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Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 Officer

South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
Place of work:
Horizon Building, Norwich, Norwich
Salary details:
£29,577 - £34,392
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Closing date:
03 December 2023 11:30 PM
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 1 full time-post and 1 part-time post for 3 days a week are available 

Do you have as passion for working with communities to create better places ?

Role Snapshot… To provide professional advice on all matters relating Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 Planning Agreements to applicants, developers, parish councils and officers. Do you enjoy working with others, good with numbers and have a drive to deliver the best development for our communities ? Then read on...


What you could be part of…

Working as one team across two Councils you will be part of a dynamic multi-disciplined development management team which is facilitating and encouraging the delivery of growth to a high standard. The role offers the unique opportunity to work closely with developers and community organisations, including Parish Council’s to provide quality development and associated infrastructure.


Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focused services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.


What you’ll be doing…

  • Providing advice to officers, public/agents and applicants on all CIL and Section 106 issues
  • Monitoring commencements, completions and occupations on sites subject to CIL and Section 106 agreements to ensure all contributions/obligations are provided on time.
  • Supporting parish and town councils to identify and prioritise local infrastructure needs having regard to proposed and approved growth in the local area and, where relevant, the policies of the neighbourhood plan.
  • Supporting parish and town councils to optimise the use of funding to deliver infrastructure and facilities in the local area, including Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) receipts.  


You must have…

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English or relevant experience.
  • The ability to demonstrate practical and accurate financial skills.
  • The ability to demonstrate a knowledge of Planning, CIL and S106 legislation and developments.
  • The ability to prepare reports which may need to be presented orally and in writing, and be able to deal with any subsequent enquiries.
  • The ability to demonstrate ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines demonstrating strong organisational and prioritisation techniques.
  • Experience of co-ordinating activities across a number of complex projects and working across disciplines to achieve shared objectives.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the confidence to negotiate with people at all levels.
  • A UK driving licence.


What’s in it for you…

Our package includes:

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 5 years service plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Opportunity to work your hours flexibly to improve your work life balance (where operationally possible)
  • Employer pension contributions of 15% with the option to make additional voluntary contributions
  • Access to our One Team Rewards scheme including discounts in high street shops and restaurants, employee assistance programme and car lease scheme – with more to come!
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Regular reviews with your line manager, develop a personal development plan, as well as opportunities to undertake training
  • Compassionate leave and sickness entitlement for times of need
  • Support towards volunteering days in the community and encouragement to be involved with fun activities to raise money for local and national charities.


Why Work For Us?

Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.


What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?

The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.


What Roles Do the Councils Offer?

The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.


What Benefits do our Employees Receive?

View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.


What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?

The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.


What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?

The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.


Where are we advertising?

We are advertising internally and externally.

If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager; a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.


Key Information:

For advice on how to apply, please visit our website

If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.


Recruiting Manager: Stuart Pontin


Phone Number: 01508 533796


HR Team:


Phone Number: 01508 533995


Closing date: 3 December 2023 at 11:30PM

Interview date: To be confirmed

Other Information

Next steps…

We will contact you via email, after the recruiting manager has shortlisted for the role to advise you of the shortlisting decision. Please note, we do not provide feedback at the application stage.


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If you want to learn more about the Councils, then please visit our joint website - South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils Website.


For lots of great information about employee life at the Councils please visit the above linked pages or visit our Jobs and Training Courses website page.


For information on how we use your data and the Councils Data Protection Policy please have a look at the Councils website


Please note we only accept applications submitted through our job’s portal, via Norfolk Jobs Direct:


We are not accountable for any applications or details published through other job sites.




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