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Deputy Team Leader for Spatial Planning and Design

St Albans City & District Council
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Inclusive annual salary range from £44,110 up to £48,109, plus a £3,500 annual Market Supplement
Closing date
14 Jan 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Team Leader, Planner
Local Authority

Job Details

Job Title:               Deputy Team Leader for Spatial Planning and Design (P1972)

Salary:                     Inclusive annual salary range from £44,110 up to £48,109, and a £3,500 annual Market Supplement + up to 19.7% employer pension contribution

Contract:                Permanent

Post:                       Full-time (37 hours per week)

Location:                Flexible working options

Annual Leave:        30.5 up to 33.5 days, plus public bank holidays

Closing date for applications: 23.59 on Sunday 14 January 2024

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 22 and 29 January 2024

About Us

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 and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

Job Opportunity

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 to this post. 

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

  • 30.5 up to 33.5 days annual leave days + public bank holidays 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with current employer contribution up to 19.7% 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 81460 or at

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

To apply for this vacancy click the "Apply On Website" button to be redirected and fully complete your application.



About Us

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.

Our approach is positive and entrepreneurial. We take great pride in our place and supporting the people that make up our thriving community. We know our residents, visitors and businesses share this pride. That’s why we want to make sure our vibrant city, towns and villages continue to be a great place to live, work and visit.

Great Place To Work

We're an award-winning council serving around 147,000 people and one of the biggest employers in the district. We work hard to be at the forefront of new thinking locally, regionally and nationally.


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