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Principal Policy Planner

Dover District Council
Dover Area
Competitive salary of between £43,557 and £49,297 per annum + benefits!
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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

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

Competitive salary of between £43,557 and £49,297 per annum + benefits!

Always fancied being paid to live and work by the seaside? Do you strive to make a true difference to the local community? Dover District Council are looking for an experienced town planner to join us in our Planning Policy team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified policy planner to take their next step into a principal position within a forward thinking, innovative council.

You will play a key part in preparing the New Local Plan. We are currently preparing the Regulation 19 Publication with the aim to submit for Examination next year. Therefore, we are seeking an experienced Planning Policy professional with previous experience of this process. This role requires an organised and methodical individual, able to manage competing priorities, as well as somebody with the curiosity and tenacity to explore opportunities and think outside of the box.

You will be reporting directly to the Planning Policy and Projects Manager and managing members of the wider team. It is imperative that you are able to manage and support colleagues as they grow within their own roles, as well as taking on your own projects and responsibilities.

In addition to a competitive salary of up to £49,297 you can expect the following benefits: 

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.

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

  • A post-graduate degree in Town and Country Planning or equivalent and be a member, or eligible for membership, of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Experience at a senior level working within planning policy with a proven track record of delivery of successful outcomes.
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to develop projects from conception through to delivery

For an informal, confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Ashley Taylor – Planning Policy and Projects Manager, Dover District Council 01304 872409.

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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. 

Find Us
01304 872121
White Cliffs Business Park
Honeywoord Road
CT16 3PF
United Kingdom
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