Dartford is the Kent Borough adjoining London on the rivers Thames and Darent. Conveniently located for employment and housing, Dartford’s connections are more than just the Dartford crossing:
• Dartford rail station, adjacent the Council offices, is part of the TfL Oyster card area, and links to a wide range of stations in London and in Kent via Thameslink and other services.
• Ebbsfleet International Rail Station (17mins to London) in the east of the Borough.
• Good bus services, including TfL buses in the Borough and the Fastrack rapid transit system.
Dartford is one of the very fastest growing districts in the country, with planned new and extended communities on brownfield land. As a place of choice for international, national and local businesses, as well as Bluewater shopping centre and the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation; the Borough is a varied and exciting place to work on planning strategy for real change. Our focus is on Dartford Town Centre and securing large mixed use residential-led redevelopment in and around the town, as well as public realm and transport-related improvements.
We are looking for an enthusiastic planner (or relevant graduate seeking further qualifications to become RTPI eligible), keen for a challenge in a positive high growth environment. You will work integrated in a small friendly team, and gain further experience of a variety of strategic planning matters, as we sustainably maintain urban regeneration through the new Local Plan.
As a minimum, you will have a planning or related degree, experience of undertaking research into strategic planning, and very good numeracy and report writing skills. Proficiency at GIS systems is desirable.
You will be able to progress to a higher grade in the career grade band, on achievement of RTPI eligibility and then by gaining additional experience.
We offer flexible working arrangements.
If you would like to speak to someone about this post please contact Mark Aplin, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Manager on 01322 343202.
The interview date for this role is: 6th or 7th July 2022
Benefits: Hybrid working, career average pension scheme, generous leave entitlement, professional fee payment, free on-site parking, and employee benefits package.
This post is considered by DBC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
37 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
“The Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer”