Senior Planning Officers ( 1 X Major Projects and 1x Area Team)

Swale, Kent
£42,583 including Market Supplement + Car Allowance
13 Apr 2018
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

The Borough lies in an attractive and diverse part of Kent, which brings challenges and opportunities alike.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for two talented, self-motivated senior planners to join the Council’s Development Management Team to contribute towards meeting the Borough’s spatial objectives. The service receives many significant major planning applications ranging from large commercial operations to major new housing sites of up to 1,500 dwellings providing a wide ranging and interesting workload.

The successful candidates would be expected to be proactive problem solvers and  advocates for high-quality place making.  You would need to be able to work on your own initiative, lead on many complex planning cases, attend and present at Planning Committee and take the lead on behalf of the Council at planning appeals.  Preferably you would already be an RPTI member (or at the very least be eligible to apply for full membership) with demonstrable experience of handling complex planning cases.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic planner wanting to gain a wide breadth of experience across a wide range of planning issues and to be involved with a progressive and innovative team aiming to make a significant difference to the quality of life for those living and working within the Borough.

These are both permanent positions working 37 hours per week.

For an informal chat or for more information, please contact Andy Jeffers, Development Manager on 01795 417116.

The Council considers that all roles should be able to communicate clearly and concisely.

Swale Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.

To apply for the position please click on the 'Apply Now Button' and complete the online application form.

Closing Date:  29th April 2018

Interview Date: w/c 7th May 2018

Council Benefits:  career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), to employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement

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