Principal Policy Planner
  • Employer: Dartford Borough Council
  • Reference: DBC/PPP
  • Published: Tue 17/01/2023, 16:27 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 13/03/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, 37 hour week, Monday – Friday. Hybrid working and flexi-time available.
  • Salary: Starting at £48,387 per annum increasing to £51,492 per annum following 12 months satisfactory performance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kent

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Principal Policy Planner

Dartford is the Kent Borough adjoining London on the rivers Thames and Darent. Conveniently located, 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.

The Borough includes Ebbsfleet Garden City and Bluewater, and is a place of choice for international, national and local businesses. Through successful planned new communities on brownfield land in the Dartford Core Strategy, it has been the second fastest growing place in the country.

In 2023, we expect to adopt the Dartford Local Plan 2037 to continue the plan-led regeneration. With this will come new challenges of delivering plan aims; complementing and serving Dartford Town Centre and all the new neighbourhoods with infrastructure and active travel/ sustainable transport, and achieving environmental quality and urban design strategy.  

We are looking for a strategic thinker keen for a challenge in a positive high growth environment. You will work integrated in a small friendly team with infrastructure planners, urban designers and other professionals.

You will have excellent analytical and written skills, a creative approach to problem solving and good communication skills. Significant direct experience of policy writing, evidence base production and statutory appraisals is required. We offer flexible working arrangements.

If you would like to speak to someone about this post please contact Mark Aplin, Planning Strategy Manager on 01322 343202. 

The interview date for this role is: 20th March 2023

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”

We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date.  Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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