Lead Planning Officer

£37,427 - £40,037 per annum (inc London Fringe and Car Allowance)
09 Dec 2020
17 Jan 2021
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Generous Holiday Entitlement  - 18.5% Employer Contribution Pension Scheme -  Family Friendly Policies - Personal Development - Flexible Working Patterns

Situated in West Hertfordshire, the Borough of Dacorum is composed of the main towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring, with large areas of Green Belt and Outstanding Natural Beauty, historic settlements and buildings. We are seeking to appoint a Lead Planning Officer, for approximately a nine month period, to join our Development Management Team. 

This is a challenging and demanding post, and we are looking for candidates who can problem solve and negotiate positive outcomes.

Successful candidates will take responsibility for efficient management, and processing of a caseload of planning applications and related determinations, notices and orders through all stages of the development process from pre-application advice, statutory process and delivery, in accordance with performance targets and standards. This will include preparing reports for Committee and attending Development Management Committee (during evenings, as required) and preparing statements and/or proofs of evidence for appeals. You will be liaising with our customers ensuring that complex matters are explained politely and professionally.

Successful candidates in these roles will be developing skills in the above with support and guidance from the Team Leader/Assistant Team Leader.

Applicants must have a degree and have obtained or are working towards eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.  Applicants should have experience in working in Development Management You must also have a full driving licence that is valid in the UK and access to a car.

To apply please visit: https://www.dacorum.gov.uk/home/recruitment [dacorum.gov.uk]

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 17 January 2021.

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