Senior planner post starting in the Enforcement Team for 12 months then moving to Development Management on a rotational basis. This is an ideal opportunity to gain a broad spread of planning experience and knowledge.
Bedford is at the heart of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc – the UK’s Super Region. We have excellent transport connections to the national rail network (40 minutes from London) and to the national motorway network via the M1 and A1.
Bedford itself is a traditional market town with a range of excellent educational settings and good quality cultural facilities. The River Great Ouse with its formal embankment along with an impressive range of other urban parks and gardens provide a high quality environment in which to live and work. However if you prefer to live in a more rural setting you will not be disappointed as we also have many attractive villages from which to choose.
Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Service
Bedford Borough Council is committed to a major programme of sustainable growth which will shape the Borough for generations to come. This will deliver thousands of new homes, regenerate its town centres and deliver environmental enhancements and an improved transport system.
We offer a fantastic opportunity to continue developing your planning career with an unrivalled mix of urban and rural development, regeneration schemes and sustainable new settlements. We are a friendly and supportive team, and we have flexible working practices, with a mixture of working in our office and home-working. In return we are looking for a motivated and innovative planner with relevant experience of dealing with a range of enforcement cases, planning applications and small scale majors, ideally in an enforcement/ development management setting. A pro-active approach to place-shaping and excellent customer service with previous enforcement experience is essential.
If you believe you have these attributes then we would love to hear from you. See what some of our current staff have to say about working in the planning team at Bedford: https://youtu.be/HREFP5SdlDU
If you are interested in this position and would like an informal chat please email
Candidates must have a right to work in the UK to be eligible for the position.