Principal Development Management Officer
£43,158 - £46,260 per annum inclusive of outer fringe allowance
37 hours per week
At Welwyn Hatfield we’re steeped in planning heritage but we’re not standing still.
Welwyn Garden City was established one hundred years ago and embodies the visionary principles of pioneering urban planner Ebenezer Howard whilst Hatfield is a post-war new town designated under the 1946 New Towns Act.
Now is a great time to join our planning team. With a new Head of Planning, a new local plan on the cusp of adoption and major regeneration already under way in our town centers we are looking forward to an exciting future.
We offer a range of benefits from agile working arrangements to generous annual leave entitlements and we are currently consulting our staff on future working arrangements to ensure we get the right balance of office and home working going forward.
Our offices are located within a beautiful, historic Garden City, brimming with culture and opportunity. This sought-after location is a popular place to live, raise a family and work. If you are interested in working in a high performance authority that at the same time values and delivers high quality development while seeking to enhance our New Town and Garden City environments, we want to hear from you.
We are looking to recruit a Principal Development Management Officer with significant Development Management experience to lead a small team of officers in a busy DM Service. You will be a highly motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills who is able to work under pressure. Along with front line customer service experience, you will need excellent IT skills and flexibility to support the service. You will also need a full driving licence and access to a car.
In return we can offer you an exciting range of work covering both urban and rural development proposals and the chance to develop your career in a dynamic team. This role would suit an experienced DM planner with excellent people skills looking to take a step up into a managerial role.
Closing date is 22nd August 2021.
Assessments will be held on 25th August 2021.
Interviews will be held on 27th August 2021.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link below. Please read the Role Profile fully before applying for this vacancy. It is essential you refer to the Role Profile when completing your application, particularly the application questions section. You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria set out in the Role Profile and give examples to support your statements. If you do not demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role your application will be unsuccessful.
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