Graduate Planning Assistant
  • Employer: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Reference: PP/23/241588
  • Published: Mon 22/05/2023, 15:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/06/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,720 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells - Town Hall, Kent

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Graduate Planning Assistant

Are you a recent graduate looking to build a career in town planning? 

Are you looking to find a role that supports your development whilst gaining experience within a friendly environment? 

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the planning policy team as the new Graduate Planning Assistant. This 2-year fixed term role will support the planning policy team as we start on the production of a Local Plan for Royal Tunbridge Wells and continue through the examination and next steps in production of the Borough Local Plan.

You will be involved in policy formation, research, evidence gathering and analysis, report writing and presentations on a range of policy issues. There is also opportunity to be involved in our work supporting local Parish and Town Councils who are in the process of progressing Neighbourhood Plans.

You will hold a degree in Geography, Economics, Environmental Science, Town Planning, or other similar subject. You will be IT literate and have a high level of literacy and numeracy. You will be a friendly and approachable person who is keen to develop their understanding of planning and is willing to get involved, is thorough, adaptable and welcomes a challenge.

Many previous holders of this role have progressed to permanent employment at TWBC as Planning Officers when vacancies have arisen, so this post represents a great opportunity to begin your career in planning.

Benefits Include

•    22 Days Annual Leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 27 after 5 years’ continuous service
•    Membership to Local Government Pension Scheme with 19.7% employer contribution
•    Career development and training opportunities
•    Access to eye care vouchers and VDU Glasses
•    Cycle to Work Scheme
•    Access to EAP Services 24/7
•    Hybrid Working
•    Free parking at Crescent road 

To find out more take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below.  For an informal discussion about this post, you can contact Sharon Evans, Acting Team Leader – Planning Policy, on 01892 554052 or, or Ellen Gilbert, Planning Policy Manager, on 01892 554059 or

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Closing Date:          11 June 2023
Interview Date:     19 and 20 June 2023





How to Apply

We only accept online applications. If you require access to a computer and/or the internet, you can use our facilities free of charge at The Amelia Scott. Please call ahead to book an appointment Tel. 01892 554171.


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Equal Opportunities


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