Administrator / Registration Officer

£21,725.00 per year
16 Apr 2019
30 Apr 2019
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Administrator / Registration Officer 

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working. 

Position Name: Registration officer 
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire 
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Salary: Grade 3, £21,725.00 per year 
Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon to Fri. 
Benefits: A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year. Flexible working and annualised hours; pension scheme; childcare voucher scheme; Cyclescheme; free parking; reduced gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more. We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community. 

Interview date: 10 May 2019 

About the role: 

It’s a varied role, full of challenges and requiring enthusiasm, dedication, a drive to exceed performance targets and deliver excellent customer service. If this sounds appealing to you, this could be the role for you. 


- Checking and validating forms, plans and fees against statutory requirements and securing additional or revised details as necessary 
- Registering applications on the Council’s ‘Ocella’ computer system 
- Measuring floor space and calculating the relevant Community Infrastructure Levy charges 
- Undertaking ‘Permitted Development’ checks on new applications 
- Dealing with enquiries from members of the public and people involved in the planning process (e.g. developers, builders and agents), in person, by telephone and via email 
- Undertaking and recording consultations on planning applications and amended plans 
- Administration support for appeals, enforcement and CIL 

About you: 

- A minimum of one year’s general office experience 
- GCSE’s in English and Maths at grade C or above, or equivalent level of qualification or experience 
- Good IT skills, including email, Excel and Microsoft packages and keyboard skills 
- Good level of numeracy 
- Good and effective communication skills 
- Excellent customer service skills 
- Good attention to detail 

If you have the following experience or qualifications – it’s a bonus: 

- Registering planning applications using a computer system 
- Knowledge of planning legislation 
- Experience of working within a planning and building control environment 
- Experience measuring electronically using Adobe 
- Experience measuring floor space and using this to calculate fees 
- Dealing with members of the public in person and by telephone 
- Reading, interpreting and validating planning applications 

You may have experience of the following: Registration Officer, Registration Assistant, Registration Administrator, Admin Assistant, Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Office Administrator, etc.

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