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Principal Planner
  • Employer: Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Reference: AVDC/19/108026
  • Published: Wed 04/09/2019, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/09/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38,808 - £42,000 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bucks

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Principal Planner

We’re looking for experienced Principal and Senior Planners to join our team at Aylesbury Vale, soon to be part of the new Buckinghamshire Council. We currently have a number of vacancies for driven, ambitious, team players to come on-board and join us in one of the UK largest growth regions.

If you’re looking for your next challenge in an area that offers diversity of projects, real career progression opportunities and reflects the quality of our staff by offering a highly competitive salary,then AVDC could be the place for you.

About Aylesbury Vale

With thousands of new homes being planned for, unique projects like HS2, East-West Rail, Silverstone Business Park and the new Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, the area offers a huge diversity of urban and rural developments.

Recently awarded Garden Town status, Aylesbury is one of the largest towns in Buckinghamshire and is undergoing a vast town centre regeneration programme.

We were also awarded a commendation for Local Authority Planning Team of the Year at this years RTPI awards.

What we’re looking for

Senior Planner £38,808 - £42,000

We’re looking for a experienced town planner with a broad range of experience. 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. We are looking for planning officers who will quickly adjust to our fast-paced high-performing team and have experience dealing with both minor and major applications. You’ll need to be comfortable presenting at planning committee and able to offer help to junior members of the team.

Principal Planner  £45,540 - £48,792

As well as meeting the requirements for the Senior Planner role, you will also have a proven track record of successfully delivering large scale strategic sites. You will contribute to service improvements to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness whilst project managing work to ensure client expectations are exceeded. You will also provide support and guidance to peers and more junior staff to distribute knowledge and ensure current planning issues and legislation are cascaded and understood.

What you get in return

At AVDC we not only offer a fabulous salary, which is above the national average, we also have a variety of excellent benefits. These include flexible working options such as, flexi-time and working from home, generous holiday allowance, free Life Assurance scheme and Simply Health membership, as well as the Local Government Pension scheme and enhanced maternity/paternity leave.

Our offices are walking distance from the main train stations near Aylesbury town centre. We have an onsite café, amazon lockers, onsite physiotherapist, table tennis, shower facilities, free parking and numerous other perks that other work spaces don’t offer.

Our staff culture is one of inclusivity, we pride ourselves on our staff and the development opportunities open to them. In turn, our staff have created their own groups that many participate in such as running clubs and badminton.

Sounds like something you’d be interested in but not local to you? We also offer a relocation scheme and working from home options, so please don’t let that put you off.

For an informal chat about the role please contact:

Jo Collins

Hannah Peacock