Deputy Planning Investigations Team Leader
Planning and Building Control
Salary package up to £39k per annum (inc. car scheme) plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
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. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 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 with a recently announced Enterprise Zone, it’s a great time to join us!
We are looking for someone who is business-focused with the drive and determination for improving our services. This will include being the lead for the management and implementation of legal or other proceedings in the public interest, where breaches of planning occur.
You will ensure the delivery of a high quality enforcement service, prioritising service needs to inform improvements, and ensuring that appropriate action is taken to remedy any breach as soon as reasonably practicable.
Educated to degree level, or equivalent, in Town Planning or similar, you will have experience of working at a senior officer level, either in Planning, Regulatory or Enforcement areas, along with management experience. Excellent communication skills, together with the ability to develop positive relations with stakeholders and proactively deal with, and resolve, any issues at an early stage, is also essential.
We offer a competitive package which includes up to 28 days annual leave, pension scheme, staff parking permit, RTPI professional fees reimbursement, development and training opportunities, flexible working options (including homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.
For an informal discussion, please contact Laurence Moore, Development Manager, on (01727) 819527.
For full details, visit our website www.stalbans.gov.uk or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number. This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.
Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 26 April 2017.
Interview date: w/c 8 May 2017.