Career Grade Senior to Principal Planner - Witney

Zoek Pin Witney, Oxfordshire, England

Permanent (Unspecified)

Posted 5 days ago

Career Grade Senior to Principal Planner

£34,202-£44,972 per annum subject to experience and level

37 hours per week, permanent contract, multiple posts
Based in Witney with up to £4,000 (one off) expenses payment available (subject to terms and conditions)

Vacancy Number PUB141

An exciting time to join West Oxfordshire District Council

West Oxfordshire District Council is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing West Oxfordshire as one of the best places to live, work and visit in the UK. We provide a range of important services including waste and recycling collections, planning, housing, leisure, community safety and environmental health. The Council has an ambitious Council Plan focussed on a range of important priorities including climate action, strong local communities, and a vibrant district economy. We want to deliver excellent modern services whilst ensuring the financial sustainability of the Council. We also want to continue working in close partnership with our local communities and other important partners.

About the role…

Progressing within a career is one of the biggest milestones in most of our lives and it can be a challenge to find a career that truly fits our ambitions and aspirations. There are a few great organisations that can help you excel, achieve, and support you in discovering your true potential - Publica Group is one of these organisations. We're looking for Senior Planners who are looking to develop into Principal Planners to join our Planning Service.

This is a supervisory post where you will be expected to train/mentor and supervise more junior members of staff alongside dealing with the more complex and sensitive applications. It will involve management and leadership responsibilities as required and being recognised as an expert in the field of Development Management.

This post is career graded to enable you to develop as experience/skills/qualifications are gained or to be appointed at a higher level if they are already in place. We will take account of your current salary, qualifications and experience when assessing your application. You do not have to start at the bottom of the career grade as we are looking to appoint at higher salary levels dependant on qualifications and experience.

You will be a team leader largely responsible for the preparation/organisation of the monthly schedule of applications to be determined by Members and for the day to day supervision of the work and output of part the wider Development Management team as well as carrying a caseload of the more complex and sensitive applications.

The appended Role Description and Employee specification sets out the entry level requirements to be appointed at Senior level and the attached matrix indicates the likely criteria to determine where appointments will be made and how career advancement to Principal level can take place.

These are new roles to expand the planning team to help with the increased demand, which will cover West Oxfordshire District Council, and you will have the opportunity to work across Cotswold and Forest of Dean District Council to further develop your career progression. Within these Districts, there are plenty of places to see and visit whether you love hiking or cycling. With our agile working ethos: you will be spoilt for choice.

The appended Role Description and Employee specification sets out the entry level requirements to be appointed at Senior level and the attached matrix indicates the likely criteria to determine where appointments will be made and how career advancement to Principal level can take place.

You will need…

  • To be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant profession
  • Five years' experience in the relevant field
  • A relevant professional membership/qualification of governing body
  • The ability to facilitate and manage ongoing change
  • The ability to resolve complex issues and complaints by negotiation
  • The ability to remain calm and confident when dealing with challenging customers and environments
  • Ability to inspire and successfully motivate others towards shared objectives

Special Conditions…

  • Ability to travel

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date for CV's:Sunday 19th September 2021 at midnightInterview Date:week commencing 27th September 2021

You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd, which was created by four partner Councils (West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, Cheltenham Borough Council and Forest of Dean District Council) to deliver more efficient and improved services.

Publica is a unique place to work - we are a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer-focused organisation driven by real user needs.

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the 'Apply Now' icon within this page.

Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.

Accredited of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies - Please state this within your covering statement or in a separate email.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references; proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years' employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.
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