Motivated by the prospect of a leadership role with interesting, varied and challenging work in a unique and inspirational setting? Then look no further.
Oxford City Council is looking for a Development Management Team leader for the Major Projects team within the Development Management service in planning. We are looking for a leader who can inspire their teams, develop and manage relationships and help deliver a high quality, 21st century planning service for Oxford.
As one of our three team leaders you will play a key role in supporting the delivery of an immensely important front-line service. Leading and managing an extremely busy planning team dealing with a wide range of Major Applications and related work you will care passionately about delivering excellent customer service. Securing high quality new development, whilst also being pragmatic and having a can-do and solution focussed attitude are also key in leading these teams and making a difference to the people of Oxford.
We are on an improvement journey, have high ambitions and if you want to be part of this and help develop an exemplary planning service in a world class city then we’d like to meet you.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
Closing Date: 22 August 2021
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date: 06 September 2021
We are an equal opportunity employer: For an informal discussion about the post please contact Andrew Murdoch on 01865 252228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.