Trainee Planning Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/170711
  • Published: Fri 29/10/2021, 10:04 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Trainee Planning Officer

Team: Planning Delivery – Technical Skills and Academy Team

Job Family: Advising CBG 7

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours a week (day release for University studies)

Location: Based at Priory House, Shefford – travel required across Bedfordshire

Closing Date: 29th November 2021

Interview Date: wc 6th December 2021


The Council’s vision and values are integral to everything we do. Our aim is to make Central Bedfordshire ‘A great place to live and work’ that is why we believe this is a great place to start your planning career.


To help deliver our growth agenda we have created a number of new exciting trainee roles to join our Academy Team. These have been designed to give you a structured, supported, approach to developing your skills, knowledge and experience within a planning environment.


We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in planning. You don’t have to have any work experience or a formal specialist qualification as we will fully support you to achieve this. You will receive funding and support enabling you to study for a relevant qualification to become a chartered town planner.


To apply you will need to have achieved a degree in a relevant subject and hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car as travel is essential.


As well as a great career progression scheme, we will reward you with a competitive package which includes up to 31 days holiday (plus bank holidays), flexible working conditions, attractive local government pension scheme and many staff discounts.


If your application is successful we will be inviting you to continue the recruitment process through an assessment day which will take place virtually week commencing 6th December 2021.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Trainee Planning Officer Recruitment Pack


If you would like an informal discussion  or more information about these opportunities, please contact:


Lisa Newlands, Technical Skills and Academy Manager, on 0300 300 4185 or email or

Jennie Selley, Head of Planning Delivery on 0300 300 5635 or email


We would love to hear from you.


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.



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