If you thrive on action, you will love Dartford. Working for an ambitious authority that is well and truly on the map, no two days will be the same. Located on the edge of London, we have exciting proposals to transform Dartford Town centre, major riverside development and a range of employment, leisure and residential schemes coming forward, as well as an array of infrastructure projects to support the high level of growth taking place. We have a 5 Year housing land supply in place and strong housing delivery, including a programme of direct build Council housing.
You will lead a team responsible for determining the largest and most complex applications in the Borough and providing the Council’s response to development in the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation area.
Your job will be to ensure that the development coming forward is co-ordinated and the overall outcome is better than the sum of its parts. You will need to ensure that local communities benefit from the opportunities that new development brings but, also, that the valued elements of the local environment are protected and enhanced.
We are looking for an experienced Planner with strong professional skills and experience of dealing with very large and complex developments. Experience of responding to masterplans and design and layout of large-scale developments is required. You will be an effective leader, with clear vision, strong negotiating skills and the ability to develop good partnership working. Dartford has a strong track record as an enabling Borough: you will be able to maintain the effectiveness of the team in responding constructively and speedily to development proposals and achieving improved outcomes.
The successful applicant will join a professional, experienced and efficient team which is ambitious in striving for positive outcomes. We have a mutually supportive and sociable team culture. Development Management, Planning Policy and Planning Administration are well integrated with each other and striving to achieve common goals.
We would be interested to hear from candidates who have the required skills and are excited by the opportunities Dartford has to offer. If you would like to speak to someone about this post please contact Sonia Bunn, tel no: 01322 343620
Closing date: 9am, Monday 13 March 2017
Interviews will be held on Friday 24 March 2017