Planning Officer – Minerals and Waste Policy
County Hall, Hertford
Starting Salary £23,866 pa progressing to £33,136 pa
37 hours per week, Permanent (Flexible working arrangements available)
This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the Mineral and Waste Planning Team within the Environment & Infrastructure Department of Hertfordshire County Council. The remit of the department is growing to meet the challenges that the County faces as the economy picks up and the population expands.
Working within the Minerals and Waste Planning Team (as part of the Spatial Planning Unit) the successful post holder will be expected to work on high profile projects relating to Minerals and Waste planning, including the development of the Local Plans.
There may also be opportunities to the work on exceptionally varied projects across a number of areas including; working with the District and Borough Councils, Strategic Rail, Planning Enforcement and Strategic Planning.
The way in which the Unit works and operates within and beyond the organisation means that candidates will need to be experienced team players with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to prioritise a busy workload to deliver and manage a range of major and varied projects. The profile and sensitivity of the work of the unit will also mean that you will be politically astute and have experience of day-to-day informal and formal involvement with politicians. Much of our work is undertaken with partners and communities, so you will have experience in working in multi-organisation environments and with the general public.
Hertfordshire is the county of opportunity and this position will offer you a programme of work in which skills, experience and achievement are rewarded by progression through the performance monitoring nd career progression schemes.
Employees have access to a great range of benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, Local Government Pension scheme and access to Herts Rewards, offering a variety of discounts and wellbeing options.
Hertfordshire County Council welcomes applications regardless of race, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender reassignment, marital status, civil partnership status or pregnancy.
For an informal chat about the posts please contact Julie Greaves on 01995 556227.
Closing Date: 11 November
Interview Date: 28 – 30 November