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Join our growing team of first-class planners

Who we are

At East Herts Council, we are committed to shaping a district where everyone can thrive.

We’re fortunate to be surrounded by lively town centres, breathtaking rural landscapes, and areas of rich historical heritage. There are:

  • 42 Conservation Areas
  • 550 Areas of Archaeological Significance
  • 16 Registered Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest
  • Over 3,000 Listed Buildings.

We also benefit from excellent transport links and a location easily commutable from London and Cambridge, making East Herts the ideal place to start or further your career.

Our Planning Service

We are leading the way for growth accross the county

We are ambitious, dedicated, and forward-thinking. We provide a customer-focused planning service designed to facilitate growth in a way that protects and promotes all that is valued by our communities.

Our Planning Projects: Present & Future

We have many exciting planning projects underway – and many more in the pipeline. Every day, we work on a wide variety of major applications, from urban regeneration schemes to rural proposals. As the ninth busiest district council planning service in England, you’ll find there’s always something new and stimulating to be working on.

This includes overseeing the delivery of 18 strategic sites allocated in our Local Plan. While these sites range in size and complexity, they offer a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with partners on placemaking projects.

We are also at the forefront of planning and delivering one of the largest development proposals currently underway in the country – a new community of 10,000 homes at Gilston, part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town. This project and many others open up significant opportunities to influence the masterplan and planning of large and exciting long-term developments.

Why you’ll want to join our team

Your future is important to us. We’ve created new opportunities to learn and develop skills, both within the council and working with other authorities across Hertfordshire. This includes countywide CPD events, mentoring, and career progression schemes, giving you every opportunity to grow and develop your career.

We recognise that our planners are fundamental to good placemaking. That is why we’ve created a new-look team with ample opportunities for career progression. It is also why we strive to create a collaborative team environment where everyone’s contribution is valued and supported.

Joining the planning team at East Herts Council, you’ll have access to a whole host of excellent benefits, including:

  • A professional environment where your career path matters and your development is supported by the organisation
  • A stimulating and supportive work environment
  • Flexible working arrangements, including flexitime
  • Up to 50% working from home for eligible posts
  • Employee wellbeing programme
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • 25 - 28 days’ annual leave, rising to 33 days with five years of local government service
  • A range of discounts including high street retailers and local leisure centres

Additionally, as part of our Green Travel agenda, we actively encourage employees to explore more economical and eco-friendly means of travel into work and support this through several initiatives.

If working with us sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, we want to hear from you!

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