Principal Planning Officer Strategic Planning
Maidstone – Continuous improvement by adapting to continuous change
In recent years, Maidstone Borough has experienced unprecedented growth and this is set to continue. We are in a great position to continue to shape this growth and create great places by reason of a recently adopted Local Plan and a genuine commitment to achieving high quality design. We consider that good growth can only be delivered through collaboration and so we place emphasis on providing clear and constructive advice at an early stage in the development process utilising Planning Performance Agreements.
With delivery of the adopted Maidstone Local Plan underway, Maidstone Local Plan Review now commencing and the Community Infrastructure Levy now in effect, this is a great time to join our experienced and expanding Strategic Planning Team. You will have the opportunity to take a key role in a comprehensive Local Plan Review from start to finish and take responsibility for important areas of evidence and policy making. You will need to be able to work effectively with Members including presenting at committees. You will be a member of the RTPI with existing strategic planning experience including collaborative working with other Council departments and with key partners. This post pays up to £38,555.
To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Rob Jarman, Strategic Planning Manager on 01622 602214. Previous applicants need not apply.
Closing Date: 07 January 2019
Interview Date: TBC
Council Benefits: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.