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Job Title: Principal Planner

Oxford City Council


Contract Type:
Full time

Oxford, South Central

Job Level:
Principal Planner


Closing Date:

Town Planning

Public Sector

Development Management Services

The role

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

Oxford is a world class city with an international reputation, and the Development Management team 
has been involved in projects that have transformed Oxford in recent years including the £440m  Westgate Shopping Centre, 885 home urban extension at Barton, and the mixed-use employment 
led development at Oxford North. The team are also involved in projects for prestigious employers in the historic core of Oxford; where the demand to provide new development in the context of one of the world’s finest cities presents a unique and exciting challenge.

The ability to negotiate effectively whilst delivering excellent customer service is essential and you  must be pragmatic with a can-do and solution focussed attitude to support our ambitions.

This is your opportunity to be part of the team that will help deliver Oxford’s future growth and  development. If you want to be part of this and help contribute to an exemplary planning service in 
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 web site.

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