Job Title: Graduate Planning Officer (P)

Salary: £25, up to £28, inclusive annual salary + up to 18.5% employer pension contribution plus car user allowance

Contract: Permanent

Post: Full-time

Location: Flexible working options

Annual Leave: 25.5 days plus public bank holidays

Closing date for applications: 13th June

Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 20th June

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 .

As a Graduate Planner working at one of the leading planning authorities in England, you’ll have the potential to further develop your professional skills and build a varied career within the Planning arena. 

You will be a student and/or licentiate member of the RTPI and be working towards a qualification in Town Planning. Knowledge of the development management process, including relevant regulations and policy guidance together with some knowledge of Conservation Area, Listed Building and Advertisement regulations and how these can be applied to the determination of planning applications is essential for this post.

An excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills you must be computer literate with knowledge of MS Office Suite together with an aptitude for using development management software. A commitment to excellent customer services, a flexible approach to work together with the ability to work to very strict deadlines is essential for this role.

We offer a competitive package which includes up to 25.5 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, training and development opportunities, flexitime, staff parking permit, flexible working options (including homeworking, term time compressed hours etc), leisure and travel discounts and other benefits. This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

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

  • Up to 25.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Up to 18.5% employer contributions (Local Government Pension Scheme)
  • Flexible working options (e.g. hybrid and flexitime)
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • Travel discount and welfare support
  • This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.