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Principal Policy Planner

Dover District Council
Dover, Kent
£43,557 - £49,297 per annum + benefits
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Central Government, Local Authority
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Job title: Principal Policy Planner

Job reference: DDC0425

Date posted: 08/06/2022

Application closing date: 10/07/2022

Location: Dover Area

Salary: £43,557 - £49,297 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Contractual hours: 37

Basis: Full time

Job category/type: Planning

Do you have what it takes to be a Principal Policy Planner in a stunning coastal location? 

Competitive salary of between £43,557 and £49,297 per annum + benefits!

Always fancied being paid to live and work by the seaside? Do you strive to make a true difference to the local community? Dover District Council are looking for an experienced town planner to join us in our Planning Policy team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified policy planner to take their next step into a principal position within a forward thinking, innovative council.

You will play a key part in preparing the New Local Plan. We are currently preparing the Regulation 19 Publication with the aim to submit for Examination next year. Therefore, we are seeking an experienced Planning Policy professional with previous experience of this process. This role requires an organised and methodical individual, able to manage competing priorities, as well as somebody with the curiosity and tenacity to explore opportunities and think outside of the box.

You will be reporting directly to the Planning Policy and Projects Manager and managing members of the wider team. It is imperative that you are able to manage and support colleagues as they grow within their own roles, as well as taking on your own projects and responsibilities.

In addition to a competitive salary of up to £49,297 you can expect the following benefits: 

This is an exciting time to join our team and to make a valuable contribution to the development, examination and subsequent adoption of the new Local Plan.

In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you have the following:  

  • A post-graduate degree in Town and Country Planning or equivalent and be a member, or eligible for membership, of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Experience at a senior level working within planning policy with a proven track record of delivery of successful outcomes.
  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to develop projects from conception through to delivery

Please click on the Apply button below to be taken to our website, where you will find further information on the role and details on how to apply.

For an informal, confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Ashley Taylor – Planning Policy and Projects Manager, Dover District Council 01304 872409

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