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Senior Planning Officer

Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall, Oxford
£43,421 - £50,512 per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Officer, Planner
Local Authority
Senior Executive

About us

Oxfordshire County Council has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to work on planning applications for minerals and waste development. 


About the role

As part of the council's Development Management team, you will be responsible for processing planning applications and providing related pre-application engagement including preparation of Screening and Scoping Opinions for Environmental Impact Assessment. There may also be the opportunity to provide planning services to other authorities where service level agreements are in place.


About you

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


Rewards and benefits

  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays 
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development


Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 

For an informal discussion please contact Mary Hudson, or David Periam,


Application Procedure

To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking either of the Apply Now buttons at the top and bottom of this advert. 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. 

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Closing date: Friday 21 June 2024.

Interview date: Week commencing 1 July 2024.

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