Planning Officer

St Albans, Hertfordshire
£29,514 up to £32,980 per year (inc. market supplement) + car allowance and up to 18.5% employer pen
10 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

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 a Planner working at one of the busiest Planning Authorities in the country, with plans to redevelop the city centre, it’s an exciting time to join us. We have a variety of interesting planning challenges, including several conservation areas across the District. If you have the potential, we can offer you the opportunities to develop your career and make decisions that affect how people live in a positive way.

You will provide professional advice and guidance on all aspects of our service to users to meet statutory and service requirements. You will also lead on the consideration and negotiation of planning applications and provide a decision recommendation on each application within statutory time limits.

Ideally, you will be a member of the RTPI, or be working towards being so, and hold a Town Planning qualification. Working knowledge of the development management process and how these can be applied in practise would be an advantage.

An excellent communicator, you will have an aptitude for using development management software.  A commitment to excellent customer services, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work to very strict deadlines are essential qualities for this post.

We offer a competitive package which also includes learning and development opportunities, essential user car allowance, flexitime or flexible working options (e.g. nine-day fortnight, compressed hours, partial homeworking), up to 26 days annual leave, reimbursement of professional fees, pension scheme and leisure and travel discounts.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sarah Ashton, Development Manager on (01727) 814634. 

More details are available on our website:

Closing date: 3 November 2019

Interviews are scheduled for:  14 and 15 November 2019.

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