Jobs in Planning

Jobs in the Broxbourne Planning team

With upcoming developments such as Brookfield Riverside, Brookfield Garden Village, the new Theobalds Business Park, town centre improvements in Waltham Cross and the highly-anticipated Sunset Studios for film, television and animation, Broxbourne is an exciting place to live and work, with the Council’s Planning team leading the way on these exciting projects.

Land to the west of Waltham Cross, close to M25 Junction 25 has been purchased by Blackstone Real Estate and Hudson Pacific Properties for a new centre for film, television and digital production. This development will be a significant investment for the area, creating over 4,500 permanent jobs and is expected to contribute more than £300million to the local economy annually.

The new Theobalds Business Park will provide high-quality premises suitable for a range of users, including offices, workshops and engineering facilities and will include a new Business Centre for small/medium enterprises and start-ups.

There are significant plans to regenerate Waltham Cross town centre which include modernising the look and feel of the town centre, provide better access for pedestrians and cyclists and make the use of the High Street much more flexible, as well as a number of development projects.  

Broxbourne Council is working collaboratively with Hertfordshire County Council and a development partner, Sovereign Peveril Brookfield Ltd, to deliver a £400million mixed-use scheme at Brookfield Riverside, and the adjacent Brookfield Garden Village, creating a new town centre for the Borough.

These developments are expected to create thousands of permanent new job roles, boosting the local economy and creating economic resilience for future generations.

The Council’s Planning team sits within the newly formed Place Directorate and will be instrumental in the delivery of these projects. The team has been redesigned and has increased its resource to ensure that the team is perfectly placed to deliver the Council’s ambitious aims.  We are recruiting for posts at all levels and there are clearly defined career paths for the right candidates.  If you want to work in a busy, challenging yet fulfilling environment at the heart of the Council, then this is the place for you.

Click on the job roles below to find out more.

Planning Manager (Development Management) - £59,841

An experienced Planner with Development Management experience is sought to lead the team.  The successful candidate will be innovative, enthusiastic and able to lead and work alongside others to deliver Broxbourne’s ambitious development plans.

Principal Planner (Development Management) - £44,848

An experienced Development Management Planner is sought to manage major projects within the Borough. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of delivering high quality developments and will hold the necessary skills to provide guidance and mentorship to junior officers within the team. 

Principal Planning Compliance Officer - £41,500

An experienced Planning Enforcer is sought to lead the Borough’s Planning Compliance Service. The successful candidate will have knowledge of Planning legislation and practical experience working within a regulatory service. The Officer will be responsible for managing the Planning Compliance team and ensuring that the high standards for development secured through planning applications are implemented on site. 

Planning Assistant (Development Management) - £27,389

An enthusiastic individual is sought to work within the Councils’ Development Management team, carrying their own caseload of smaller planning applications and providing assistance to Principal Planners on large-scale planning applications. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in Planning (or a related subject area) and willing to undertake further necessary qualifications to become eligible for full chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institution (RTPI). 

Planning Monitoring Officer - £26,705

The Council is seeking to expand the complement of its existing enforcement team with the addition of a Planning Monitoring Officer. The successful candidate will have strong communication and persuasive skills alongside an ability to read technical drawings.  Some previous experience working in a regulatory area is desirable. The Officer will be responsible for visiting development sites, tracking progress and ensuring that developments are built in accordance with approved plans and in adherence to any conditions imposed by the Council. 

Section 106 Monitoring Officer - £22,571

The Council secures significant contributions from developments to deliver necessary infrastructure and community facilities to meet increased demand for services and to mitigate any negative impacts. Over the last two years, the Council has negotiated over £70 million in Section 106 contributions.  An organised individual is sought to monitor the collection and expenditure of Section 106 funds. The successful candidate will have an ability to review legal documents, liaise with a variety of internal/external colleagues to manage expenditure, and keep the Council’s monitoring software, Exacom, updated. 

Trainee Planner x2 - £22,571

The Council is seeking to appoint two ambitious and enthusiastic trainees into the Planning service. The successful candidates will be educated to A-Level (or equivalent) and be eligible to enrol onto an Apprenticeship accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The Trainee Planners will work across all areas of Planning (Development Management, Planning Policy, Administration and Enforcement) managing their own caseload of work and providing assistance to senior officers.