Principal Planner

£44,424 - £47,592
18 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal

Calling all Experienced Planners

Aylesbury Vale District Council is seeking an exceptional Town Planner looking for a fresh challenge –

  • Are you eager to grow your career in a forward thinking local authority?
  • Are you looking to get involved in new and exciting projects?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level?

If so we have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious planner looking for their next career step.

Your new role

We offer you the opportunity to join our Development Management Team which has recently been restructured to provide improved resilience and enhanced career opportunities. Our aim is to become a top quartile performer, delivering high standards of customer service and development of a quality that we can be proud of. To assist us in achieving this we are growing our teams so we are ready to take on new challenges. You will provide leadership and direction to our planning officers to ensure the delivery of the Council’s objectives including the planning growth proposed in our emerging local plan.

What you'll need to succeed  

You will need to be ambitious with extensive experience, a proven track record and be looking to progress your career. You will draw on your knowledge of Planning and the associated local and national legislation and planning policy. As well as an excellent command of planning systems, you will be IT proficient and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have broad experience of delivering and managing a range of application and projects.

What you'll get in return 

Not only is this an excellent opportunity for your own personal development, in return we offer fantastic structured career progression and a chance to work on a range of strategic projects. You will earn a competitive salary with additional benefits that include generous holiday allowance, flexible working, Local Government pension scheme, free parking on site, smart modern offices and a local station with direct links to London and access to the. You will be working as part of a dynamic team, for an organisation that always seeks to promote from within and invest in staff through its internal training programmes.

If you have any questions please contact Hannah on 01296 585271 (Mon-Fri 9.00am to 5.30pm) or email: 

For full details about the role, please click on the Role Profile tab to apply.

On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020.  Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future.  Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for a period of seven days from this date of posting. 

External candidates are welcome to submit their application at any point; however, if a current employee applies during this seven day period, their application will be assessed prior to the council considering applications from external candidates.

If you have any questions, please contact AVDC Recruitment at

Please note that we only consider applications made via our website.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs