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Senior Planning Officer

St Albans District Council
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Up to £40k per annum plus benefits
Closing date
17 Jan 2019
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Planning & Building Control

Inclusive salary up to £40k per year (inc. of market supplement and car allowance)

Plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

Ref: P1436

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.

As one of the busiest Planning Authorities in the country, and with a new draft Strategic Plan identifying major development in the Green Belt and a recently announced Enterprise Zone, it’s an exciting time to join us!

As our planning team continues to flourish, we are keen to strengthen our team with the addition of experienced Chartered Planners. You will join our team and contribute to the delivery of professional advice, expertise and evaluation on all aspects of the development management work to customers to meet statutory and service requirements.

You will lead on the consideration and negotiation of complex planning applications to facilitate the implementation of the Local Plan, and provide professional expertise at Committees, Planning Appeals and Enforcement cases as needed.

With considerable experience in the field, and Chartered membership of the RTPI, you will work on a range of planning cases involving Conservation Areas, Listed Building and large developments. Excellent negotiation skills and a flexible approach to work are essential to this post.

The post is Politically Restricted and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

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, please contact Linda Middleton, Transformation Manager, on (01727) 819401. 

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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