Job Vacancy Details

Senior Planning Officer (Minerals & Waste)
Central Bedfordshire Council

Salary: £36,363 to £41,007 per annum
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Team: Minerals and Waste
Current Base Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: Sunday 10th February 2019 


Central Bedfordshire Council’s vision and values are integral to everything we do. Our aim is to make Central Bedfordshire ‘A great place to live and work’ which is why we believe this is a great place to continue your planning career and gain excellent experience in a variety of mineral and waste applications on both a local and strategic scale.

We have an ambitious agenda with significant growth planned over the next 20 years planning for up to 20,000 homes and 24,000 jobs. We need enthusiastic and skilled planning professionals to help us deliver this growth agenda and the infrastructure that is needed to support it. Find your greatness with our Minerals and Waste planning team in an environment where development is supported and progression is possible.


Your new role

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Minerals and Waste Planning Team as a Senior Planning Officer. Although based in the unitary authority of Central Bedfordshire, the Minerals and Waste Planning Service provides professional advice and support to both Bedford Borough and Luton Councils and the government.

Working for us will give you a varied caseload and experience linked to all aspects of planning delivery. There will be opportunities to be involved in exciting new mineral and waste developments alongside core planning delivery work.


Your responsibilities

  • To tackle complex planning applications and pre-application enquiries
  • To lead negotiations in legal agreements
  • To act as an expert witness in planning hearings and inquiries
  • To provide definitive advice on the planning process
  • To have an input to minerals and waste forward planning matters


Your qualifications, skills and experience

You will have a degree (or recognised equivalent) in Town Planning or related field, be a member of the Royal Town Planning institute and have broad local development framework or development management work within a local authority. You will need a current valid driving licence and access to a vehicle for work.

With good political and commercial awareness, and strong communication skills, you will have a gift for influencing others and leading partnerships and be committed to evidence-based decision making.


Your benefits

Membership of the competitive Local Government Pension Scheme from day one, agile working (plus laptop and smartphone), generous Flexitime scheme offering up to an additional 12 days leave per annum, relocation package (subject to eligibility), and many other staff discounts. A full overview of benefits on offer is included in the Recruitment Pack.

There are excellent opportunities for career progression within Central Bedfordshire Council. We are a recognised RTPI Learning Partner, demonstrating our commitment to the training and development of our staff.

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, agile working and the chance of continuous professional development. Find your greatness playing your part in our area’s growth.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


For further information / how to apply

For an informal discussion about this position, please contactRoy Romans – Minerals and Waste Team Leader on 0300 300 6039 or roy.romans@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

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