Planning Policy Team Leader

Hertford, Hertfordshire
£51201 - £57238 per annum
Built environment
Rashani Johnson
  • Rashani Johnson
  • Principal Delivery Consultant

Job Title: Planning Policy Team Leader

Salary: £51,201 – £57,238 (including local weighting) + £3,500 Market Supplement

Working Arrangements: Full time – Requirement to be in the office 2- 3 days per week.

Location: Hertford


Panoramic Associates are working on an exclusive basis to support East Herts District Council in the appointment of an experienced Planning Policy Team Leader to join the team.

East Herts District Council is the ninth busiest planning team in the country, where you’ll encounter a stimulating and diverse workload that delves into a wide array of policy challenges and issues.

The role is more than a job; it is an opportunity to leave your mark on the landscape of East Herts. With a fresh era of political leadership and an imminent review of our District Plan, you’ll have a chance to shape our future right from the start.

We are currently seeking a committed policy planner to work on the creation of the framework that guides development decisions in the district.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and manage a team of planning policy officers, providing guidance, support, and direction to ensure the successful delivery of projects.
  • Develop and implement planning policies and strategies that promote sustainable development, economic growth, and social inclusion.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of planning policies, making recommendations for improvements based on data analysis and feedback.
  • Engage with stakeholders, including residents, businesses, community groups, and other government agencies.
  • Represent the local authority at meetings, conferences, and public events, advocating for our planning priorities and building positive relationships with external partners.

Person Specification:

  • Graduate and/or post graduate degree in Planning, or other demonstrably relevant degree.
  • Full membership of or demonstrable eligibility for full membership of a recognised professional body related to the work of the team, such as the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Ability to demonstrate full knowledge of planning policy and strategy.
  • Previous experience managing and supporting a team or junior members of staff.
  • Hold a current full driving licence and agree to be insured for driving for work purposes. Officers will be expected to visit and inspect land and development sites and other locations.
  • Previous experience working within a local authority setting.


Next Steps:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional individual with the drive and talent for delivering planning policy projects. If you would like to be considered or know more, please apply with a relevant CV and we will give you a confidential call.

Please note all applications will be only formally considered/submitted post telephone conversation with one of our retained consultants.

Discover more in our Planning Policy Team Leader Candidate Pack.

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