Senior Planning Officer (Development Management) – £30,163 to £32,442 inclusive of London weighting. Plus Market Factor Supplement of £3,500 (reviewed annually), essential car user allowance and Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing Date - Tuesday 7th of November, 2017

Three Rivers District Council, situated in south west Hertfordshire, is a high achieving organisation at the leading edge of public services. The Development Management Service continually achieves outstanding performance. 

On the fringe of London, the District is experiencing significant development pressure, with a variety of planning applications. The District is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns with many Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and major areas of Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The area has a diverse range of businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with nearby Elstree and Pinewood.

We are looking to appoint at Senior Planning Officer level. Successful candidates will have a proven track record in Development Management/Planning Enforcement or other relevant experience.  The roles offer an ideal opportunity to take your career to the next stage with a forward-looking authority that has an excellent track record of improvements and commitment to learning.  We have a diverse and exciting workload and are a friendly and dedicated team.

You should be MRTPI accredited or working towards achieving chartered status and have experience of dealing with planning applications and appeals at varying levels of complexity and experience.  Experience presenting cases at Planning Committee meetings and dealing with appeals whether by way of Written Representations or Informal Hearings is desirable.  You will need to be well organised and possess the ability to work to tight deadlines.  Strong verbal, written and presentation skills are essential as you will be liaising and negotiating with the public, external agents and organisations, Council Members and other Council departments.  You should also be able to demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the functions of Local Government organisations, including the different roles of Officers and Members.

We offer a competitive package which includes up to 28 days annual leave (increasing to 30 days with 5 years’ service), Local Government Pension Scheme, paid professional membership subscription, development and training opportunities, free staff parking, leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.

For an informal discussion contact Development Management Team Leaders Claire Westwood or Matthew Roberts or telephone 01923 776611.

How to apply:

An application pack for this position can be downloaded from the panel to the right of this advert.

Alternatively you can contact our Customer Service Centre.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Shared HR Service for Watford Borough and Three Rivers District Council or returned to Human Resources at Watford Town Hall.

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