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Planning Technical Officer
  • Employer: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Reference: PP/21/171829
  • Published: Mon 08/11/2021, 15:55 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,233 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, Kent

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Planning Technical Officer

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Development Management Team has a permanent vacancy for a full time Planning Technical Officer.  We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual with a demonstrable interest in the planning process.

What’s the job?

Development Management are responsible for the determination of all planning applications within the Borough with the objective of securing continued housing and economic growth, regeneration and infrastructure improvements that respect and enhance the natural and built environment much of which is designated Green Belt and or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The Technical Team plays a vital role in managing the administrative and technical elements of the planning application process and you will be involved at each stage.

Is this you?

You will be self-motivated and a team player, with excellent IT skills, well developed time/workload management and prioritising skills. Good written and verbal communication and influencing skills will also be evidenced. You’ll need excellent customer service skills and have a polite, tactful, diplomatic, and confident manner.  Being able to communicate calmly and clearly under pressure is a must.

Additional benefits for this post include 22 days annual leave (increasing to 27 days after 5 years continuous Local Government service), plus an additional day in December.  Membership of the Local Government (CARE – Career Average (Revalued Earnings) Pension Scheme, as well as invaluable training opportunities for continuing professional development. Take a look here at the additional benefits that we offer.

For further information regarding this post, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification. For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Robert Taylor on 01892 554037 or email any questions to

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Closing Date:                    5th December 2021             

Interview Date:               week commencing 13th December 2021