing a positive vision for growth within the borough through the preparation of our new Local Plan. We’re also working to provide a Joint Strategic Plan for the region and striving to deliver quality focused Development Management (DM) and Planning Enforcement services which meet the needs of existing and future residents.

As a Planning Officer in DM you will be responsible for handling a varied caseload of applications including small householder, changes of use and new build applications as well as being responsible for providing pre-application advice.  As a Planning Officer in Enforcement you will primarily be required to investigate alleged breaches of planning control, pursuing the most appropriate and effective action to remedy these.

The large salary range reflects that we’re wishing to appoint the right person regardless of what stage you’ve reached in your career.  The starting salary would reflect the successful applicant circumstances:

  • Grade 11/10 – an applicant with appropriate qualifications to enable commencement of a relevant undergraduate degree
  • Grade 9 – an applicant with an appropriate undergraduate degree recognised by the RTPI
  • Grade 8 – would be for an applicant with an appropriate post-graduate degree recognised by the RTPI and working toward chartered Membership of the RTPI (or equivalent)

Applicants who wish to study to do a BA/MA will be provided with on-the-job training and sponsored to undertake the appropriate University course, including day release.

The posts are offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week).  Benefits include 26-31 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, season ticket loans and access to a large staff roof garden.

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Scott Laban, Development Team Manager on 020 8207 2277.

Please click here to apply on line or telephone 020 8207 7475 (24 hour answerphone service) for an application pack.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Midday, 28 June 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 8 July 2019

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