Help us shape our places and your career.
We are looking for a Planning Enforcement Assistant who has the drive and ambition to help us deliver an excellent service, alongside a true desire to shape and improve the borough. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our vibrant team please get in touch.
Hertsmere lies within southern Hertfordshire bordering the northern edge of Greater London. We have a unique combination of economic opportunities alongside a diverse townscape, villages and extensive areas of green belt land, meaning the borough provides an exciting opportunity to experience every aspect of the planning system. The Council Offices are situated in Borehamwood within Zone 6 and with a direct rail link into London Kings Cross St. Pancras. The area is an internationally renowned centre for film and television production, home to BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios (a council owned asset) with the brand new Sky Studios scheduled to open in the Spring.
We’re working to provide a Joint Strategic Plan for the region whilst striving to deliver high performing and quality focused Development Management (DM) and Planning Enforcement services which meet the needs of existing and future residents.
This is a newly created role within our Planning Enforcement team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the planning and development management process and gain experience in dealing with planning complaints and matters of planning enforcement. This will include the opportunity to be involved with appeals.
We are looking for an officer with good time management and organisational skills, combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer care. The successful candidate will also have the ability to read plans and drawings and prepare and present information effectively in writing and orally. The successful candidate will also need to be able to adjust to competing demands and define priorities, working in an efficient and accurate manner and should be well-versed in utilising a range of computer packages.
On the job support and training will be provided inclusive of the potential to attend agreed individual training sessions/courses.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week).
Benefits include 26 – 31 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service) plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including the opportunity to take up to 2 days flexi leave per month), free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme and season ticket loans. The Council operates a hybrid working system where employees may work up to two days per week from home.
For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Mr Bright Owusu, Enforcement and Appeals Team Leader on 020 8207 2277
Please follow the link below to apply online.
Closing date: Monday 25th September 2023, 10am