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Vacancy Details

Planning Officer (Career Grade)

Sevenoaks District Council
Up to £47,143 plus 10% Market Related Payment and an essential car user allowance of up to £1,339
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
04/03/2024 at 23:59
Sevenoaks District Council

Feed your passion for planning and make a difference to our district!

The Sevenoaks district is one of the busiest in Kent, in terms of planning. You’ll work across all sections of the planning department and have the opportunity to develop your skills from a variety of colleagues who will be on hand to answer any queries.

Day-to-day, you’ll manage your own caseload, dealing with a variety of applications, as well as pre-application enquiries to develop your experience and make an impact on Sevenoaks. You’ll ensure the character of the district is protected by engaging with developers and other key stakeholders.

If you have an interest in planning, then you’ll know what it takes – an organised approach and commitment to accuracy. You’ll be comfortable working with databases and meeting deadlines.

For Graduate and Planner roles, you will have the opportunity to work in project teams with senior colleagues on projects to broaden your knowledge and experience of issues related to larger schemes.

Or if you have existing planning experience and are looking for a more challenging role as a Senior or Principal Planner, we can support you to expand your knowledge and experience with a wide variety of interesting work.

This role will be based at our Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HG. We currently operate a hybrid working model for the majority of our roles where your working time will be divided between the office (2-3 days) and home working (2-3 days).

Do you want to know more about the role?

For further details on the role, the Council and the benefits of working for us, please see our Candidate Pack – https://sevenoaks.pagetiger.com/dxixohu/1

Do you want 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: 4th March 2024

Interviews: 13th March 2024

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.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed