Head of Planning and Economic Development

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
£68,595 to £77,211
07 Aug 2018
17 Sep 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Hertsmere Borough Council is bringing forward an innovative growth programme delivered through a new Local Plan and working collectively with neighbouring authorities across south west Hertfordshire to produce a Joint Strategic Plan.  We are actively engaged with our public and private sector partners to deliver new growth opportunities within the Borough.  Hertsmere, with a growing population of over 100,000, is planning future growth within an 80% green belt environment. There are ambitious plans with the delivery of potential new garden villages and suburbs to meet our objective of 9000 new homes and new jobs by 2036.

You will take the lead role in delivering our New Local and Strategic Plans, Housing Zone and other place-focused growth and infrastructure strategies within Hertsmere and the wider strategic area.  You will work with private sector developers and public investors to deliver a mixed range of development opportunities set around a Green Belt environment.

We are seeking a highly motivated and determined individual to drive forward our Planning and Economic Development agenda and to help us to deliver our place shaping and economic ambitions for the borough.  You will be a forward thinking, inspiring and qualified Planning professional with excellent technical knowledge and display the credibility to work in a political environment. You will have the ability to lead, manage and develop services, working closely with elected Members, developers and partners to deliver our key priorities.

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke, Rosemeena Khankhara or Sue Wait our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email Eleanor.clarke@jobsgopublic.com or rosemeena.khankhara@jobsgopublic.com.

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Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire – we are 12 miles from Central London, in Zone 6 and within the M25 with excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible.  The full address is Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 17 September 2018