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Technical Officer x 3

Swale Borough Council
Sittingbourne, Kent (hybrid)
£27,840 – £31,254
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
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About us

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.

We believe that staff are our most valuable asset and we’re committed to attracting and retaining the very best.

In recent times we have adapted and evolved to meet the current world by introducing a highly flexible hybrid working policy, along with a 34-hour week, recognising that staff wellbeing and work life balance is high on our agenda.

About the Role

We are looking for three Technical Officers to join our recently restructured Customer Focus and Business Support team, to provide administrative support across the whole Planning service.

You will provide administrative support at Planning Committee, informal Planning and Transportation Policy Working Group meetings, appeals, inquiries, hearings, Court Hearings, Examinations in Public and throughout consultation exercises.

What you will bring to the role

You should have at least five GCSEs or equivalent at Grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language and Maths and you should have the ability to undertake independent travel around the Borough.

You should posess good inter-personal and communication skills, with experience of dealing with the public and be able to work under pressure, to deadlines and by using your own initiative.

Experience of working within a local authority planning department is desirable but not essential.

What we can offer

If you choose to join us in this interesting role, we will provide you with a great benefits package that includes a competitive salary and access to our desirable local Government Pension Scheme.

We will also contribute to relocation expenses if relevant, and you will receive 30 days of annual leave, plus Bank Holidays and an extra day at Christmas.

We want you to find the perfect work-life balance, so flexible working options will be considered, plus you will have access to a range of additional benefits such as discounts on high street chains and leisure centres, plus our cycle-to-work scheme.

Above all else, you will find an inclusive and supportive working environment, in which your professional and personal wellbeing are important to us.

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Sara PotterCustomer Focus and Business Support Manager on 01795 417308.

Closing Date: 12 May 2024.

Interview Date: w/c 27 May 2024,

To apply, please send CV and suitability statement demonstrating how you meet the competencies for the role to

Link to JD here: Technical-Officer-JD-SBC-April-24.pdf (

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