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Principal Planning Officer

Watford Borough Council
Watford, WD17 3EX
£37,750 - 41,634 per annum
Closing date
13 Apr 2020
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Watford is a place with real ambition and incredible potential. Ideally located and well connected, we have a great deal to offer our residents, visitors and investors. Watford is a small district, but we think big. It is a place with a lot going on, from major developments, such as Riverwell and the town centre improvements, the planned works for Watford Junction, Ascot Road and Watford Business Park, to the investments in two new activity parks in the north and south of the borough and innovative sustainable transport schemes.

We are committed to ensuring that the borough’s growth is planned and sustainable and are seeking a new Principal Planning Officer to help us achieve our ambitions.

What we are looking for: - As the new Principal Planning Officer, you will be responsible for a varied and exciting caseload focusing on major planning applications. We have an ambitious programme of investment and are seeking an experienced Principal Planning Officer with a track record of enabling development, growth and place making.

You will engage with partners and communities to ensure we are delivering new developments that people aspire to live and work in, and that the Council can be proud of. We will also expect you to ensure we are giving customers a great experience.

What we offer:

- Salary of £37,750 - 41,634 per annum
- Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
- Flexible working
- Season ticket loan
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Discounted leisure centre membership
- Employee volunteering schemes
- Access to a branded shopping discounts platform and discounted activities and days out
- 28 days’ holiday per annum

Closing Date: 13th April 2020. 

A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post.

Other organisations may call this role Planning Officer, Senior Planning Officer, Principal Development Officer, Planning Development Officer, Senior Town Planning Officer, Senior Town Planner, Senior Community Development Officer, or Planning Applications Officer.

Webrecruit and Watford Borough Council are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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