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Spatial Planning Officer

St Albans City & District Council
Inclusive salary range from £35,973 up to £40,208 annual salary
Closing date
3 May 2022

Job Details

Spatial Planning Officer 

Inclusive Salary range from £40,208 Up To £44,207 annual salary + £3,500 Market Supplement + up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Location: Flexible 

St Albans City and District Council’s Spatial Planning & Design Team is growing significantly, supported by new additional funding from the Council. The team is expanding from 5 to 8 Policy specialists to help us drive forward the Local Plan and cement cross-boundary relations with adjoining Councils. With advice, support and financial investment from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities and Homes England in our cross-boundary working on the South West Herts Joint Strategic Plan and potential major growth at Hemel Garden Communities, now is an excellent time for positive, enthusiastic and forward thinking candidates to join the team.

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 highly desirable. An urban design or regeneration qualification; development viability, financial appraisal and project management skills are also highly desirable for this role.

In addition to working within a great team and a comprehensive salary you will have access to:

  • Up to 27.5 days annual leave + bank holidays 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with current employer contribution up to 18.5% employer contributions 
  • Flexible working options (e.g. hybrid and flexitime)
  • Staff Parking Permit
  • Reimbursement of professional fees
  • Comprehensive management development and training to support career development
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • Leisure and travel discounts

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Briggs, Spatial Planning Manager, on 01727 814600.

For full details visit or email or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the job title.

Closing date for applications: 9am on 3rd May 2022.

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 9 May 2022.


St Albans City & District Council is a go-ahead council with strong leadership. Our approach is firmly positive and entrepreneurial and we have a firm commitment to planning for the future. We have one of the busiest planning departments in the country and an extensive range of development activity.

Located just 20 minutes by train from London and close to all major transport links, St Albans has an interesting and ancient history, together with plenty of parks, woodlands and attractive countryside. It also has some fabulous shops and restaurants. Most important of all, it has a fantastic future ahead of it.

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