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Assistant Planner / Planner

Employer: Oxford City Council

  • Reference: 001073
  • Published on: Fri 10/02/2017 16:22 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/03/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: G5-G6: £24,366 with possible progression to £30,393 per annum (Starting salary subject to qualifications and experience as per career grade scheme)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxfordshire

The role


A great opportunity has arisen for two new Assistant Planners or Planners to join our busy development management team. Here at Oxford City Council you will find every day is different. We have an amazing range of planning challenges, with our beautiful historic buildings often sitting side by side modern innovative architecture. We are also balancing the needs to respect our heritage with the demands of a modern thriving city.

Whether at the start of your planning career or coming with some planning experience you will be excited and motivated to develop your skills in an inspirational city while playing a key role in contributing to the work of the team and looking after customers. In return we can offer to develop your skills and knowledge and the chance to participate in our career graded scheme which will enhance your expertise.

Organised and methodical with the ability to make effective decisions to provide a highly professional customer service, you will be committed to improving our services and supporting our ambition to be a best in class planning service.

About us


Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. With over 1200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

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.



Applications should be made via: Our on-line application system (no CVs please)
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk.

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 252959 for Direct Services roles.

Closing Date: 02 March 2017
Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 15 March 2017

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Adrian Arnold on 01865 252231 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. Disabled Applicants who meet the essential criteria on the role profile will be invited to interview.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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