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Spatial Planning and Design Team Leader

St Albans District Council
St Albans, Hertfordshire
£46,821 up to £50,845 pa (inc. of Market Supplement) + up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
Closing date
21 Feb 2022

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Spatial Planning and Design Team Leader

£46,821 up to £50,845 per annum (inc. of Market Supplement) + up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

Permanent, 37 hours per week

Location: Flexible working options

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 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 & Design Team and contribute to the delivery of a customer focussed 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 able to comply with statutory and corporate requirements and policy. 

Excellent negotiation skills and a flexible approach to work are essential to this post. 

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

  • Up to 29.5 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
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • Leisure and travel discounts

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

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

Closing date for applications: 21 February 2022.

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 7 March 2022.

For full details visit or email or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number.


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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