Spatial Planning Officer

St Albans, Hertfordshire
from £31,370 up to £35,123 per annum
06 Apr 2018
08 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Planning & Building Control

Inclusive salary from £31,370 up to £35,123 per annum plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

Ref: P1398

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 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, 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 includes up to 26 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, training and development opportunities, staff parking permit, flexible working options (including homeworking, term time, compressed hours, etc.), 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.

For full details and to apply, visit or email

Closing date: 4pm, Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Interview date: week commencing 14 May 2018.

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