Principal Planning Officer (Policy) / Senior Planning Officer (Policy)

  • Employer: Borough of Broxbourne
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • Location: Bishops' College, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working pattern:Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • DBS check: No
  • Closing date: 09/08/2020 at 23:55
  • Reference: 1G046P

Principal Planning Officer (Policy) – Salary range £42,077 - £44,155 p.a. (Ref: 1G046P)

Senior Planning Officer (Policy) – Salary range £36,036 - £37,825 p.a. (Ref: 1G046S)

The successful applicant will take a lead role in the implementation of the Borough’s new Local Plan, in particular leading on infrastructure planning and establishing a way forward for the community infrastructure levy. Responsibilities will also include preparation of individual plans, strategies, action plans, planning briefs and areas of evidence as well as deputising for the Planning Policy Manager.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to represent the Council and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, will be able to draft reports and explain a range of complex planning policy matters, and will mentor and manage more junior members of the team. Suitable planning qualifications as well as familiarity with the National Planning Policy Framework are essential. A full driving license is essential.

An appointment will be made at either Principal or Senior Planning Officer level depending on applicants’ skills and experience. NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in fluent English is essential in this post.

We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, a full training and development programme, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free membership to the Council’s local leisure centres, which includes free access to gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes, racket sport sessions, a health suite and a range of generous discounts across other leisure and culture services.

Broxbourne Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Details and application forms for all job vacancies are listed on the Council’s website.

Application forms must be submitted online by Thursday 9 August 2020 quoting the relevant reference.

Borough Offices, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9XQ.

Telephone: 01992 785509, Email:





How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed