Senior and Principal Planning Officers

Cherwell DC
Grade H: £36,596.50 - £41,395.50 per annum, Grade I: £41,395.50 - £46,196.00 per annum
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Community Development, Housing
Officer, Planner
Local Authority
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Senior and Principal Planning Officers


Service and Directorate: Planning and Development

Salary: Grade H: £36,596.50 - £41,395.50 per annum, Grade I: £41,395.50 - £46,196.00 per annum


The Job


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. Through the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal there is investment for new homes and infrastructure across Oxfordshire. Cherwell is growing. We have lots of large and exciting projects and through our project team approach, officers work together on the diverse and interesting developments coming forward, supporting each other.


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.


The Person


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.


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!


For the Principal Planning Officer role, 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.


The Benefits


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

• Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service)


Closing date: Monday 29th August 2022.


Interview date: TBC


Additional information


For more information, please contact Alex Chrusciak, Senior Manager – Development Management, on 01295 227034. 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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