Principal Planner (Planning Policy)

St Aldates Chambers, Oxford, Oxfordshire
G8: £37,604 with possible progression to £39,489 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
17 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

The role

Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, has an internationally renowned heritage covering 1,000 years of architectural history which plays an important role as a part of a thriving 21st century city and you could be part of this.

Oxford is a dynamic city with an exciting growth agenda so we are looking for an enthusiastic person who has the ability to take a lead role within our Planning Policy team. Work would involve production of the Oxford Local Plan 2036 (programmed for preferred options consultation this summer) and joint work across the wider sub-region. This represents a varied and stimulating workload, and will offer an excellent experience working in a forward thinking local authority.

Do you have the passion and drive to help shape the future of Oxford and provide a legacy we can all be proud of?  You may be looking for the next step in your career or already working at this level. We offer the opportunity to work in a vibrant city with extraordinary planning opportunities; so come and support our ambition to be a best in class planning service

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. With over 1200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles.  We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme.  We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Rachel Williams on 01865 252170 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities.   Disabled Applicants who meet the essential criteria on the role profile will be invited to interview.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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