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Strategic Sites Team Leader

East Herts Council
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Grade 11 £51,201 - £57,238 including local weighting +£3500 Market Supplement*
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Strategic Sites Team Leader

Grade 11 £51,201 - £57,238 including local weighting +£3500 Market Supplement*

Full time, 37 hours per week, permanent. Blended working available. Hertford, Hertfordshire. Closing date 27th November 2023.

Do you have great leadership skills? Would you like to you grow, progress, and thrive in a forward thinking planning service?

We’re seeking a Strategic Site Team Leader to be a lynchpin of our planning activity and support over 100,000 residents of East Hertfordshire in the growth and advancement of our district.
If you’re an expert planning professional with team management experience, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our council’s Planning Service.

You’ll discover 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.

With an incredible amount of exciting planning projects and investment into local development, there has never been a more interesting time to join our planning department and in this highly engaging role, you will participate in our most interesting developments.

So, if you’ve been looking to step into a leadership role with a friendly team and an incredible benefits package to ensure you are well supported, this is the perfect position. We are committed to growing our own staff so there will be opportunities to develop your skills as a manager and leader over time.

*In line with their pay policy, EHC will review the application of the Market Forces Supplement annually, and if warranted, will make adjustments in liaison with affected staff.

The Role

As the Strategic Sites Team Leader, you will support the delivery of our Planning Service by managing the day-to-day operations of the Strategic Applications Team.

Specifically, you will oversee effective service delivery by ensuring your team accurately process major planning applications in line with relevant legislation, policies and national targets. 

Providing effective staff management, you will support training and development, oversee performance reviews, assist with recruitment and ensure the team remain motivated.

Additionally, you will:

- Ensure affordable housing is secured within agreements
- Provide stakeholders with clear information, reports and briefs
- Support the delivery of the public consultation process

About You

To be considered as a Strategic Site Team Leader, you will need:

- Experience of supporting or managing a team within a Development Management context
- Significant experience of processing and defending large scale planning decisions
- Experience of determining planning applications under delegated authority
- Experience of presenting applications to Development Management Committees
- Knowledge of administrative and legal procedures of planning control in Local Government
- At minimum a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
- Full membership of a relevant professional body such as Royal Town Planning Institute

Other organisations might call this role Planning Team Leader, Local Government Team Leader, Council Planning Team Manager, or Development Management Planning Team Leader.

How to apply

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Sara Saunders, Head of Planning & Building Control on 01992531656.

Closing date: 27th November at midnight.

Interviews will be held on: Week Commencing 4th December 2023.

So, if you can provide expert leadership as a Strategic Site Team Leader, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, valuing diversity and maintaining a firm commitment to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. We believe that creating inclusive environments leads to stronger collaboration and better outcomes in our work.





The District has Broxbourne to the south, Welwyn and Hatfield and Stevenage to the west and North Hertfordshire as its northern boundary. To the east, the district borders on the county of Essex.

The main centres of population are Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Buntingford. Between these main centres much of the area is open countryside, with rural communities of various sizes.

The vision of the Council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the Council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire.

For more information on the Council's vision and strategic objectives, please see our Vision & Corporate Priorities.

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