Planning & Development
Principal Planning Officer Ref POSN123968
Grade I: £39,594.50 - £44,185.50 per annum (pending cost of living uplift)
37 hours per week, Permanent
With innovative and large-scale housing developments such as the country’s largest self-build community at Graven Hill, the exemplar zero-carbon development at North West Bicester, and the redevelopment of a former Cold War airbase, Cherwell is committed to doing things differently.
We are an ambitious, growth focused organisation with a commitment to healthy place-shaping. We are a signatory to the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal agreed with Government which supports £215m of investment for new homes and infrastructure across Oxfordshire. We have three urban areas all with planned growth situated within the Oxford-Cambridge Arc. Cherwell is growing.
Cherwell has attractive countryside lying at the northern edge of the Cotswold’s. Its ironstone and limestone villages, many listed buildings and conservation areas ensure a wide variety of case work.
Organisationally we have a joint management team with Oxfordshire County Council and close working relationships with our neighbouring districts through the Oxfordshire Growth Board.
Our busy Development Management team needs a bright, enthusiastic and dynamic individual to lead on the processing and determination of a variety of application types. You will be expected to deal with the most complex and controversial pre-applications, applications and appeals including those of a corporate priority to the Council.
You will also be expected to assist the Development Management Team Leader in supervising, leading, motivating, managing and developing staff in providing a high quality, efficient and value for money development management service.
Working with a delivery focused but friendly group of planners across two teams you will need to be a self-starter who works quickly, accurately and flexibly.
Delivering high-quality development starts with securing high-quality people. If you are an enthusiastic, skilled and ambitious Planner, passionate about delivering well-planned sustainable communities, you could be what we’re looking for!
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 (after one years’ service)
• Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service)
Closing date: Sunday 25 October 2020
Interview date: w/c Monday 09 November 2020
For more information please contact Nathanael Stock, Team Leader – General Developments Team, on 01295 221886.
To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit our intranet or contact Human Resources on 01295 221767
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