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Job Title: Planner

Oxford City Council


Contract Type:
Full time

Oxford, South Central

Job Level:


Closing Date:

Town Planning

Local Authority

Development Management Service

The role

Oxford City Council is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible individual and a team player to play a key 
role as a Planner in the Development Management Service – is this you?

You will be able to negotiate effectively whilst delivering excellent customer service and be pragmatic with a can-do and solution focussed attitude to support us becoming the ‘Best in Class’.  We can develop your skills and knowledge with the chance to participate in our career grade scheme. This will enhance your expertise on your journey to be a senior officer lead officer with your own case load, presenting cases to Committee. You will also be required to assist with supporting and mentoring staff and signing out decisions.

We are on an improvement journey and we have high ambitions. If you want to be part of this 
exciting journey and help to develop an exemplary planning service in a world class city then we’d 
like to meet you.

About us

Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for  everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of  Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.

We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.

Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.
We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service 
We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development 
An above average pension offering 
Plus other great benefits

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 website.

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