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Job Title: Senior Planning Officer (Policy)

Tunbridge Wells BC


Contract Type:
Full time

Tunbridge Wells, South East

Job Level:
Senior Planning Officer (Policy)


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

Town Planning

Local Authority

Planning Policy


These are exciting times at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council!  We are currently at Examination on our Borough wide Local Plan and have commenced work on the Royal Tunbridge Wells Town Centre Plan, which is currently the subject of its first stage of public consultation. 

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Planning Officer at Grade H to work within the Planning Policy Team and are interested in hearing from positive, energetic, and conscientious candidates from either a Planning Policy or Development Management background.   The postholder will play an important role in progressing the current work as well as a range of other policy related projects across the team, the wider planning service and with other council departments.

We have a flexible approach throughout our Planning Service, which is to support staff as they develop, providing opportunities to broaden and deepen their experience and skills to progress their career in planning, as well as the opportunity to work across both Planning Policy and Development Management, depending on the business needs of the Service and the career aspirations of the successful candidate.

This post is ideal for a planner who is looking to make the next step in their career in a progressive, ambitious, and supportive Council based in the centre of the attractive town of Royal Tunbridge Wells within the recently refurbished Town Hall.  Click here to find out more about what its like working at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

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 Sharon Evans, Planning Policy Team Leader, on 01892 554062 or [email protected], Ellen Gilbert, Planning Policy Manager, on 01892 554059 or [email protected]

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To stay up to date with our latest vacancies and what it’s like to work here you can follow us on twitter @TWBC_Jobs and LinkedIn @TWellsCouncil

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.


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

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