Current vacancies - Career Graded Planning Policy Officer

Record details

Job title
Career Graded Planning Policy Officer
Service and Directorate
Planning and Development
Grade E - G: £25,471.00 to £37,438.50 per annum
Weekly hours
37 hours per week, permanent
The Job
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Council’s busy Planning Policy team on a Career Grade role with the level of appointment depending on the candidate’s experience. The post will be based at Bodicote House in Banbury with opportunities for flexible working.

We are an ambitious, growth focused organisation with commitments to healthy place-shaping and climate action. We are a signatory to the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal which supports £215m of investment for new homes and infrastructure across Oxfordshire. Situated within the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, Cherwell is a varied district with a large rural area, the two urban areas of Banbury and Bicester and further development identified around the village of Kidlington which will help to meet the needs of Oxford City.

Having adopted a Partial Review of the Plan and have commenced work on a new, district-wide review. We are a partner in the production of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 working closely with neighbouring authorities. We have an experienced Planning Policy Team which is actively engaged with our other services, communities, partners, and neighbouring authorities.

The role will include working with the team and partners to deliver the Local Plan Review, including the draft Local Plan in the autumn of 2022, and moving quickly to the publication stage in 2023, working with our communities as they develop neighbourhood plans and supporting the successful delivery of sustainable and high-quality places.

The Person
The candidate will be expected to deal with a varied Planning Policy workload. Depending on the level of appointment, you should have, or be working towards, a post graduate qualification in Planning and be eligible, or working towards, membership of the RTPI. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. More importantly though, you will be a self-starter with initiative and vision, who can work independently and make a positive contribution to teamwork.

This is a great opportunity to progress your career and work in a friendly, experienced team, in a great location, and to work on wide-ranging, challenging, and exciting projects.

The Benefits
The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.
• A generous annual leave entitlement
• Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Incremental pay award
• Investment in learning and development.
• Career graded opportunities with full support

Closing date
Sunday 21st August 2022
Interview date
w/c Monday 29th August 2022
Additional information
For more information, please contact Andrew Maxted, Planning Policy and Conservation Manager Team Leader on 01295 221642. To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit the Council’s website, or contact the Human Resources Department on 01295 221767.
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