We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Planning Lawyer to join our well respected in house Legal Team to lead on all aspects of planning law in connection with the Council’s functions.
As the successful candidate you will be an expert in your field with the ability to handle complex planning work. As well as having the technical ability you will need to show yourself to be confident, professional, enthusiastic, a creative thinker that can influence and drive progress and able to give clear and credible advice to senior officers and elected members.
You should also be a proactive team player, be flexible in approach and be willing to get involved in all areas of the Service’s work and want to play a prominent role in helping the Service to develop and improve. If you are a highly organised, enthusiastic and proactive individual, with a commitment to excellent customer service we would like to hear from you.
Oxford is a vibrant and dynamic City with a global reputation and the City Council sits at the centre of it all. We are an evolving organisation that plays an influential role in the success of the City. Working closely with our partners, we are driving a progressive agenda that is building stronger communities, tackling climate change and helping the economy to thrive.
It is a brilliant time to join Oxford City Council and this role will sit at the centre of all that we are trying to achieve in the Law & Governance Service. The Service, which operates at the heart of the Council, is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority, electoral registration and the conduct of elections, information governance across the Authority, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints, emergency planning and the provision of the full range of legal services to one of the most efficient, effective and ambitious councils in the country with high aspirations for the city.
We are seeking a passionate individual who is motivated by working for an inclusive and diverse organisation that is determined in its ambition to build ‘a world class city for everyone’, ensuring ‘excellent public services are at the heart of everything’.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.