Principal Planning Officer x 2
Planning and Development
Grade I: £40,683.00 - £45,401.00 per annum (pro rata)
37 hours per week, permanent (part time applications welcome)
Cherwell has attractive countryside lying at the northern edge of the Cotswolds. Its ironstone and limestone villages, many listed buildings and conservation areas ensure a wide variety of case work.
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.
Delivering high-quality development starts with securing high-quality people. If you are an enthusiastic and ambitious Planner, passionate about delivering well-planned sustainable communities, you could be what we’re looking for to lead on the most complex and controversial applications related to the strategic delivery sites within in District. Candidates will need to be pro-active, delivery focused, innovative and adept in group working and problem solving. You will project manage the most significant development proposals, including those of a corporate priority, and report back to senior management and Council committees as necessary. Recognising the needs of our customers, we want individuals who embody our ambitions for a high quality, efficient and value for money development management service. To aid this, you will also assist in supervising, leading, motivating, managing and developing staff.
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: Monday 03 January 2022
Interview date: w/c Monday 10 January 2022
For more information, please contact Andy Bateson, Team Leader – General Developments Team, on 01295 221886.
To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit our website or contact Human Resources on 01295 221767
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