Planning Policy GIS and Data Officer
  • Employer: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Reference: PP/23/241757
  • Published: Tue 23/05/2023, 15:09 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/06/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,633 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells - Town Hall, Kent

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Planning Policy GIS and Data Officer

Do you love Maps? Do you love Data? Do you want to help with the production of plans that will help to deliver new homes, schools, employment, and other infrastructure?

We are seeking to recruit a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Data Officer on a permanent contract, to join our hard working and positive Planning Policy team.

We are interested in hearing from positive, enthusiastic, and conscientious candidates with knowledge and experience of GIS and other ICT systems, who are well organised and able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.

The Planning Service operates with a culture of supporting staff as they develop, and this role provides an opportunity for candidates who may be new to the role to broaden and deepen their experience and skills – including GIS, monitoring and research skills and to develop and broaden new skills through the use of IT including ESRI; GIS analysis and Uniform. The postholder will lead on monitoring work including that required to calculate the Council’s five-year housing land supply figure.

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 Ellen Gilbert, Planning Policy Manager on 01892 554059 or email

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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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