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Principal Major Developments Officer – P01397

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Up to £45,021 inclusive of outer fringe allowance
Council Offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6AE
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
21/10/2019 at 23:55 PM

Principal Major Developments Officer

Salary up to £45,021 inclusive of outer fringe allowance
37 hours per week

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council are committed to becoming the best planning authority in Hertfordshire. To achieve this, we’re seeking driven and ambitious planners, who really want to leave their mark on the garden city.  As part of this vision, we have a great opportunity for a talented Principal Major Developments Officer. 

As a key member of our major development team, you’ll enjoy a varied, dynamic case load with a chance to work on both rural and urban projects. Our new Local Plan is currently in examination and aims to deliver major growth across the borough. You’ll play a vital role in this, with the opportunity to contribute to major planning applications that really shape Welwyn Hatfield. We’ll therefore expect you to have strong development management experience, a methodical style of working and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

We’ll also look to you to manage and mentor our team of planning officers and support them in a wide range of planning applications. Experience in staff management and project management will really help you with this, as will your commitment to delivering high quality developments.

As our Principal Major Developments Officer, you’ll join a forward-thinking council that puts their customers first. We know that in order to provide the best for our residents and visitors, we need to do the same for our people. We have set out to make our workplaces vibrant and happy places to be, places where our people feel safe, content and valued. From a generous annual leave entitlement, to flexible working and opportunities to buy and sell leave, our benefits package provides a great work life balance.

If you are interested in working in a high-performance authority and helping to shape our New Town and Garden City environments, we want to hear from you.

For further information about this role, please contact Sarah Smith on 01707 357512.

Closing date for applications is 21 October 2019.

Assessment and interviews will be held on 7 November 2019.


Equal Opportunities

Welwyn Hatfield – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link below.

Please read the job description and person specification fully before applying for this vacancy.

It is essential you refer to the person specification when completing your application, particularly the role specific questions section. You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification 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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