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Technical Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/23/230983/11700
  • Published: Thu 02/03/2023, 10:22 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/03/2023, 10:22 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,845 - £29,586 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Technical Officer

Team: Housing Strategy & Implementation Team

Job Family: CBG8 Providing
Salary: £26,845-£29,586  per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part-Time 18 hours per week

Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role

Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent 

Closing Date:  20/03/2023

Interview Date:  Week commencing 27/03/2023 (TBC) – this will take place via Microsoft Teams. This software is free for users.  If there is an issue with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interview.


About Us

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  


As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.  


We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. You can view a list of these in detail on our website


This is a great time to join us on our journey. 



More about the role:

Central Bedfordshire, with a newly adopted Local Plan and requirement to deliver 39,350 new homes, provides the opportunity to join an exciting Local Authority. 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.



What we can offer you:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including: 

  • A hybrid working arrangement giving you the option to work from home and access any CBC office location. We recognise and value the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. 

  • A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions 

  • A comprehensive IT package to support you to work safely and effectively 

  • The ability to work abroad for up to a month a year 

  • Generous family friendly policies and practices 

  • A welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers differences 

  • Friendly and supportive staff networks  

  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service. 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance. You can find out more on the Bedfordshire Pension Fund website

  • An exceptional Employee Assistance Programme which helps support employees with workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues 

  • A huge variety of courses and role-specific training and learning to help you succeed and develop 

  • Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers 


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’. 


Sustainability matters to us. We aim to lead by example in tackling climate change. Read more about the action we’re taking on our website: Climate change – tackling it and our strategy 


Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process. 




You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Technical Officer Recruitment Pack


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Nicola Dilley, Local Plan Monitoring Team Leader at or call 0300 300 4358 (Wednesday to Friday) or Owen Harrison, Housing Strategy & Implementation Manager at or call 0300 300 5349.        


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contactThe Recruitment Team at




Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition 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. 


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