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Development Manager

St Albans City & District Council
St Albans, Hertfordshire
£61,717 - £66,580 per annum plus enhancements
Closing date
28 May 2024

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£61,713 - £66,580 inclusive annual salary + up to 19.7 percent employer pension contribution + £4,500 annual market supplement

Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week)

Job Ref: P1379

About the role

This is a great opportunity to join a highly experienced and well-resourced planning department who provide a customer focused service.  You will have the opportunity to shape large-scale strategic development within Hemel Garden Community, in partnership with other Councils, and to transform the service through delivery of new replacement planning software.  You will also work as part of Government’s Open Digital Community delivering customer focused software solutions. You will be supported to grow and develop in this role, regularly collaborating with peers as part of the council’s leadership team.

About you

You will have a degree or master’s level qualification in Town Planning and be a chartered member of the RTPI.  A knowledge of the development management process and experience of appeals is essential, as is a knowledge of urban design regeneration.  You will also be an experienced people manager, able to provide confident team leadership.

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, vibrant city centre with award-winning market and thriving villages. Our centrally located offices in the city are near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

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

  • 30.5 days basic annual leave (increasing with service) + bank holidays. Please note: annual leave will be pro-rated for anyone who does not have a standard full-time pattern of 37 hours over 5 days, e.g. part-timers
  • Local Government Pension Scheme with current employer contribution up to 19.7 percent employer contributions
  • Flexible working options (including hybrid)
  • Staff Parking Permit
  • Reimbursement of professional fees
  • Comprehensive development and training
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • Access to discounts and benefits via online platform

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Christine Traill, Strategic Director - Community and Place Delivery, on

For further details and to apply please visit or email or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number.

Closing date for applications: 28 May 2024.

Interviews are scheduled for: w/c 3 June and w/c 10 June 2024.

NOTE:  Interviews are conducted throughout the application process.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy at an earlier date and we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.



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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