Planning Policy Officer

16 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Officer, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

Brief Overview

Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic town planner with experience in local and ideally neighbourhood plan-making?  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are looking for an ambitious planning policy officer committed to place-making and high quality customer service.   If you are ready for a new challenge with opportunities to develop professionally, this could be the role for you.

The successful applicant for this important role will join the councils at an exciting time to help deliver the work of the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse policy team.  The immediate focus will be to play a part in progressing a Local Plan that accommodates significant housing growth and supporting neighbourhood plan groups. You can expect to take responsibility for topics or sections in the plan and evidence base, be the planning liaison officer for one or more of the neighbourhood plans and work with our neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues. 

As part of a team shared between the two councils you can also expect opportunities to work on joint planning projects to give a diverse spectrum of work. 

If this job excites you, we would love to hear from you. Please set out clearly how you meet the person specification. When applying, please note that it is important to save the online form as you go along because the form WILL timeout after 30 minutes and all of your work will be lost if you have not saved the form.

The councils are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.  We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post.

Please assume that if you have not heard from us by the interview date then you have not been selected for interview on this occasion.

If you are invited to an interview, please note that we do not reimburse costs for your travel or other expenses that you incur.

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