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Senior Planning Officer

Oxfordshire County Council.
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£38,890 - £45,859 per annum
Closing date
23 Aug 2021
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Senior Planning Officer OCC160071

Job details

Salary range: £38,890 - £45,859 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract type: Temporary for 2 years

Closing date: 23 August 2021

Interview date: 24 August 2021 

Vetting requirements: This post is politically restricted.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Planning Officer to join the Development Management Team

About us
Oxfordshire County Council has a high priority programme of major infrastructure developments for which planning applications will be brought forward over the next two years.

About the role
As part of the council's Development Management team, you will be responsible for processing planning applications for these developments. You will also be responsible for related pre-application engagement including preparation of Screening and Scoping Opinions for Environmental Impact Assessment. You will also have the opportunity to process planning applications for minerals and waste management developments. 

About you
You will have an excellent knowledge of relevant planning legislation and policy. You will provide guidance, advice and support, as a professional specialist, to colleagues, councillors, applicants and agents and the people of Oxfordshire. 

Rewards and benefits
It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mary Hudson (Principal Planning Officer) - or David Periam (Development Management Team Leader) -

Application Procedure
To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.

If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team using Recruitment Application Enquiry Form on the Home Page.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Guaranteed interviews

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

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