Infrastructure Implementation Officer (Housing Development)
This is a chance to join our infrastructure and development team at an exciting time. The councils have strong growth agendas to create homes, jobs and improved spaces within our districts. New development generates a need for improved facilities and infrastructure. The delivery of infrastructure is key to achieving our aims and goals and you’ll be part of a busy team ensuring that infrastructure is planned and delivered for communities.
Infrastructure Implementation Officer Responsibilities:
• to be informed of S106 and CIL funding monies available for community infrastructure
• to be familiar with the areas of large housing development (existing and proposed) in the districts
• advise parish council and other organisations regarding the availability and restrictions around infrastructure funding
• assisting third parties with applications for funding
• checking computer records relating to Section 106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payments
• ensuring contributions are received and spent in accordance with legal requirements and targets
• liaising with and providing information to internal departments, Oxfordshire County Council, parish councils and developers
• preparing spending reports for authorisation and processing payments to third parties in accordance with internal procedures and the constitution
• responding to Section 106 legal agreement/Community Infrastructure Levy enquiries
• overseeing provision of new buildings and other infrastructure as provided through Section 106 agreements is fit for purpose and completed to satisfactory standards
• to liaise with planning officers and provide information on the community needs for infrastructure
• respond to consultations on Neighbourhood Plans in respect of community infrastructure needs
• to attend meetings in the community and perform development site visits and inspections
• such other duties as may be required from time to time, including ad hoc projects, surveys or research.
• other related monitoring work, for example in relation to the Community Infrastructure Levy or S106 agreements
Possible other duties and responsibilities
• creating, updating and maintaining computer records relating to S106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy payments
• monitoring development progress in relation to S106 agreements through internal sources, GIS, telephone, email and site visits
• calculating contributions due and raising invoices for the payment of section 106 contributions
• the collection, analysis and reporting of monitoring data
• the presentation of monitoring data using GIS
• preparation of written monitoring reports
• development and maintenance of monitoring indicators to enable the team to assess the success of infrastructure delivery
• other related monitoring work, for example in relation to the Community Infrastructure Levy
Infrastructure Implementation Officer Requirements:
Your essential skills, knowledge and experience
• understanding of, and capacity for, statistical work
• ability to understand and interpret legal agreements
• good oral and accurate written communication skills
• experience of working in a customer focused environment dealing with the public face to face and on the telephone
• analytical and problem-solving skills
• an understanding of database systems
• a good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and good keyboard skills
• own a full, clean driving licence and adequately taxed/insured vehicle
Your essential qualifications
• 2 ‘A’ Levels or equivalent qualifications or level of experience
If you have the following experience or qualifications – it’s a bonus
• degree or other high-level qualification in planning, finance, law or statistical management
• an understanding of Geographical Information Systems, Financial Management Systems or Content Management Systems
• an understanding of planning procedures and processes
• ability to interpret scale drawings and be able to read Ordnance Survey maps
• experience of working in the public sector
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are forward-thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who can communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme.
The benefits we offer
• A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year.
• Flexible working and annualised hours – a flexible approach to work that our employees love!
• Salary pay awards – most jobs give scope for a pay increase after six months or the following April (depending on your start date) and we also review salaries each April.
• A generous career average pension scheme which includes life insurance of three times your salary
• No car park costs as there’s ample free parking
• The opportunity to purchase a bike through Cycle scheme (cheaper than directly through a store) so that you can cycle to work!
• A salary sacrifice car lease scheme – a fully inclusive driving package for a fixed monthly cost
• Various schemes to keep you healthy (reduced gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more)
• We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community.
Location: The designated office base is 135 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. However, the role can be delivered on an agreed pattern of hybrid working
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time, 37 per week
Salary: £37,185 per annum plus benefits
Closing Date: 01/02/2022
You may have experience of the following: Section 106, CIL, S106, Planning Assistant, Affordable Housing, Local Government, Infrastructure Planning Officer, Civil Infrastructure, New Build Housing, Clerk of Works, Community Infrastructure Levy, etc.
Ref: 106 008