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Principal Infrastructure Funding Negotiator OCC5714

Job Details


Salary Range: £41,675 - £48,526 per annum

Work Location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 9 June 2019



About Us


By 2031, Oxfordshire will have benefitted from a multi-million-pound investment. And you could be key to seeing this vision realised. Having initially started out as a commitment to spend £millions on transport, housing, connectivity and infrastructure, that pot has grown monumentally thanks to creative developments in association with the private sector and central government.


Now, with our partners, we are in the position to build 100,000 new homes, redefine transport, deliver high quality education facilities and shape the future potential of this young and rapidly-growing county. With one third of the population aged 18-29, it’s time to be brave with our ambitions.

The Role


Oxfordshire is seeing exciting times with shaping and delivering large scale housing and employment growth and you could be at the heart of this with facilitating planning permissions and securing funding for county infrastructure and services. Working alongside key services within the council, including legal, transport, education, property and you will be critical in ensuring that with developers we can deliver the necessary infrastructure and services, at the right time to support growth.


In this role, you will need to provide, as a line manager, guidance, advice and support, as the professional specialist lead negotiating and securing s106 agreements, to ensure a high-quality, coordinated service.


Your main duties will include:


  • To represent and articulate the County Council’s advice on development proposals including infrastructure and service requirements dealing with developers, landowners, City & District councils and others
  • To identify, justify, co-ordinate, negotiate and secure funding for county council service infrastructure needs arising from development proposals 
  • To negotiate and secure key infrastructure and land from initial approach from developer, pre-application discussions through to the signing of the S106 agreement providing an audit trail of decisions made
  • To instruct, manage and monitor production of the legal agreement, liaising with Legal Services and consulting with other expert officers
  • To present and help defend the County Council’s case in relation to infrastructure funding matters at planning appeals as required
  • Will lead, coordinate strategies for developing the funding and securing of infrastructure
  • To support and deputise for the Infrastructure Team Funding Manager as required


The role will be based at County Hall and the County Council has adopted agile and flexible working.



  • Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subject area
  • Substantial experience working within the specified area of expertise
  • Experience in working at a similar level in Local Government


The top end of the salary range will require in addition to the above:


  • A management qualification or significant management experience within a similar work place
  • Substantial experience of working in an environment with high risks to safety and reputation
  • Substantial experience of managing and/or operating high value service contracts.
  • Experience of engagement in industry at a regional or national level


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Rewards and Benefits


In return, we can offer you:


  • Relocation expenses of up to £8,000 where criteria are met
  • A supportive and inclusive team where you will be empowered to make good professional decisions supported by regular supervision
  • An agile working environment with a tailored induction plan
  • A wide variety of learning & development, coaching & mentoring and career development opportunities through our learning zone
  • A staff discount scheme for a range of retailers; holidays; insurance; eating out; health & leisure activities and rail travel
  • 24 – 32 days annual leave each year and an excellent pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 20% of salary

Contact details for an informal discussion:


Hannah Battye, Growth Manager on 07808 573 932

Howard Cox, Infrastructure Funding Team Manager on 07554 103 438

CVs and covering letters are welcome - please attach to your application!



Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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