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Senior Policy Planner

Dover District Council
Dover, Kent
Competitive salary of up to £39,753 per Annum + Benefits + Excellent relocation package!
Closing date
13 Oct 2019

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior
Planning, Policy and Strategy

Job Details

Do you have what it takes to be a Senior Policy Planner in a stunning coastal location? 

Competitive salary of up to £39,753 per Annum + Benefits + Excellent relocation package!

Always fancied being paid to live and work by the seaside? Do you strive to make a true difference to your own local community? Dover District Council are looking for a qualified town planner to join us in our friendly Planning Policy team.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified planner to take their next step into a Senior position within a forward thinking, innovative council. You will play a key part in preparing the new Local Plan and driving forward town regeneration and an ambitions housing strategy into the next generation. This is a creative role that requires ambition, tenacity and passion for the local community working on a range of regeneration and existing projects

In addition to a competitive salary of up to £39,753 you can expect the following benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities to undertake further professional development 
  • 21 Days Leave + Bank Holidays + Christmas Closure + increasing holiday allowance to reflect the length of service.
  • Private healthcare scheme 
  • Excellent local authority pension scheme with the opportunity for staff make Advanced Voluntary Contributions to top of their pension  
  • Relocation package for candidates outside of the area

The opportunity to live and work within a seaside location that is bursting with heritage accompanied by a number of towns and rural villages that are all within easy reach of the coast. Other benefits of living in the district include the excellent transportation links to London and across the continent via High-speed Train   - Click here to find out more reasons to live in the Dover District! 

This is an exciting time to join our team and to make a valuable contribution to the development, examination and subsequent adoption of the new Local Plan. This position will require your expertise across housing, infrastructure and regeneration strategies. 

In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you have the following: 

  • Qualification in Town Planning (RTPI)
  • 2 years minimum Planning Experience

For an informal, confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Adrian Fox - Policy and Projects Manager Dover District Council 01304 872474.

To find out more about Working and Living in Dover please click the video link here:

Closing date: 6th October 2019

Interviews: 17th October 2019


Just an hour from central London on the UK’s only high speed rail link, and with unrivalled connections to Europe, Dover is a great place to live, work and play!  Exciting town centre and waterfront regeneration schemes, with new retail and leisure developments will keep you busy not only at work but also in your leisure time! 

The Dover district offers a great lifestyle choice, combining idyllic countryside with rural hamlets and villages, and a world-famous coastline dominated by the White Cliffs of Dover.  As the closest town in the UK to France, living in the Dover District also provides the opportunity for regular hops across the Channel to experience French lifestyle too!

The Dover District features some of the most vibrant seaside communities in the south east, including the bustling Port of Dover with its ferries and cruise ships, cosmopolitan Deal, and the medieval splendour of Sandwich.             

Alongside its stunning coastal and natural beauty, Dover is one of the most historic areas of the UK.  There are no less than 50 scheduled ancient monuments; 2,800 listed buildings; 57 conservation areas; and 9 historic parks and gardens. 

Dover is an exciting and diverse place to work.  Major regeneration opportunities and projects are ongoing within the District, the success of which you could contribute to. 

Company info
01304 872121
White Cliffs Business Park
Honeywoord Road
CT16 3PF

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