Head of Planning

Welwyn, Hertfordshire
£62,538 to £74,164
14 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

The borough of Welwyn Hatfield offers a wide range of planning opportunities; within our boundary lies the world’s second Garden City, a popular new town, two universities, beautiful greenbelt countryside and nationally important Grade I listed buildings and parks, giving planning a prominent profile.

As Head of Planning, you will be playing a vital role in the council’s major development schemes and will represent the council in a number of growth and regeneration and business partnerships, supporting local priorities and regeneration aspirations at a strategic level.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly capable and experienced planner. You will be building on our success to date, leading and transforming our planning service as part of the council’s ambitious modernisation agenda.

The successful candidate will also lead the council’s climate change and economic development strategies, both vital parts of the pandemic recovery plan. Additionally, as a member of our senior management team, this role includes the opportunity to work across the council on a diverse range of transformation and other corporate projects.

We are focused on delivering an excellent service to our residents and community. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our team – for further information please visit our website www.welhat.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is 7 February 2021.

Assessments will be held w/c 8 February and interviews will be held w/c 18 and 19 February 2021.