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Planning Officer
  • Employer: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Reference: PP/22/206100
  • Published: Wed 27/07/2022, 14:37 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/08/2022, 22:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,752 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall, Kent

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Planning Officer

Are you looking to take the next step in your planning career? This role offers excellent opportunities to broaden your experience and knowledge as part of a positive and friendly team.  

We are moving towards the adoption of a new Local Plan whilst simultaneously seeking to deliver high quality development, which is focused on attracting the right investment and infrastructure to improve quality of life for the Borough’s residents. 


With a highly collaborative and flexible approach between Development Management and Planning Policy, Officers will be able to work across both elements ensuring policy formation reflects practical Development Management experience and planning decisions are based on expert policy and evidence knowledge. Officers who have traditionally worked in only one of these areas will have the ability to undertake and gain invaluable experience in the other.    


We are seeking a highly motivated Planning Officer to determine applications for; and deliver high quality development. Initially, this role would work with a Development Management caseload, with the potential for opportunities to work across the two disciplines in the future.  


You will be reporting to one of the Deputy Development Managers and will need to be able to manage your own case load of planning applications, pre-application advice requests and other work. 

You will need to be able to prepare reports and make recommendations for decisions on applications to be determined by the Head of Planning Services/Development Manager or Planning Committee.
The right candidate will be someone with knowledge and an understanding of town planning who is looking to progress their planning career and become part of a well balanced and dedicated team, dealing with a variety of applications in the context of attractive, interesting and varied rural and urban environments.  


The Council is operating a flexible working arrangement with a minimum of two days in the office and the opportunity to work at home for the remainder of the week.


To apply, please complete the online application form. A detailed list of responsibilities and person criteria can be viewed in the Job Description, Person Specification and Progression Criteria documents below. Please contact Peter Hockney, Development Manager at peter.hockney@tunbridgewells.gov.uk or 01892 554406 or Hannah Young, Strategic Sites and Delivery Team Leader at hannah.young@tunbridgewells.gov.uk or 01892 554016 if you have any queries regarding the post.  


Closing Date: 21 August 2022
Interviews: w/c 28 August 2022