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Deputy Team Leader for Spatial Planning and Design

Employer
St Albans District Council
Location
Flexible
Salary
Inclusive salary range from £40,208 up to £44,207
Closing date
20 Jun 2022
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Job Details

Inclusive salary range from £40,208 up to £44,207 annual salary + £3,500 Market Supplement + up to 18.5% employer pension contribution

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Location: Flexible

St Albans City and District Council’s Spatial Planning & Design Team is growing significantly, supported by new additional funding from the Council. The team is expanding from 5 to 8 Policy specialists to help us drive forward the Local Plan and cement cross-boundary relations with adjoining Councils. With advice, support and financial investment from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities and Homes England in our cross-boundary working on the South West Herts Joint Strategic Plan and potential major growth at Hemel Garden Communities, now is an excellent time for positive, enthusiastic and forward thinking candidates to join the team.

We are looking for a talented individual to deputise in the management of the Spatial Planning Team and contribute to the delivery of a customer focused service. You will assist the Team Leader in the work of supporting the delivery of a Development Plan making service which seeks to protect 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.

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 to support career development 
  • 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.

For full details visit https://stalbanscityanddistrictcouncil.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/507  or email recruitment@stalbans.gov.uk or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 20 June 2022.

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 27 June 2022.

Company

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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