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Senior Town Centre Project Officer

£39,053- £45,605 per annum (pay award pending)
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About Us

North Hertfordshire is a large rural district with approximately 125,000 residents with four historic towns, Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth Garden City and many villages of varying scales, identity, and characteristics which all support the local town centres.

The Council has a clear vision: to make North Hertfordshire a district in which everyone who lives, works or visits is able to flourish. We put people first and deliver sustainable services, to enable a brighter future together.

Why work with us?

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment practices and in our employment policies. We want our employees to feel safe to express themselves and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of talents. We are dedicated to promoting a healthy work/life balance, valuing our employees, and enabling them to make a difference to the local community.

Our benefits include:

·         Flexible working options including flexi-time scheme and home-working

·         Continued professional development supported and professional subscriptions paid

·         Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (19.5% employer contribution)

·         Generous annual leave, including Christmas close-down period

·         Occupational sick pay

·         Free parking permit for office use

·         Discounts, including 50% off gym membership

Your Role

The Council has just adopted its new Local Plan and the Council’s Strategic Planning Team is growing; this is an exciting time for an experienced, creative, and enthusiastic professional to join our team to help develop our town centres.

As the Town Centre Senior Project Officer you will be working on the future of the district’s four town centres, with responsibility for scoping and preparing town centre strategies.  

You will have experience of developing strategy or policy at senior level; and have the skills to work with a range of partners and stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.

As well as helping to implement the town centre policies of the adopted Local Plan, you will assist in the next review of the Plan including commissioning studies and undertaking town centre health checks working within an evolving planning system.

Additionally you will:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of key areas of town centre policy, urban planning and/or regeneration.
  • Project manage the delivery of schemes across the four towns
  • Have experience of securing funding
  •  Have knowledge and understanding of the role partners like town BIDs can play in the success of a vibrant town centre
  • Be an experienced and qualified team player, with membership of (or eligibility for) a relevant professional body  
  • Have an understanding the opportunities and challenges faced by the type of town centres in North Hertfordshire.  

How to apply

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date. 

Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Louise Symes, Strategic Infrastructure & Projects Manger on 01462 474359 or Nigel Smith, Strategic Planning Manager on 01462 474847.

Guidance on completing the application form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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