Planning Officer

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£23,166 - £27,394 p.a.
17 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Officer, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

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 we are always looking for people that can help us grow and share our vision.

We are now looking to appoint a Planning Officer to the Development Plans team who can share 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. There will also be opportunities to work on a number of neighbourhood plans.

A degree or diploma in a planning-related discipline will be essential.

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 ; Job reference 50015542.

For further information and informal enquiries please contact: John Cheston (Development Plans Team Leader) on 01908 252480 or email  

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  

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 April 2017