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Technical Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10513
  • Published: Fri 03/12/2021, 13:21 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,491 - £27,186 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Technical Officer

Team: Housing Strategy and Implementation

Job Family: Providing - CBG8

Salary: £24,491 - £27,186 per annum pro rata

Hours: 15 hours per week

Current Base Location: Priory House, Shefford with home working

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 19 December 2021

Interview Date: TBC

More about the role: 

This is a really exciting time for you to join Central Bedfordshire Council. As one of the largest Unitary Authorities in the country, our unique geographical location means we are at the forefront of national conversations around growth. The Government has identified the Oxford to Cambridge Arc as a priority area for development and economic investment and Central Bedfordshire Council will be inputting into the forthcoming Spatial Framework Vision. Significant investment in infrastructure, with schemes such as East-West Rail, has the potential to act as a catalyst for future growth in Central Bedfordshire. This provides an excellent basis for delivering new homes and jobs.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time position in the Council’s Housing Strategy and Implementation Team. The role sits within a technical team who collectively monitor Local Plan policies and produce technical information relating to housing and commercial development within Central Bedfordshire.

The successful candidate will predominantly be responsible for undertaking monitoring of development within Central Bedfordshire, responding to data requests and queries, mapping and contributing towards the general work of the Housing Strategy and Implementation Team. You will be involved in technically complex workstreams which relate to monitoring the supply of housing and commercial floorspace and will contribute to the production of the Council’s Authority Monitoring Report and Housing Trajectory.

You will have GCSE maths grade C/4 or above, have significant experience in collecting and presenting data and have excellent working knowledge of MS Excel. A driving licence is essential. Experience in using geographical Information Systems (GIS) and a background in the planning or housing sectors will be an advantage.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

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: Technical Officer

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Nicola Dilley at or call 0300 300 4358.

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.