Job Vacancy Details

Assistant Planner / Planner / Senior Planner (Planning Policy)
Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils

Salary: from £25,471 to £39,285 (grade 5,6 or 7/8) depending on experience plus attractive financial benefits including a retention bonus to June 2018 and potential bonus after
Closing Date: 3rd December 2017
Interview Date: week commencing 11th December 2017 (alternative dates available if necessary)

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils care passionately about protecting their environment (e.g. AONB, Green Belt, town and villages character) whilst also planning positively to meet local development needs and delivering sustainable development.  The councils are undertaking shared working and are looking to recruit an Assistant Planner, Planner or Senior Planner in Planning Policy to work across the two districts.  The post could also be career graded if appointed at the Planner level with a bar at Grade 6 and the opportunity to progress to a Senior Planner based on performance and RTPI membership.

We are looking to recruit to a permanent position.  An Assistant Planner could be suited to someone with a degree preferably related to Planning such as geography or GIS, a Planner possibly suited to a recent graduate with a planning degree or a Senior Planner with relevant experience. You would join the councils at a professionally exciting and challenging time with an emerging new Local Plan, work on key evidence base studies, complex Duty to Co-operate engagement, supporting a number of neighbourhood plans and delivering a range of related projects.  We are particularly looking for enthusiastic applicants with an interest in planning, a Planner at the start of their career with passion and ability or a Senior Planner with achievement in planning policy work and ability to deliver high profile planning projects.  

Benefits include a retention bonus of up to £5,000 in June 2018, possible bonus post June 2018 (currently under review), payment of RTPI subscription, a Childcare Voucher Scheme, flexible working hours, free parking and as Investors in People Councils, we are committed to training and developing our staff. For more information on our benefits please take a look at our website:

For further information / how to apply

For more information about this post please contact Graham Winwright, Planning Policy Manager on 01494 732269.

To apply for either an Assistant Planner, Planner or Senior Planner position please go to our website at and complete the relevant application form. 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. 

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.

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