Senior Planning Policy Officer

  • Job Reference: 133863
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Abingdon
  • Salary: £43,191 to £48,117
  • Sector: Government, Politics and Policy
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is a full-time 2-year fixed term post, working 37 hours a week. This post is at Grade 7 (£43,191 - £48,117).

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, running a joint service, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country.

Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic town planner with experience in local plan-making? South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are looking for an ambitious policy planner committed to place-making and high-quality customer service. We are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic people who are able to communicate well at all levels.

This is an exciting time to join the team. The immediate focus will be to play a part in preparing the Council’s first joint Local Plan - developing the innovative policies and site allocations to address the climate emergency and net carbon ambitions. You can expect to work on topics for the Local Plan and its evidence base, carry out research, help bring forward innovative policy solutions, be part of the digital planning revolution, and work with our neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues.

Both Council’s Local Plans are balancing the need for new homes and economic growth with the enhancement of the environment. We are part the government’s garden communities programme with a Garden Town and two Garden Villages, which brings opportunities to use skills in urban design, healthy placemaking, and a proactive approach to green infrastructure. We are also receiving significant investment in infrastructure, the prospect of nationally significant infrastructure planned in Oxfordshire, and we are involved in collaborative work as part of the strategic level Oxfordshire Plan.

An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. We have smart working practices and the technology to support hybrid working, primarily home based.

If you are looking for a new challenge and enjoy working in a friendly and fast-paced exciting environment with opportunities to develop professionally, this could be the role for you.

Closing date for applications: 8th July 2022

You may have experience of the following: Senior Planning Officer, Local Authority, Policy, Town Planning, Council, Planner, Project Management, Planning Policy Manager, Town Planner, Legislation, RTPI, Sustainability, etc.

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