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Graduate Planner
  • Employer: Ashford Borough Council
  • Reference: ASH/21/145609
  • Published: Mon 15/03/2021, 12:05 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £20,763 to £24,258
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kent

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Graduate Planner

Graduate Planners Wanted
Salary up to £20,763 to £24,258 pa - 2 year fixed term contract

  • Do you have a good 1st degree in planning/related discipline and either eligibility for or currently undertaking RTPI supported planning training qualification;;
  • Are you looking for the opportunity to launch your career?
  • Do you care about your environment and strive to make improvements?
  • Do you have strong analytical skills, the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, be well organised and efficient, have a positive attitude, be proactive and solve problems to produce well balanced outcomes?

About us

Ashford Borough Council is an ambitious and innovative council constantly seeking new ways of improving how we deliver services for residents. Ashford is a great place to work because our staff are committed, friendly and passionate.

We have a proud track record of graduate planners who have started successful careers in Planning at Ashford and we now have exciting vacancies within the Planning Service for the next cohort of graduates to continue to build on our success and also bring in new knowledge and ideas into the team.

About you

We’re looking for graduates who want to make a difference to people’s lives – people who are passionate about local government and want to gain an insight of how a Local Planning Authority works. We are committed to growing strong professional planners, making Ashford the perfect place to build your career.

About the role and the benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged.  You will have the opportunity to work in different parts of the Planning Service and grow in a people- centred and values based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture.

This is an exciting time to join our planning team as we undergo major regeneration projects in our town centre and across the borough. The breadth of work to get involved with is enormous. You’ll work closely with politicians, developers and the local community to deliver projects at all scales – up to and including a new garden community of over 8,000 homes which is just getting underway. 

Share our ambition. We’ll give you the future you want.

We hope you will be interested in developing your career in Ashford and we look forward to hearing from you.


Closing date: 12.04.2021

For an informal discussion please contact Lucy Holloway on 01233 330253

To view a job description and to apply please visit the jobs page of our website at www.ashford.gov.uk/jobs  and complete an application form

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