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Planning Lead Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS05800
  • Closing date: 10 September 2017
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £33,649 - £42,693


£33,649 - £42,693 dependent on experience, plus £2,500 recruitment and retention payment.

This is your chance to make a lasting impact on our county. From developing the connected transport networks of the future and driving sustainable business growth, to innovative waste management and ambitious urban regeneration, the future of Buckinghamshire’s environment and infrastructure is in your hands.

About us

Buckinghamshire is growing, with a host of new developments. Our excellent Planning team is growing too, so we can keep shaping positive developments, while protecting and enhancing our very special natural environment. The team’s remit ranges from determining minerals and waste planning applications, through to handling the council’s own planning applications for developments including schools and roads. We are also national leaders in waste enforcement. Join us and you will benefit from our total commitment to your ongoing personal and professional development. We will ensure you grow and progress along with the county.

About the role

Your remit will be broad and fascinating and you will handle large and complex planning applications - from quarries and landfill sites, to highways and new schools. Many of these applications will be high profile, with positive implications for the restoration of sites or the economic growth of our county. What’s more, you will benefit from scope to influence and shape the future of our growth agenda. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in areas of the wider planning service, including policy development.

You'll mentor and support other members of the planning team, and there will be an element of work-management responsibility within this role.

About you

To be equal to the challenge, you will need substantial experience in a local authority planning or a planning consultancy role. Used to dealing with large planning applications, perhaps taken through inquiry, you are very familiar with policies and procedures. With strong communication and negotiation skills, you have represented a council or consultancy professionally and advised on planning matters ideally in relation to minerals and waste.

In return for your dedication, you will enjoy our commitment to supporting your career progression with a personalised learning and development programme.

Other Information

Please note that the recruitment and retention payment will be paid in two equal instalments, the first following the successful completion of the 6 month probationary period, the second at the end of the first year of employment, subject to successful performance.

Buckinghamshire County Council is entering one of the most exciting periods of change in its history. We’re looking to become a more agile, commercial and digitally-focussed organisation. The aim? Benefit our residents and shape our county for the future. With substantial investment in place, we now need people who are determined to make this transformation happen. In return, we offer some of the best benefits around. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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