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Planning Officer

Hertfordshire County Council
Hertford, Hertfordshire
£25,481 to £34,728pa (plus £2,000 market supplement)
Closing date
30 Sep 2021

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Job Duties:

This is an opportunity to be part of a busy Planning Policy team within the Environment and Infrastructure Department of the County Council. You will be responsible for working on a wide variety of projects that will help to deliver the Council’s Minerals and Waste Local Plans and other statutory local development documents.

About you:

You might already be working as a Minerals and Waste Planner, or you might be a Town Planner who’s looking for a change, bringing your skills and knowledge to the world of Minerals and Waste. If you understand the plan-making process, have drive and enthusiasm, are able to work on discrete projects to tight deadlines, and have a desire to learn and adapt to change, then please get in touch.



You will primarily be working on the production of the Minerals and Waste Local Plans, along with associated evidence base documents and other statutory local development documents. You will also be liaising with District and Borough Councils, neighbouring Minerals and Waste Planning Authorities and other relevant stakeholders on strategic matters relating to minerals and waste management development.


What you’ll bring:

  • A Degree, Post Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree in a related subject (e.g. Town Planning, Geography or Environmental Science) or equivalent relevant experience (minimum 2 years)
  • A collaborative approach to working jointly with colleagues, other teams and wider organisations
  • An ability to confidently and independently represent the Minerals and Waste Planning Authority at internal and external meetings and other fora
  • Experience of report writing and managing and delivering projects efficiently, on time and in a highly organised manner
  • Experience of using relevant IT systems such as MS Office / Office 365 and GIS
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work on discrete projects with minimal guidance
  • A keen interest in problem solving and thinking outside the box

Closing Date: 30th September 2021
Interview Date: 18th October 2021

For an informal discussion and more information please contact Chris Stanek on 01992 658398 or email

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