Senior Planning Officer (Development Plans)

Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£37,858 - £41,551 p.a.
Posted
17 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Ref
50010689
Function
Officer, Planner
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play and that’s what makes working for Milton Keynes Council so unique and rewarding. With a thriving shopping and theatre district, extensive parklands and charming villages within the Borough, Milton Keynes is a great place to live and work.

At Milton Keynes Council we take great pride in our city and are looking to appoint a Senior Planning Officer to the Development Plans team who can share in our vision and ambitions to help shape the future of the city. We are currently taking forward a Site Allocations Plan and Plan: MK, the review of the 2013 Core Strategy for the period until 2031. The successful candidate will take an active role in the preparation of both plans.

We are looking for suitably qualified candidates with upwards of 5 years previous planning policy experience who are members (or are eligible for membership) of the RTPI. We are looking for candidates who already have a broad knowledge and understanding of planning policy issues and experience of developing local plan policies. Knowledge and experience of working on neighbourhood plans would also be advantageous.

We offer excellent benefits package including:

  • Government Pension Scheme
  • Excellent family friendly benefits such as child care vouchers
  • A generous minimum holiday entitlement of 27 days annual leave, rising to 31 days after 5 years.
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings including retail, travel and leisure discounts  
  • flexi-time and casual car user allowance
  • Some remote working will be possible.

We recommend all applicants read the full role profile which includes a person specification at the following link https://public01.milton-keynes.gov.uk/JVA_Apply/Default.asp ; Job reference 50010689.

For further information and informal enquiries please contact: John Cheston (Development Plans Team Leader) on 01908 252480 or email John.Cheston@milton-keynes.gov.uk  

Please send your covering letter detailing why you are interested in working for Milton Keynes Council together with your CV which must include a detailed career history with no gaps to John.Cheston@milton-keynes.gov.uk  

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 April 2017