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  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: RCET0154LS
  • Published: Tue 17/09/2019, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 01/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 4 (£25,775 - £31,385) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR, Kent

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To effectively and efficiently process all types of planning applications from pre application to determination and if necessary appeal, including site visit, negotiation, and the preparation of the necessary delegated and committee reports. This could include attending and presenting at Planning Committee, members site visits and member presentations; providing advice and negotiating with applicants, agents and developers; assessing and clearing details submitted in relation to planning conditions; and to present the Council's case on written representation and informal hearing appeals.

To assist in the development and implementation of systems and procedures to ensure the achievement of the required performance targets both as part of a team and individually, as well as a consistency of decision making.

To participate in enforcement work in dealing with the investigation of breaches of planning control and to progress the appropriate action as required, defending that action where necessary through the appeals process or in court.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

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If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager Carly Stoddart call 01634 331604.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.  

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.