Job Vacancy Details

Senior Planning Officer
St Albans City & District Council

REF: P1436
Salary: £36,338 to £40,243 per year (inc. of market supplement + car allowance) up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2020
Interviews: Mid-February – overseas candidates can be interviewed via Skype

Are you ambitious and keen for progression?

Do you want a variety of cases including working in a Major Project Team with exposure to large strategic projects?

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas.  Set within Green Belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre, market town and charming villages.  Our offices are in the city centre near to the Thameslink station (London St Pancras 20 minutes and Luton Parkway 11 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

As one of the busiest Planning Authorities in the country, and with a new draft Strategic Plan identifying major development in the Green Belt and an Enterprise Zone, it’s an exciting time to join us!

As our planning team continues to flourish, we are keen to strengthen our team with the addition of experienced Chartered Planners, including those working overseas. We are particularly interested in candidates who would be eligible to apply for an ancestry visa https://www.gov.uk/ancestry-visa/eligibility.  You will join our team and contribute to the delivery of professional advice, expertise and evaluation on all aspects of the development management work to customers to meet statutory and service requirements.

You will lead on the consideration and negotiation of complex planning applications to facilitate the implementation of the Local Plan, and provide professional expertise at Committees, Planning Appeals and Enforcement cases as needed.

With considerable experience in the field and Chartered membership of the RTPI or full membership of PIA, you will work on a range of planning cases involving Conservation Areas, Listed Building and large developments. Excellent negotiation skills and a flexible approach to work are essential to this post.

The post is Politically Restricted and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

We offer a competitive package which also includes learning and development opportunities, essential user car allowance, flexitime or flexible working options (e.g. nine-day fortnight, compressed hours, partial homeworking, school hours/term time working patterns), up to 31 days annual leave (dependent on length of service), reimbursement of professional fees, pension scheme and leisure and travel discounts.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Ashton, Development Manager on 01727 814634 or forward any queries via email to sarah.ashton@stalbans.gov.uk. Full details are on the council website: here


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