Planning Officer (Career Grades)

Sevenoaks, Kent
Up to £36,543 (Subject to Job Evaluation)
28 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Planning Officer (Career Grades)

Salary: Up to £36,543 (Subject to Job Evaluation)


If you are an ambitious planner, looking for that next step in your career, and would like the opportunity to build on or broaden your existing experience, we have an exciting job opportunity for you.

This role will be challenging, but in return you will have an opportunity to work for an innovative, top performing Council, within a highly supportive and friendly environment with opportunities to progress in your career.

We will empower you to achieve the best for the District and for yourself, in an organisation to be proud of.

We can offer a considerable variety of work to ensure your days are always different and rewarding. Wherever you are in your career, you will be managing your own caseload, dealing with a wide range of applications and pre application enquiries and working with our planning enforcement team. The Sevenoaks District Council Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination in April 2019. This plan allows for new housing at higher densities with the proposal for some exceptional circumstances sites in the Green Belt, which will lead to some interesting cases to work on.

Our District is unique and special. Our Councillors and residents have high expectations and so do we.

Sevenoaks is more than 90% Green Belt. We have world class tourist attractions, including Hever and Chartwell (Winston Churchill’s home) to name just two. We’re one of the safest places in the country with good schools and an excellent quality of life. Yet we’re just half an hour from central London by train.

We offer a competitive salary with benefits. We are the first local authority to be awarded the Investor in People Platinum standard and we are a financially self-sufficient council.

To find out more please visit or call Aaron Hill on 01732 227494 or Alison Salter on 01732 227337.


Closing date: Tuesday 18 June 2019    

Interview date: Friday 28 June 2019

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