Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils have successfully embraced the challenges of modern government through taking a progressive partnership approach to offering services. We are proud of what we have achieved through our joint working and we are passionate about delivering excellent services to our customers every day and meeting the needs of our local communities.
Our staff survey results consistently tell us that our employees think this is a great place to work and that they are proud to work for the Councils. An Investor in People (IiP) Assessor commented that, "staff are incredibly positive about their work for the Council, committed to its success and have a high level of satisfaction".
We are looking to appoint Planning Officers to work as key members of the Councils development management service providing pre-application advice, dealing with applications and appeals. You will deal with a variety of ‘minor’ and ‘other’ developments and will take ownership of decisions. You will need to have strong analytical, advisory and influencing/negotiation skills in order to be able to advise on, and convince applicants and their professional agents to make significant changes to development schemes in order to secure good sustainable development. There may also be opportunities for candidates to broaden their experience and work in the Planning Policy team.
Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils offer a highly competitive total reward package that’s proven to attract, motivate and retain the best people. Benefits include: free parking; a flexitime scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a flexible working scheme.
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.