Senior Planning Officer

The Department:
The Economic & Sustainable Development Team is responsible for the preparation of the Local Plan, Neighbourhood Planning, Annual Monitoring Reports, Heritage Assets, the Community Infrastructure Levy and the South West Herts Joint Strategic Plan.

The Role:
This is a key role in helping to deliver the Three Rivers Local Plan and delivering many of the Community's aspirations including more sustainable development, affordable housing and local jobs. You will assist in taking forward our Local Plan and help deliver our Community Infrastructure Levy and a range of Planning Documents. Your key tasks will include analysing a range of data, carrying out research and monitoring, helping to draft new policy and providing policy advice. Please refer to the Role Profile for further information.

What we are looking for:
We are looking to appoint a qualified town planner with at least 3 years' experience in a Local Plan policy environment with good project management skills. In addition some knowledge or experience of strategic transportation, economic development and building conservation would be an advantage, although not essential. You will need to be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be able to communicate positively with a range of stakeholders. You will also be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and be IT literate. Knowledge and experience of using GIS would be an advantage.

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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kimberley Rowley, Head of Regulatory Services at

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

To apply, please click here