Strategic Planner – OCC615116

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£39,186 per annum
Job Type
Full Time

Job details

Salary range: £39,186 per annum

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Please note we are actively looking at our ways of working, post the pandemic, using everything we have learnt and heard from our people about the organisational and personal benefits of hybrid working. What you can absolutely expect from working at OCC is that you will have the freedom to do your job and deliver great results, wherever you are based. Each role at OCC is different and we know the needs of individuals are also varied, and so our approach to where and how often we would like to see you in person will be taken depending on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you as part of the recruitment process.
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working  
Contract type: Temporary for 24 months 

Closing date: Friday 26th April 2024
Interview date: Tuesday 14th May 2024

About us

The successful candidate will join the Strategic Planning team and assist in arranging county council input into the district and city-wide Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans. The role will be instrumental to shaping infrastructure and planning proposals required to support a growing Oxfordshire.

About the role

If successful you will be responsible for providing strategic planning advice to ensure the county's priorities and statutory requirements are secured in strategic development sites, Local Plans, Neighbourhood Plans and other planning documents in Oxfordshire, neighbouring authorities and other regional and national strategic bodies. 

You will be heavily involved in all aspects of strategic planning and provide specialised locality-based knowledge and advice where required.

About you

You will be highly motivated, with a keen eye for detail and strong sense of customer focus, delivering the best possible experience to our stakeholders, customers and partners. You will be a good motivator and mentor for your team, providing quality advice and guidance, based on sound knowledge and experience. Ideally you will have an Undergraduate degree in Town Planning or a similar/related subject.

Rewards and benefits

  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 33 days holiday p.a. plus bank holidays 
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dawn Pettis, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Manager at  

Application Procedure

To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking either of the Apply Now buttons at the top and bottom of this advert. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.   

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or on maternity or family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support, education and safe spaces for all.
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Guaranteed Interview Schemes

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education, we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.
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Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.
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Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.
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