Planning Officer

£29,121 - £34,056
27 Oct 2020
26 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Planning Officer


If you have relevant experience within the development management, planning or environmental sector and are looking to develop your career, this could be the role for you.

By joining us as a Planning Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, you’ll not only be offered a competitive benefits package, you’ll also be part of an established team committed to shaping the future of Buckinghamshire for generations to come.

About the role:

Working as part of a friendly team on a wide variety of complex projects, you’ll be based in our Buckinghamshire offices, where you’ll manage a diverse caseload of planning related applications, appeals and compliance investigations. Spanning from interpreting complex policies, to representing the Council at Local Authority meetings - this role will offer you exposure in all areas of our Planning and Environment Service.

Career development is something we take seriously at Bucks; we love nothing more than seeing our colleagues grow with us, with many members of the team progressing quickly as they gain more experience and responsibilities within their specialist areas. We are committed to building an exceptional Planning Team, utilising our colleagues’ talent and making the most of what they have to offer.

Our recent transformation to a unitary council is already creating diverse and multi-disciplined opportunities across the service, and we are excited to see what is to come. In this rewarding and fulfilling role, you’ll see the impact of your work in front of you; Bibi, a Planner at Buckinghamshire Council said, ‘I love helping to create accessible, beautiful new places in the district that we can be proud of. Ensuring that Buckinghamshire is an attractive place to live whilst preserving the identity of Aylesbury Vale is really important to me.’

With a strong and supportive management team behind you, you’ll play a key part in helping us achieve our Planning and Environment Business plan and help drive forward our vision as a new unitary authority.

Skills & Experience/About You:

Naturally, you’ll have excellent communication skills and experience of dealing with complex customer queries. You’ll come to us with the relevant specialist experience within the service or a related area, and a proven ability to prioritise a demanding workload. Most importantly, you’ll be people-focussed and enjoy building new relationships, with the welfare of our residents at the heart of what you do.

Other information:

Our response as an employer to Covid-19 has shaped the way we want to work in the future. Microsoft Teams, Skype and vlogs from our Senior Leadership Team have all played their part in allowing us to become even more flexible in how, when and where our teams work.

There will be times where you’ll need to be in the office, whether that’s for meeting clients or collaborating with peers; but we actively encourage our colleagues to adopt a flexible working approach and take control of their work-life balance.

If that’s not enough reason to join us, you’ll be entitled to a range of benefits from Buckinghamshire Council including a very competitive employer pension contribution; a minimum of 25 days annual leave allowance per year; a flex-time scheme; and discounts in local shops, restaurants and gyms.

Take a look at our dedicated career social media pages @bucks_careers for exclusive content from our Planning Team, and to find out more about life atBuckinghamshire Council.

For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Susan Kitchen on 01296 585436.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'


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