The Borough of Broxbourne is in south east Hertfordshire, just north of London and the M25, with a population of 96,000. It is an attractive place to live and work and is just 25 minutes from Liverpool Street and Stratford International stations by train. There is also good access to airports and the rest of the UK.
Planning Manager (Development)
Salary range: Competitive
Never has there been a more exciting time to join Broxbourne Borough Council’s planning team. We are a small authority with big ambitions. There are a number of major developments underway, including Brookfield Riverside, an out of town shopping centre with shops and leisure facilities, and also the new Sunset Studios Hollywood style film production complex. Do you want to lead our small, self-moitivated, friendly team comprising of Development Management, Planning Compliance and Planning Administration teams? If the answer is yes, then you will be a leader with a positive mindset, who leads by example and is able to motivate and enthuse those that work for and with you. If this is you, we want you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
This role requires a planner with excellent technical skills and knowledge. Most importantly we are seeking someone with excellent communication skills who will develop strong relationships with applicants and our partners to proactively enable development within the Borough. Excellent project and staff management abilities are essential. You will need to have strong analysis and problem-solving skills; the ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to difficulties; and above all, you must be able to demonstrate that you will make a positive difference to Broxbourne. If you feel this is the role for you, you should be a chartered member of the RTPI, ideally with previous experience managing a team.
The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in fluent English is essential in this post.
For discussion prior to application, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna on: PennaFamilySourcing@penna.com
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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 childcare, leisure and culture services.
Broxbourne Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.