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Planning/Senior Planning Officer – Policy

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
£28,154 - £42,860 per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2022
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Salary: £28,154 - £42,860 per annum inclusive of outer fringe allowance per annum (Career Grade role)

Contract: Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

Location: Council Offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is seeking visionary and ambitious planners, who really want to reinterpret the ideals of the Garden City.  As part of this vision for the future, we have a great opportunity for a Planning Policy Officer.

As a place to live and work, Welwyn Hatfield has lots to offer. In this career graded role, we are encouraging a range of planning professionals at all levels, whether new to planning or with significant experience to consider joining our team.

As a key member of the Planning Policy Team, you’ll help to deliver the policies and allocations in the Plan and develop further guidance to ensure our goals are delivered. This is an exciting opportunity to immediately immerse yourself in complex and varied work, using your planning knowledge to really make a difference. We’re looking for someone with an enthusiasm for developing planning policy and a degree in planning or a related subject. You’ll also be at ease liaising with members of the public and be able to provide clear, comprehensive advice. Strong written and verbal communication skills are therefore essential. If you are currently considering your future career options in planning, this career graded role could be a great place for you to start.

About You

As a minimum requirement, you must already hold a planning degree or a degree in a relevant subject with experience of working in planning.

About Us

We can offer a competitive salary along with a range of flexible working options. As we move to a more hybrid working arrangement, we can give you the flexibility to work in a way that is suitable for you and meets the needs of our residents.

If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact Sue Tiley on 01707 357268.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential in this post.

The deadline for applications is 6 June 2022.

Assessments and interviews will be held on 16 June 2022.

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