Spatial Planning Officer
Planning & Building Control
Inclusive salary from £31,370 up to £35,123 per year
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 and charming villages. 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.
In this post, you will assist in the delivery of a Development Plan making service, to offer a seamless spatial planning service. This incorporates expertise from a range of professional disciplines and complies with statutory and corporate requirements and policy. The delivery of the Development Plan includes project identification and implementation.
Educated to degree or equivalent level, you must have membership of an appropriate professional body e.g. RTPI or equivalent experience, and evidence of continuous professional development.
Working knowledge of preparing spatial planning documents and taking these through the plan adoption process is essential. Knowledge and experience of partnership working and stakeholder management, including public consultation and engagement techniques, are also highly desirable. An Urban design or regeneration qualification; development viability, financial appraisal and project management skills are also highly desirable for this role.
We offer a competitive package which also includes up to 26 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, training and development opportunities, flexible working options (including homeworking), 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 John Hoad, Spatial Planning Team Leader, on 01727 819569.
Closing date for applications: 10am, Tuesday 29 August 2017.
Interviews are scheduled for w/c 4th September 2017.