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Job Title: Principal Planning Officer (FT)

Tunbridge Wells BC


Contract Type:
Full time

Tunbridge Wells, South East

Job Level:
Principal Planning Officer (Full Time)


Closing Date:
13/05/2024 at 23:59

Town Planning

Local Authority

Development Management


We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Planning Officer within the Development Management Team. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Principal Planning Officer to play a key role in the determination, and delivery, of high quality development.

With considerable town planning experience in Development Management you will have excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills; you will work well in a team environment, with a challenging but interesting case load of planning and associated applications.  You will be tenacious, thorough, adaptable, and will welcome a challenge.

This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience and knowledge in a positive, dedicated and friendly service, working in interesting and valued rural and urban environments. 

Benefits include:

  • 26 Days Annual Leave plus bank holidays,  increasing to 29 after 5 years’ continuous service
  • Membership to Local Government Pension Scheme with 19.7% employer contribution
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Access to eye care vouchers and VDU Glasses
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to EAP Services 24/7
  • Hybrid Working
  • Free parking 

To find out more take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below.  For an informal discussion about this post, you can contact Lucinda Roach, Development Manager on 01892 554455 or [email protected].

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Closing Date: Midnight Monday 13 May 2024           

Interview Date: Week commencing 20 May 2024
How to apply

We only accept online applications. If you require access to a computer and/or the internet, you can use our facilities free of charge at The Amelia Scott. Please call ahead to book an appointment Tel. 01892 554171.
Please follow the link below to submit your application.

Equal Opportunities

Tunbridge Wells – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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