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Planning Officer x2

Three Rivers District Council
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. We offer agile working arrangements including homeworking for part of the week
Salary: £28,791 to £32,352 inclusive of London weighting
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

Job Details

Planning Officer x2

Salary: £28,791 to £32,352 inclusive of London weighting plus essential car user allowance

Hours: Up to 37 hours per week. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered.

Office Location: Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. We offer agile working arrangements including homeworking for part of the week.


We are excited to confirm two opportunities have arisen across the planning teams at Three Rivers District Council. The roles include one Planning Officer in the Development Management department and one Planning Officer within the Planning Policy department.

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

The Departments:

The roles offer an ideal opportunity to learn with a forward-looking authority that has an excellent track record of commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of the District, as well as investing in our staff’s learning and development. Both roles are full-time, but part-time and flexible working applications will be considered.

The Roles:

The Planning Officer role within the Development Management department includes a combination of handling of pre-application enquiries, assessing planning applications and subsequent appeals, undertaking enforcement investigations and other 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 Planning Officer role within the Planning Policy department will assist in the preparation of the Three Rivers Local Plan. You will help achieve the objectives of the Council by providing planning policy expertise during public consultations, committee meetings and working groups. You will provide advice to Officers and Elected Members in Planning Policy matters, ensuring appropriate regulations are met. You will work collaboratively with colleagues to improve the planning departments land use and local plan monitoring capability. 

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

What we offer:

We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing Date: 22 February 2024

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Matthew Roberts (Development Management Team Leaders) and Marko Kalik (Head of Planning Policy and Conservation) by email: /

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Applicants may be considered for either role.


Three Rivers District Council is a high achieving organisation at the leading edge of public services. Our aims are for accessible, responsive services and building a quality environment. The Development Management Service continues to strive for excellence and investment in the service development and ICT is 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 look to promote the highest standards of design through development negotiations and pro-active work

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