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Spatial Planning and Design Team Leader

St Albans District Council
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Up to £43k per annum plus benefits
Closing date
17 Jan 2019
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Planning & Building Control

Inclusive salary up to £43k per year 

Plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

Ref: P1384

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, market town and charming villages.  Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the Thameslink station (London St Pancras 20 minutes and Luton Parkway 11 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

We are looking for a talented individual to assist in the management of the Spatial Planning Team and contribute to the delivery of a customer focused service. You will assist the Spatial Planning Manager to deliver a Development Plan making service which seeks to safeguard the natural and built heritage and promote environmental quality. The delivery of the Development Plan includes project identification and implementation.

You will be an experienced senior spatial planner with management and/or experience of dealing with complex planning policy matters.  You will also be a Chartered member of the RTPI with considerable experience, incorporating expertise from a range of professional disciplines and complies with statutory and corporate requirements and policy. Excellent negotiation skills and a flexible approach to work are essential to this post. This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check and is Politically Restricted.

We offer a competitive package which includes Essential user car allowance, flexitime or flexible working e.g. compressed hours, partial homeworking, learning and development opportunities, up to 31 days annual leave (dependent on length of service), reimbursement of professional fees, leisure and travel discounts.

For an informal discussion, contact Chris Briggs, Spatial Planning Manager (01727) 814600. 

For full details and to apply, please visit our website at

Closing date: 17 January 2019

Interviews are scheduled for:  25 January 2019


St Albans City and District is an historic area incorporating the cathedral city of St Albans, a largely residential town of Harpenden and several attractive villages set in a predominantly agricultural landscape covering an area of 63 square miles, with a population of approximately 129,000. With a variety of leisure facilities, plenty of green spaces and easy access to London and the M25, it is a great place to live and work.

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