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Senior Planning Officer (Policy)

Swale Borough Council
Grade 8 £38,042,846 pa plus £3,000 market supplement
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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Swale Borough Council is a progressive and ambitious Local Authority, located less than an hour from Central London in an attractive and diverse part of Kent involving urban, rural and coastal areas. The Borough is facing an exciting period of change, with plans for major growth, which brings opportunities for recently qualified and more experienced planners wanting to develop a wide range of experiences and skills.

It’s an especially busy time for the planning policy section and so we’re looking to recruit three roles to join our hard working and enthusiastic team to help progress our local plan review. With coastline, countryside and towns, we can offer diverse and interesting experience working with supportive and committed colleagues. Swale is a great place to start or further a career in planning policy.

Taking a senior role in the team, you will be able to get up to speed quickly and progress specific workstreams to support successful allocations for the local plan review.

The successful candidate will play an active role in driving forward the ambitions of the Council to get a sound plan in place by managing specialist consultants, interpreting technical reports and developing policy approaches to deliver sustainable development in line with the Council’s corporate objectives.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a proven track record in dealing with viability and infrastructure delivery planning.

The Council considers that all roles should be able to communicate clearly and concisely.

Swale Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Jill Peet, Planning Policy Manager, on 01795 417014 or email 

To apply for the positions please visit and complete the online application form.


Closing date: Sunday 17 July.

Interview date: 27 and 28 July.


Council Benefits: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.

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