Job Vacancy Details

Spatial Planning and Design Team Leader
St Albans City & District Council

REF: P1384
Salary: £44,391 to £48,271 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

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.

We are looking for a talented individual to assist in the management of the Spatial Planning Team and contribute to the delivery of a customer focused service. You will assist the Spatial Planning Manager to deliver a Development Plan making service which seeks to safeguard the natural and built heritage and promote environmental quality.  The delivery of the Development Plan includes project identification and implementation.

You will be an experienced senior spatial planner with management and/or experience of dealing with complex planning policy matters.  You will also be a Chartered member of the RTPI or full membership of PIA, with considerable experience, incorporating expertise from a range of professional disciplines and complies with statutory and corporate requirements and policy.

We are particularly interested in candidates who would be eligible to apply for an ancestry visa https://www.gov.uk/ancestry-visa/eligibility

Excellent negotiation skills and a flexible approach to work are essential to this post. This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check and is Politically Restricted.

We offer a competitive package which also includes up to 31 days annual leave (dependent on length of service), pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, access to parking, training and development opportunities, flexitime or flexible working options (e.g. nine-day fortnight, compressed hours, partial homeworking, school hours/term time working patterns), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits. This post is politically restricted and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Briggs, Spatial Planning Manager on (01727) 814600 or forward any queries via email to chris.briggs@stalbans.gov.uk. Full details are on the council website: here


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