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Vacancy Details

Principal Planning Officer

Sevenoaks District Council
£39,516 - £42,507 plus a 10% Market Related Payment and an essential car allowance of up to £1,239
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/01/2022 at 23:55
Sevenoaks District Council

Are you a Principal Planner, or do you have aspirations to be one?

This is a varied and rewarding role where you will contribute to the delivery and management of the service and deal with the most complex and strategic applications.

You will engage with developers and other key stakeholders, to create great places, maintaining the character of the District, its heritage and protected landscapes whilst enabling new high quality developments in the busiest planning authority in Kent.

Key element for this role include:

  • The passion and experience to deliver an excellent planning service.
  • The approach and behaviour to be a positive role model for the service and your colleagues, inspiring and motivating others.
  • Confident presentation skills, with experience of presenting cases at appeal and liaising with Members.
  • You will have a post graduate qualification in Town Planning and ideally membership of the RTPI and have a full driving licence with a vehicle available for work purposes.

Members of the team will look to you for inspiration and guidance in the processing of planning applications and appeals and therefore mentoring skills are desirable. Principal Planners have a supervisory role and assist Development Managers to improve the quality of the service, procedures and performance.

Do you want to know more?

Please contact Alison Salter on 01732 227337 or Aaron Hill on 01732 227494 to have a chat about the role and to find out about some of the projects we are working on.

Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Closing date: 16th January 2022

Interview date: 21st January 2022


Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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