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Thank you for taking the time to visit this website and find out more about this exciting career opportunity – a key management role working across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils.

It’s a career move that promises a much wider and diverse portfolio than most. Our districts are recognised as highly desirable places to live, and supporting economic growth and investment while ensuring we preserve the environment and heritage that make us such a distinctive area requires careful and continued management. Getting it right is a priority for both organisations, and our Planning team is the largest professional group within the councils’ joint team.

The profile of our districts is such that you can expect to bring your professional expertise to bear in very different settings. We’re home to Enterprise Zones, large areas of Green Belt, flood plains and designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can be assured that no two days will be the same, and there will be considerable scope for you to develop your professional experience.

Working across two organisations brings an added dimension to this role. It requires an adept and thoughtful management approach, highly attuned emotional and political awareness, and the ability to forge very productive relationships with elected councillors in both councils.

I believe that this is a great professional opportunity for an ambitious planning professional and I look forward to working closely with the successful candidate.

The councils have engaged Solace in Business to support this important appointment. I encourage you to contact them on 020 7976 3311 to find out more about the role.

Adrian Duffield
Head of Planning

 

Working across two organisations brings an added dimension to this role. It requires an adept and thoughtful management approach, highly attuned emotional and political awareness, and the ability to forge very productive relationships with elected councillors in both councils.