Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils

Planning Policy Team Leader

Amersham, Buckinghamshire
£45,139 - £49,653
30 Jul 2019
25 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Team Leader

Planning Policy Team Leader

Salary range: £45,139 - £49,653

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils have successfully embraced the challenges of modern government through taking a progressive partnership approach to offering services.  We are proud of what we have achieved through our joint working and we are passionate about delivering excellent services to our customers every day and meeting the needs of our local communities.

Our staff survey results consistently tell us that our employees think this is a great place to work and that they are proud to work for the Councils.  An Investor in People Assessor commented that, "staff are incredibly positive about their work for the Council, committed to its success and have a high level of satisfaction.”

We are looking to strengthen the joint Planning Policy and Economic Development team, based in Amersham, by appointing a Planning Policy Team Leader.  You will join the team at a professionally exciting and challenging time, working on a new joint Local Plan and helping to prepare for the transition to a single unitary council for Buckinghamshire in April 2020.  The Councils care passionately about protecting their environment (e.g. AONB, Green Belt, town and village character) whilst also planning positively to meet local development needs and delivering sustainable development.

The Planning Policy Team Leader will take the lead on project managing the new joint Local Plan.  In this challenging and rewarding role, you will manage the production process of the Plan and play a prominent part in its public examination, expected to start in late 2019.  We are looking for somebody with a planning degree and experience of plan preparation and examination.  Experience of Objective software and project management would be an advantage though is not essential.

For more information about the Planning Policy Team Leader and Senior Planner posts, please contact John Cheston, Planning Policy and Economic Development Manager, on or 01494 586506.  For more information about the Assistant Planner post, please contact Phillip Gill, Principal Planning Officer, on or 01494 732951.

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils offer a highly competitive total reward package that’s proven to attract, motivate and retain the best people. Benefits include: free parking; a flexitime scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a flexible working scheme. For more information on our benefits please take a look at our website:

As an equal opportunities employer the council can offer a range of flexible work options and all applications and part time requests will be considered.

To apply for these jobs or to view our other vacancies please click on the 'Apply Button'.  All applications must be made online by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button and completing the application form.  Please complete the form fully as there will not be an option for you to upload a CV.  For any general queries, please contact Human Resources on 01494 732155 or email us at

Closing Date:             25 August 2019

Interview Date:         TBC

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