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Planner (TE3)

Customer Fulfilment
Salary Details:
£27,228 - £30,648
Advertising End Date:
22 Oct 2019
About The Role
Planner (TE3)
Aylesbury Vale District Council are seeking a motivated and ambitious Planner to work in our nationally recognised Commercial Services Team.

You will hold a Level 3 or above qualification in Town Planning or equivalent, and have a full, clean driving licence.

As the successful applicant, you will have a clear and precise understanding of the local government planning regime whist acting on relevant legislation. Being commercially minded, you will maintain and project a highly customer focused service, while looking at ways to grow and improve within this field.

Applying a “one council” approach, working alongside Principal Officers, you will have the ability to manage and plan your own workload. The core purpose of this role is to develop and deliver planning services,delivering pre-application and planning performance agreements that generate income, streamline processes and generate efficiencies. All of which entails the ability to provide detailed advice and guidance to applicants.

The post will require the individual to evaluate and prepare delegated and committee reports on small scale and minor applications, as well as appeal statements for these cases. Using your own initiative, you will implement your problem solving skills, resolving issues with both customers and colleagues while adhering to AVDC’s policies and procedures.

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.

For full details about the role, please click on the Role Profile tab.
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 days from 8th October to 22nd OctoberExternal 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.

If you have any questions, please contact AVDC Recruitment at recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

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. The council is a multi-award winning and highly successful authority that recognised that local government funding was set to change for good. We have adopted a more commercial approach where we strive to generate income streams and find more cost effective ways of operating. Achieving our goal of being 100% in the cloud we calculate has saved us £6m over five years.

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 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.