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Salary Details:
£33,336 - £36,036
Advertising End Date:
31 Jul 2018
About The Role

Aylesbury Vale District Council are seeking three motivated and ambitious Development Officers to work in our Commercial Services team.

You will hold a Level 4 or above qualification in Town Planning as well as be eligible or have the ability to achieve a corporate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute looking to work across a growing district. 

As an experienced Development Officer, you will work within a multi-disciplinary team supporting Principal Officers and Managers within planning to maintain a professional and high standard level of service  throughout. The ideal candidate would have had experience working with a wide range of stakeholders, including working alongside elected members and the development of the industry.

As the successful candidate, you will hold the ability to demonstate skills in research, analysis, problem solving and negoitation whilst having a  clear and precise understanding of the revelent legislations. Your core responsibilities will be the handling and delivery of planning applications which entails the ability to provide detailed advise and guidance to applicants, as well as evaluating appeals, preparing committee reports and dealing with enforcement matters. All of which will fall alongside AVDC’s policies and procedures delivering a professional commercial, customer focused service.

We offer a flexible working environment and further training opportunities to extend your existing skill set.  Local government is rapidly evolving and we would like our new colleague to grow with us and embrace this positive challenge.

The Organisation

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) spans the northern half of Buckinghamshire and our offices are located in Aylesbury about 40 miles north west of London with direct rail links in to Marylebone.

AVDC has the largest population of any district council authority in the country, covers a large geographic area in England and has one of the highest housing growth rates in the UK, being located just outside the green belt.  Our Local Plan is scheduled for approval by Council in 2018 and makes provision for over 30,000 additional houses in the Vale.  On top of the opportunities that this growth represents we also have a number of challenging and interesting national infrastructure projects on our doorstep:

  • We are located in the East-West Oxford Cambridge growth corridor with the new Oxford Cambridge rail link passing through our area.
  • We have one of the longest stretches of the HS2 High Speed rail link passing through the Vale with all the challenges and opportunities that presents
  • Aylesbury has been nominated for Garden City status and planning for that development is currently underway

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Henry Allmand, Group Manager for Commercial Services via recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk 

On Monday 12 March  it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire (including Aylesbury Vale District Council) may become a single unitary authority. Further details regarding the Minister’s ‘minded to’ decision are available on our website (https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/modernising-local-government).

Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future but we do not anticipate any immediate impact.  Changes are likely to take a period of time and will not affect all areas of the Council.

If you have any further questions, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk  

About You

Customer focus & insight – You will ensure that our customers are the driving force behind everything that we do by having a strong commercial focus.  You will provide excellent customer service, delivering value to all our customers.

Delivering results – You will be accountable and aware of what our customers need.  At every opportunity you will look for ways to continually improve the service provided to our customers, working within financial constraints.

Maximising personal potential – You are constantly looking to develop and challenge yourself, maximising  your personal potential and that of others. You will create opportunities and act with integrity to empower  yourself and others, to be the best they can be. 

Building effective relationships – You will collaborate and build valuable relationships, internally and externally, to ensure the success of AVDC, by actively listening and communicating clearly with everyone you interact with. 

Innovating and adapting to change – You are forward thinking and solution focused,  you are confident  working  with others to create, develop and implement new ideas.

About Us
AVDC is at the forefront of changing the way that local authorities work in the future. We have adopted a more commercial approach where we strive to generate income streams and find more cost effective ways of operating.

Our vision is to secure the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the area. Our aim is to create more business opportunities, so that ultimately we can ‘give back’ to the community. We already have success in providing extra home and garden services for sale to residents under the Limecart brand, and the business support services we offer under the Incgen brand.

We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic, family friendly place to work. We promote flexible working with many opportunities for learning and development, along with an attractive benefits package. We have a state of the art head office at The Gateway, with easy access and free parking.

As an ambitious council with a strong culture based on clearly defined values, underpinned by a Commercial Behavioural Framework, we are looking for enthusiastic, commercially minded, motivated people to be part of our team.

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