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HS2 Graduate Project Officers

  Buckinghamshire County Council in Aylesbury,
   £24,133 - £26,787 per annum
  Apply before: 30/09/2018
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  01296 395000
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Reference: FS08395
Type: Permanent
Position: Transport Economy, Environment - Graduates
Location: Aylesbury, England
Industry: Public Sector and Government
Salary: £24133 - £26787 per annum

We’re excited to offer two graduates the opportunity to join either our HS2 Team or Environment Team. Whether you’ll be helping to minimise the impact of HS2, developing plans which will shape how we respond to major housing growth or helping to uncover and preserve the county’s past, you’ll be making a real difference from day one.
Alongside the £24,133 starting salary we offer flexible working, an employee rewards package (including discounts on gym membership, high street shops & train tickets), 23 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, and the opportunity to become a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
About us
Our Graduate roles are designed to give you the hands on experience needed in a real job that brings out the best in you - with real responsibilities, real challenges, real projects and scope to grow your career. We’ll support you with excellent training and fully funded professional qualifications. As part of the Transport, Economy, Environment Team, you’ll have the chance to make Buckinghamshire a better place to live, work and visit.
About the role
HS2 Graduate Project Officer – working across two teams in Transport, Economy, Environment, you’ll be supporting on the high profile HS2 project. The HS2 Team is the regulatory team that manages the day to day relationship for the Council with HS2 Ltd, the company building the new high speed track that will connect London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. A portion of the HS2 route will pass through Buckinghamshire, having a huge impact on residents and our countryside so the County Council is working hard to ensure that we maximise mitigation for Buckinghamshire. This is where your help is needed. This role is to support the team in the delivery of statutory highway responses on HS2 approvals on behalf of the County Council giving professional advice to HS2 Ltd and their contractors.
Environment Team Graduate Officer – this rare opportunity offers you the chance to work and learn from a team of experienced Ecologists and Archaeologists who provide advice to local planning authorities and developers. The team also manages two county records centres – the Historic Environment Record (HER) and Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Record Centre (BMERC) which help to conserve Buckinghamshire’s rich history. The successful graduate will assist the team to provide advice and information as well as get actively involved in environmental/archaeological projects.
What you’ll gain
We offer complete professional development. That means:
  • The opportunity to work on high profile projects
  • Real responsibilities and challenges in salaried posts
  • Opportunities to work with and learn from experts
  • Funded professional development
  • Opportunities to develop your career
Put simply, you’ll start a journey that could lead all the way to senior management in the future. You’ll pick up the knowledge, experience, qualifications and achievements you need along the way.
Please note both roles are fixed term for 2 years, after which we hope you will have the skills and experience to take a full time post with us.
About you
Have you got what it takes?
You’ll be able to demonstrate a real interest and passion for working to protect the environment and sustainability as well as being able to show us that you have the potential to positively take on the challenges you’ll face in these roles.
Your communication skills need to be top notch and we’re looking for someone who is capable of managing a complex workload, working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders (excellent interpersonal skills is a must) and a willingness to get stuck in and make a difference. We need passionate people who want to help shape the future. You’re quick to understand, curious, keen to explore new challenges and communicate complex information with ease
You’ll share our organisation’s values too. That means you’re ambitious, caring, collaborative, and take accountability for your actions. You have
(or expect) a 2:1 degree, preferably but not limited in one of the following subjects (or similar):
  • Archaeology
  •  Business Administration
  •  Ecology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Public Administration Public Management Transport Management Transport Planning
  • Town and Country Planning or other Built Environment
  • Politics Economics Marketing Business Studies Psychology
Please write in your covering letter if you have a preference for joining either the HS2 Project Team or the Environment Team and explain why. Other information
We are always interested in hearing from talented people so if these positions are not for you, you will be able to find other opportunities within the
Council on our website.
Interviews for the Graduate posts’ will be held in mid to late October in Aylesbury.
As part of the initial application process there will be an online numerical test and successful candidates will be invited to interview in Aylesbury and asked to prepare a small presentation.

Places are limited. So don’t delay, apply today!

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