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Graduate Planner (3 positions)

Department:
Customer Fulfilment
Location:
Aylesbury
Salary Details:
22,080 - 24,804
Advertising End Date:
31 May 2019
About The Role

Graduate Planner (3 positions)

Fixed term contract until 01/09/2020 (12 months)

Calling all students and recent graduates

You will be required to attend a full day assessment centre on 25 June 2019.

Aylesbury Vale District Council is an ambitious and innovative local authority based in Buckinghamshire, one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We are looking to recruit current students or recent graduates to join our fast paced and top performing Development Management Team.

The role

You will work closely with mentoring officers in our modern offices located in the centre of Aylesbury. Your main duties will include recommending decisions on straightforward planning applications and assisting officers in the processing of more complex cases. You will validate, research, evaluate and recommend decisions to your mentoring officer, help negotiate with applicants to seek improvements to proposed schemes and offer advice, guidance and information to members of the public in relation to pre-application and other informal enquiries.

What you'll need to succeed 

  • Outgoing, ambitious and enthusiastic.
  • A good communicator.
  • Working towards the completion of a Degree or diploma in Town & Country Planning, current student or recent graduate of Geography, Architecture, Law, Economics, Environmental Studies, Politics, Social Science or a related subject.
  • Some knowledge or experience of the working practices of local government, particularly the planning system.
  • Working to achieve future membership of the RTPI.

What you'll get in return

This is an excellent opportunity to enter the exciting world of town planning. We offer a fantastic structured career progression and a chance to work on a range of exciting projects. You will earn a competitive salary with additional benefits that include generous holiday allowance, flexible working, Local Government pension scheme, free parking on site, smart modern offices, a local station with direct links to London. You will be working as part of a dynamic team, for an organisation that always seeks to promote from within and invest in staff through its internal training programmes.

How to apply?

The challenge awaits so step up and help us shape and grow the beautiful vale of Aylesbury. If you have any questions regarding this role please email recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk. Alternatively you can apply using the button below.

For full details about the role, please click on the Role Profile tab to apply.

On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020.  Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future.  Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for a period of 14 days from 17th April to 1st May. External candidates are welcome to submit their application at any point; however, if a current employee applies during this 14 day period, their application will be assessed prior to the council considering applications from external candidates.

Please note that we only consider applications made via our website.

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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