Assistant Development Management Planning Officer (Planning & Building Control)

Location
Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Salary
£23,004 up to £25,453 per annum inclusive
Posted
24 Dec 2013
Closes
20 Jan 2014
Ref
PBC050
Function
Officer, Planner
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

In this role, 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 lead on the consideration and negotiation of planning applications and provide a decision recommendation on each application within statutory time limits to facilitate the implementation of the Local Plan.

You must be working towards, or in possession of a qualification in Town Planning, or equivalent, and will be a student and/or licentiate member of the RTPI. Knowledge of the development management process, including relevant regulations and policy guidance together with 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 will also be computer literate with knowledge of MS Office Suite together with an aptitude for using development management IT software.  A commitment to excellent customer services and a flexible approach to work, together with the ability to work to very strict deadlines, are essential qualities for this role.

Benefits include generous leave, pension scheme, homeworking/flexible working (where applicable) and other benefits that are available to staff.  Post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For full details visit www.stalbans.gov.uk or email personnel@stalbans.gov.uk or telephone 01727 819251 stating your details and the post reference number PBC050.

Closing date: Monday 20 January 2014.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.