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Assistant Planning Officer

East Herts Council



£23253 - £31077/annum


Posted: 15/01/2022

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Assistant Planning Officer

Grade 4-6 SCP13 – SCP26 (£23,253 to £31,077 including local weighting). Full time, 37 hours per week, permanent. Based in Hertford with up to 50% work from home.

About the role

Are you just about to embark on a career in Planning? If so, East Herts Council is looking for an Assistant Planning Officer to come and join our welcoming and progressive Development Management team.

East Herts is a District rich and diverse in character with attractive market towns and villages and special landscape, natural and built heritage features, including 42 Conservation Areas and over 3000 listed buildings. It is also experiencing significant growth and we have a number of strategic sites coming forward for development including a new settlement of 10,000 homes within the emerging ‘Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.’

Our ambitious planning policies aim to maximise affordable housing delivery, secure sustainable, environmentally progressive development and deliver the highest quality built environment, whilst respecting, celebrating and protecting the District’s distinct rural character and unique heritage.

We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals who are keen to learn and share our aims and ambitions. Good customer skills, being able to communicate effectively (written and verbal) and efficient time management are essential skills for this role.

In return, we offer the opportunity to work on a varied and interesting portfolio of work, working as part of a fast-paced, friendly and experienced team that will support you to develop your skills and progress your career.

East Herts also offers a great working environment, flexible/home working options and many benefits.

Key Responsibilities

- Responsible for a varied caseload of planning and other related applications
- Provision of pre-application advice
- Provision of the Council’s duty officer service
- Ensuring that development of the highest quality is secured meeting policy and corporate objectives

The ideal candidate will have

- A degree in town and country planning, geography or an environmental-related subject
- Good communication skills with the ability to deliver planning information in a positive and proactive way
- The ability to assimilate, understand and articulate issues rapidly
- Excellent time management and the ability to meet deadlines
- Excellent written skills
- A valid, full driving licence

How to apply

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Karen Page - Service Manager.

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Closing date: 21 January 2022 at 5pm

Interviews will be held in February 2022

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.

If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview. We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.

EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, religious belief age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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