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Senior Planner – Projects

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Council Offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE
£39,044 – £42,122 pro rata inclusive of outer fringe allowance
Closing date
12 Dec 2021
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18 hours per week (hours and days to be agreed)

Are you an experienced planner looking to manage a range of exciting projects? We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, experienced Senior Planning Officer to join our Planning Policy and Implementation team.

Welwyn Hatfield are dedicated to the continued improvement of the borough, both within the major town and the surrounding urban areas. This role will be key in achieving our vision, as we work together to keep Welwyn Hatfield a vibrant and prosperous place to live.

About the job

Reporting to the Planning Policy and Implementation Manager and Principal Planner, you’ll have the opportunity to project manage and assist in the implementation of developments within Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, both located in central Hertfordshire.

As the key member of the Welwyn Hatfield Policy Team, this position will be focused around working corporately across the organisation – assisting in the delivery of various corporate projects.

Crucial to your role will be the ability to deliver planning outcomes set out in the policies and guidance that you will have had a hand in shaping. You will also be entrusted with undertaking the formulation and review of policies in the Local Plan, as well as producing Supplementary Planning Documents, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan, and the preparation of planning briefs. You will also assist with the creation and delivery of funding bids, in partnership with key stakeholders.

About you

In order to succeed in this role, you’ll need to hold a degree or postgraduate qualifications in town planning or a relevant discipline. Experience in the delivery of regeneration or strategic sites and master-planning will also help you to thrive within this position.

It is essential that you have the ability to analyse and interpret complex information from different disciplines, as well as confidently understand policies, guidance and evidence from multiple sources in order to identify and justify an appropriate course of action.

In addition, you’ll have great communication skills, as you’ll need to be able to maintain relationships with stakeholders and junior staff members and effectively negotiate in council meetings.

About us

Welwyn Hatfield have a ‘One Team’ philosophy, so we’re looking for people that are happiest when they’re working as part of a team. We’ve built a workplace that’s based on respect and trust. It’s important to us that you have a genuine passion for your role within the organisation.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.

Closing date: 12 December 2021.
Assessment and interview date: 17 December 2021.

Welwyn Hatfield – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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