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Spatial Planning Officer

St Albans District Council
Inclusive salary range from £35,973 up to £40,208
Closing date
20 Jun 2022

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Inclusive salary range from £35,973 up to £40,208 annual salary +£2,500 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.

You will assist in the delivery of a Development Plan making service to offer a seamless spatial planning service.  This incorporates expertise from a range of professional disciplines and complies with statutory and corporate requirements and policy. The delivery of the Development Plan includes project identification and implementation.

Educated to degree or equivalent level, you must have membership of appropriate professional body, e.g. RTPI or equivalent experience and evidence of continuous professional development.

Working knowledge of preparing spatial planning documents and taking these through the plan adoption process is essential. Knowledge and experience of partnership working, stakeholder management, including public consultation and engagement techniques, are also highly desirable. An urban design or regeneration qualification; development viability, financial appraisal and project management skills are also highly desirable for this role.

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

  • Up to 27.5 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. 

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

For full details visit or email 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.


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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