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Job Title: Senior Planning Officer

St Albans City and District Council

£37,924 to £42,159

Contract Type:
Full time

St Albans, East Anglia

Job Level:
Senior Planner / Senior Planning Officer


Closing Date:
18th June 2023

Senior Planner

Local Authority

Town Planning


Job Title: Senior Planning Officer (P1441)
Salary: £37,924 to £42,159 inclusive annual salary plus up to 19.7% employer pension contribution, car user allowance and £2500 market supplement 
Contract: Permanent
Post: Full-time (37 hours/week)
Location: Flexible working options including hybrid
Annual Leave: 28.5 – 33.5 days plus public bank holidays (dependent on post and length of service in Local Government)

Closing date for applications: 18th June 2023
(please do submit your application as soon as possible so we can begin our selection process)

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 3rd July 2023

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 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.
We have a vacancy for a Senior Planning Officer working at one of the busiest Planning Authorities in the country.  We are a hardworking and supportive team where you would benefit from shared knowledge and experience, giving excellent opportunities for ambitious and capable individuals to develop your career and professional skills whilst also making decisions that affect how people live and shape the places in the District for the next generation.
We are looking for talented individuals who can contribute to the delivery of a customer focused service.  You will be responsible for determining a diverse range of complex and major planning applications including presenting to committees and engaging with colleagues, Councillors and other stakeholders to ensure the right planning outcome.
We are interested in ambitious planners with Chartered membership of the RTPI or who are eligible for membership who are looking for the opportunity to take their career to the next level and step up to leading on applications for major developments and work collaboratively to provide an excellent service.
In addition to working within a great team and a comprehensive salary you will have access to:

From 28.5 – 33.5 days plus public bank holidays (dependent on post and length of service in Local Government)
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
Comprehensive 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 about the role please contact Sarah Ashton, Development Manager on (01727) 814634.  For full details visit our website here.
For full details visit www.stalbans.gov.uk or email [email protected] or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details

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