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Graduate Planning Officer (Policy)
  • Employer: Folkestone & Hythe District Council
  • Reference: 123/22/209826
  • Published: Fri 02/09/2022, 14:41 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/09/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,844 - £26,747 (Grade C/D) subject to experience, qualifications and RTPI membership
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY, Kent

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Graduate Planning Officer (Policy)

Our district is a dynamic and innovative place to live, work and visit. While our modern offices are based in the heart of Folkestone, with easy access to transport links, local shops, entertainment facilities and the seafront, we have an agile working culture that supports flexible and home working where possible. Recognised by Best Companies as an outstanding organisation to work for, we have a real focus on staff engagement, health & wellbeing and staff development, and offer an excellent benefits package that includes corporate membership and reward schemes, Employee Assistance Programme and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Strategy Team for a Graduate Planning Officer. With the appropriate guidance and support, the post holder will assist with the development of the planning strategy for the district also having the opportunity to work on drafting and advising on planning policies. The post holder will also assist with the development of wider council strategies and policies, such as the council’s climate change work.  

We are looking for dynamic, creative and driven individuals with excellent people skills. In return, we can offer you the environment to thrive and develop.

The Council has an ambitious Corporate Plan, if you fancy influencing the exciting changes ahead, perhaps you’d like to come and work for us.

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact David Whittington (Strategy & Policy Senior Specialist) on 01303 853375, or email

The deadline for the receipt of all completed application forms is 12pm on Wednesday 28th September 2022.

Interviews will take place w/c 10th October 2022.