Principal Infrastructure Officer

Posted 15 December 2023
Salary £50 per hour
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration6 Months
Discipline Town Planning
Contact NameCameron DeWit

Job description

Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Hertfordshire in the search for a Principal CIL Officer to join their Town Planning Policy team on an initial 6-month contract.
The purpose of the role is to lead the Development Contributions and Infrastructure Team within the Planning Policy & Economy Service, ensuring strong and effective resource management and high quality customer service alongside the implementation, administration and delivery of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), developer contributions (S106) and infrastructure for the Council.
Key Responsibilities:
·Manage the Developer Contributions and Infrastructure team and to be jointly responsible with the other Team Leaders and the Planning Policy, Infrastructure and Place Manager for the delivery of the service.
·Deputise for the Planning Policy Infrastructure and Place Manager as required, including attending management team meetings.
·Implement the Councils Community Infrastructure Levy and policies towards developer contributions and to contribute to the development of effective policies and procedures
·Identify the implications of government policy and new legislation, co-ordinate responses to consultation documents and ensure compliance with statutory regulations.
·Monitor performance to ensure that targets and overall programmes are met.
·Manage the Development Team process with prospective developers including negotiation, agreement (in association with others), and monitoring of planning obligation agreements and to liaise with senior officers in other corporate service areas in order to identify and secure the provision of appropriate infrastructure, projects and services in the District and to ensure that the planning service performance targets are achieved.
·In liaison with the Planning & Economy Support Manager, to oversee the Developer Contributions Database, the CIL Database and other records and systems to ensure the proper organisation and presentation of material relating to all developer contributions and CIL receipts, and reports for other Services, Senior Managers, Parish Councils, Members and the Capital Strategy Group.
·Oversee the invoicing and monitoring of developer contributions in order to ensure that agreed contributions are allocated to appropriate projects within the Councils corporate scheme for planning obligations in order to meet agreed timescales
·Ensure that the CIL charge collected is correctly allocated to parish and town councils and to identify projects in accordance with corporate programmes and local infrastructure need.
·Attend internal and external meetings and to give advice on developer contributions and CIL, including committees, sub-committees and advisory groups of the Council
To apply for this role, it is essential that you have worked in a similar position whilst at a local authority planning department. It would be beneficial to hold a Post-graduate degree in planning, regeneration or a related discipline, and have the eligibility for membership of RTPI.
The council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running and are offering flexible working arrangements with the possibility of fully remote working.

Carrington West Pay Rate - Up to £50per/hour (Negotiable depending on experience)
Job Ref - 47743

Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

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