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Planning Environmental Officer

Employer: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

  • Reference: PP/17/38648
  • Published on: Mon 10/07/2017 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/07/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Contract
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £34,200 pro rata (£20,797 per annum)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is looking for a well organised, practical and enthusiastic Planning Environmental Officer to join the Planning Policy Team on a fixed term contract (up to 12 months).

We are preparing a new Local Plan for the Borough, having recently finished carrying out an Issues and Options consultation. The goal of the Plan is to seek to deliver high quality development in line with the Borough’s five year plan which is focused on attracting the right investment and infrastructure to improve quality of life for the Borough’s residents. The Planning Environmental Officer’s role in this process is to advise on sustainability matters and prepare a Sustainability Appraisal in line with relevant legislation.

The Planning Environmental Officer enjoys a varied work programme which also overlaps with that of the development management and the corporate environmental/sustainability teams.

The ideal candidate will have some experience in both environmental and planning or EIA work. You will have up-to-date knowledge of the plan-making system and be able to demonstrate your experience in dealing with a broad range of planning and environmental issues. You will need to have an interest in climate change and renewable energy initiatives and their application in a planning context and, in particular, be familiar with the use of Sustainability Appraisal.

To apply for this post please complete the online application form. A detailed list of responsibilities and person criteria can be viewed in the Job Description and Person Specification documents below. For an informal discussion, please contact Kelvin Hinton, Planning Policy Manager, on 01892 554212.

Additional benefits for this post include 26 days annual leave (pro rata), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme as well as invaluable training opportunities for continuing professional development.

This is a politically restricted post.

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Interview Date: Thursday, 3 August 2017

Equal Opportunities

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