Planning and Building Control
Salary package up to £34k (inc. market supplement and car scheme) plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
Part-time and full-time opportunities, we can offer a range of working patterns including flexible working options
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 vibrant city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. Our City is surrounded by attractive countryside and metropolitan green belt. 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 and a recently announced Enterprise Zone, we have a variety of interesting planning challenges. It’s an exciting time to join us!
As a Planner working at one of the leading planning authorities in England dealing with a wide range of planning issues, you'll have the potential to develop your career and make decisions that affect how people live in a positive way. You will provide professional advice, guidance, interpretation and evaluation on all aspects of Development Management to service users to meet statutory and service requirements. You will also lead on the consideration and negotiation of planning applications and provide a decision recommendation on each application within statutory time limits, to continue to make St Albans an attractive place to live, work and visit for our residents, businesses and tourists.
You will ideally be a member of the RTPI, or be working towards being so, and hold a town planning qualification. Knowledge of the development management process, relevant regulations and policy guidance is essential, and knowledge of conservation area, listed building and advertisement regulations and how these can be applied in practise would be an advantage.
An excellent communicator, you will also be IT literate with an aptitude for using development management software. A commitment to excellent customer services, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work to very strict deadlines are essential qualities for these roles.
We offer a competitive package which includes up to 24 days annual leave, pension scheme, RTPI 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 at 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: 10am on 29 August 2017.
Interviews will be scheduled for: w/c 11 September 2017.