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Senior Planning Policy Officer

Tandridge District Council
Oxted, Surrey
£38,796 to £43,894 plus a Golden Hello Payment of £3,000
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Local Authority

Job Details

The planning role you've been searching for…

A great opportunity to be in at the start and to play a key role in shaping and delivering a new Local Plan for this beautiful rural authority in east Surrey, bordering Kent and the London Borough’s to the north. We are a Green Belt authority with two National Landscapes in the District.

We know there are many things that residents love about Tandridge District including our fantastic location, our countryside and the community feel of our towns and villages. We think you will love Tandridge too.

About the role

We are just starting out on a new Local Plan and we need a talented Senior Planning Policy Officer to be a crucial part of its delivery and to help turn our vision for a flourishing, sustainable future Tandridge District into a reality.

We are offering a competitive remuneration package, plus a £3,000 golden hello.

What we Offer

We’re a financially stable and forward-looking authority, committed to staff development, reward and progression. Joining Tandridge District Council has many other advantages, for example flexible working, a friendly working environment, an excellent pension scheme, payment of a relevant professional subscription and access to a discounted health scheme.

The council offices are based in the vibrant small town of Oxted at the foot of the North Downs, close to Oxted Station and with on-site parking.   And there are excellent schools here, good transport links with access to London, Gatwick and the south coast, and safe, cohesive communities.

Diversity statement

At Tandridge District Council, we pride ourselves on maintaining an inclusive workplace, ensuring that equality, fairness, and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, and good practice is embedded in the council’s culture and services.

We welcome, applications from all sectors of our community, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and all groups protected under the Equality Act.

Tandridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Want to know more?

If you’re looking for a new and exciting professional challenge, a collaborative, flexible/hybrid working, and the chance to develop your career, please do get in touch for a chat by e-mailing



About Us

Tandridge is a local government district in east SurreyEngland. Its council is based in Oxted, although the largest settlement is Caterham; other notable settlements include WarlinghamGodstone and Lingfield. In mid-2019, the district had an estimated population of 88,129.

Tandridge borders the Borough of Reigate and Banstead to the west, the London Borough of Croydon to the north, the London Borough of Bromley to the north-east, the Sevenoaks District of Kent to the east, the Wealden District of East Sussex to the south-east, the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex to the south and the Borough of Crawley, also in West Sussex, to the south-west.

The district contains parts of the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Weald. It also contains several woodlands and some open heathland. Elevations above sea level range from 267 m (876 ft) at Botley Hill, in the North Downs near Oxted, to 42 m (138 ft) near Edenbridge.[2]

Company info
01883 722000
Council Offices
Station Rd East

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