Infrastructure, Town Planning, Communications and Engagement roles

Location
National, London
Salary
See Job Description
Posted
18 Feb 2021
Closes
01 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior

Infrastructure, Town Planning, Communications and Engagement roles – Oxford-Cambridge Arc Development Corporations Programme

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc (the Arc) is a key economic priority for the Government and has the potential to be a world-leading hub for innovation, and an exemplar for sustainable, well-designed development which puts communities and people first.

To help the Arc meet its long-term economic potential and deliver much-needed homes, MHCLG, working with Homes England, is examining the case for sustainable new settlements/development and the most appropriate delivery mechanisms to bring these forward. As part of this initiative, we are recruiting for a Town Planner, a Senior Town Planning and Infrastructure Specialist and a Communications and Engagement Manager. Full details for each role are available on Civil Service Jobs. Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 1st March 2021.

Senior Town Planning and Infrastructure Specialist, Oxford-Cambridge Arc Development Corporations Programme  £ 36,337 (National), £ 39,598 (London)

Responsibilities:

• Working with specialists in the wider team and department to develop a robust evidence-base specification relating to planning, environment, transport and utilities.

• Supporting delivery of the evidence-base specification and acting as lead client for some commissions, holding responsibility for scoping, procurement, oversight and delivery.

• Collaborating with MHCLG colleagues, Homes England, other government departments, Arms Length Bodies and local partners on specific elements of the planning and infrastructure programme.

• Leading on the resolution of complex multifaceted issues relating to planning, environment, transport and utilities.

• Supporting the wider team in delivering an effective work programme.

Town Planner, Oxford-Cambridge Arc Development Corporations Programme £30,188 (National), £33,210 (London)

Responsibilities:
• Working with specialists in the wider team and department to develop a robust evidence-base specification relating to planning, environment, transport and utilities.
• Supporting delivery of the evidence-base specification including the scoping, procurement, oversight and delivery of external procurements.
• Collaborating with MHCLG colleagues, Homes England, other government departments, Arms Length Bodies and local partners on specific elements of the planning and infrastructure programme.
• Supporting the resolution of complex multifaceted issues relating to planning, environment, transport and utilities.
• Supporting the wider team in delivering an effective work programme.

Grade 7 Communications and Engagement Manager, Oxford-Cambridge Arc Development Corporations Programme  £48,197 (National), £53,132 (London)

Responsibilities:
• Designing an effective public engagement strategy for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc development corporations programme. You will need to consider phasing, the most appropriate engagement channels, coordination with other relevant public engagement activities, and the regulatory and policy environment.
• Delivering the strategy and being accountable for its effectiveness via traditional, digital and/or social media, including ensuring we reach diverse/more hard to reach groups.
• Where necessary, procuring and managing external suppliers to support the design/delivery of the public engagement strategy.
• Collaborating with Government Communications colleagues, Homes England, other teams, departments and agencies, and local partners such as local authorities.
• Preparing for public announcements or events, including writing/approving announcement text, media briefings, Q&As etc.
• Dealing with media enquiries, Parliamentary Questions, Freedom of Information Requests of other external enquiries.
• Being part of the leadership group of the wider team and helping to create a motivated, high performing, happy team.
• Potential to line manage one or more team members.

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