Planning Policy Team Leader

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse
Grade 9; £ £47,666-51,817 per year
07 Mar 2019
05 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Team Leader

Planning Policy Team Leader

 Grade 9; £ £47,666-51,817 per year

Brief Overview

We’re looking for a dynamic and professional town planner with expertise in plan-making and with management experience or management potential.  We are looking for a team leader for the planning policy team.  If you are committed to high quality customer service and ready for a new challenge, this could be the role for you.

The successful applicant for this high profile role will join the councils at an exciting time to coordinate and manage the work of one of the policy teams. The immediate focus will be to finalise the adoption of the Vale of White Horse Local Plan Part 2 and commence the review of the Local Plan. The team will also develop the Council’s policy approach to Community Infrastructure Levy.

This role will manage the planning policy team ensuring that service and operational objectives of each council are met within the service team. In addition, this post will have budgetary responsibilities to help deliver service objectives. They will also ensure that the team delivers high quality and value for money services to customers, direct and commissioned, and will actively seek opportunities to improve customer service and service delivery.

As Planning Policy Team Leader, the post holder will provide effective leadership and development for the team and will encourage best practice in a shared working arrangement. They will facilitate informed decisions by ensuring that officers and councillors are appraised of issues and receive relevant best practice professional advice. The post holder will also assist the service manager and head of service in the operational management of the service area.

If this job excites you, we would love to hear from you. Please set out clearly how you meet the person specification. When applying, please note that it is important to save the online form as you go along because the form WILL timeout after 30 minutes and all of your work will be lost if you have not saved the form.

The councils are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.  We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post.

Please assume that if you have not heard from us by the interview date then you have not been selected for interview on this occasion.

If you are invited to an interview, please note that we do not reimburse costs for your travel or other expenses that you incur.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'

Closing date is Friday 5 April at noon.

Interview date: tbc.

Please note that applications for this post must be received by 12:00 noon on 5 April 2019.


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