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Planning Officer x2

Three Rivers District Council
Salary: £28,791 - £34,933 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Planning Officer x2 

One Temporary (minimum 6 month contract - maternity cover)

One Permanent Contract: One Fixed Term 6 month contract, One Permanent Contract

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

Salary: £28,791 - £34,933 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with environmental awareness and an interest in planning and the built environment. The role is ideal for someone who has had previous planning experience within a local authority setting and wishes to get back into the profession.

About Three Rivers District Council:
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 development of the service. On the fringe of London, the District is experiencing significant development pressure, with a huge variety of planning application types and sizes. The District has a varied built and natural environment including 22 conservation areas, numerous listed buildings and a large number of designated wildlife sites. Much of the District is within the Metropolitan Green Belt and part is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Department:
The role 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. The role is full-time, but part-time and flexible working applications will be considered.

The Role:
The Planning Officer role within the Development Management department includes a combination of handling of pre-application enquiries, assessing planning applications and subsequent appeals, and where required 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 role 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:  31 May 2024

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Matthew Roberts (Development Management Team Leader) and Adam Ralton (Development Management Team Leader) by email: /

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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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