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Deputy Team Leader – Planning Applications

Ashford Borough Council
Ashford, Kent
£35,865 to £46,701 pa depending on skills and experience.
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Team Leader, Planner
Central Government, Local Authority
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Deputy Team Leader – Planning Applications

This role attracts an enhanced recruitment payment of up to 10% of salary payable in the first month of employment

Salary from £35,865 to £46,701 pa depending on skills and experience. Plus Lease car or cash alternative of £3,050pa

We offer: Hybrid working, salary-linked pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement.

About us:

We are the largest authority in the “Garden of England”. It’s a beautiful place to live and work and we have everything including unparalleled transport links, heritage towns and villages and areas of outstanding natural beauty. We have an excellent quality of life including good schools and house prices which are lower than much of the south east although London is just 38 minutes away by train and France is 30 minutes through the channel tunnel.

We are the focus of significant investment and examples of new development include a designer outlet expansion, a development of c. 5750 homes, a new Junction on the M20, a winery and a new Commercial Quarter. There are also plans for film/TV studios in the town. 

We are ambitious and innovative, seeking new ways to deliver services for residents. We aim to be carbon neutral by 2030.

The Role:

As one of two Deputy Team Leaders in Development Management you would be responsible for managing junior staff as well as your own case-load.  You would gain experience of a wide range of different application types and sizes and be expected to present at Planning Committee, to deal with appeals and to advise on all planning issues.

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone with ambition to develop their career in planning.
  • A relevant degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Significant experience of a wide variety of planning applications including major and complex planning applications and appeals. 
  • Someone with experience of managing or mentoring more junior staff. 

The post will involve contact with local people, politicians and a range of external organisations and will include some out of hours working.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Mark Berry, on 01233 330347.

To view a Job Description and to apply, please click on the Apply button below. Alternatively please visit our jobs page of our website at

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces Community

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