Graduate Planning Officer
Planning & Building Control
Salary package up to £27k per annum (inc. car allowance) 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. 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.
As a Graduate Planner working at one of the leading planning authorities in England, you'll have the potential to further develop your professional skills and build a varied career within the Planning arena. With a new draft Strategic Plan and a recently announced Enterprise Zone, we have a variety of interesting planning challenges, it’s an exciting time to join us!
You will be a student and/or licentiate member of the RTPI and be working towards a qualification in Town Planning. Knowledge of the development management process, including relevant regulations and policy guidance, together with some knowledge of conservation area, listed building and advertisement regulations and how these can be applied to the determination of planning applications, is essential for this post.
An excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills you must be computer literate with knowledge of MS Office Suite, and have an aptitude for using development management software. A commitment to excellent customer services, a flexible approach to work together with the ability to work to very strict deadlines, is essential for this role.
We offer a competitive package which also includes 24 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, training and development opportunities, flexitime, flexible working options (e.g. homeworking and compressed hours), leisure and travel discounts and other benefits.
For full details visit our website at www.stalbans.gov.uk or telephone 01727 819251.
Closing date: 10am Tuesday 29 August 2017.
Interviews are scheduled for: w/c 4 September 2017.