If you thrive on action, you will love Dartford. Located on the edge of London, we have exciting proposals to transform Dartford Town centre, major riverside development and a range of employment, leisure and residential schemes coming forward, as well as an array of infrastructure projects to support the high level of growth taking place. We have a 5 Year housing land supply in place and strong housing delivery, including a programme of direct build Council housing. Preparation of our new Local Plan is well-progressed and we are determined to ensure that Dartford can be its ‘best self’, with place-making firmly on the agenda.
Due to promotion of the former post holder we have a vacancy in the Major Projects Team. The Team is responsible for determining the largest and most complex applications in the Borough and providing the Council’s response to development in the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation area. As part of this team, you will ensure that the development coming forward is coordinated and the overall outcome is better than the sum of its parts. In particular this role will be focused on development in and around Dartford Town Centre, which the Local Plan identifies for future growth. You will also support other members of the Team on some of the larger applications in the Borough. You will need to ensure that local communities benefit from the opportunities that new development brings but, also, that the valued elements of the local environment are protected and enhanced.
We are looking for a Planner with good experience of a variety of minor planning applications and appeals and a proactive and collaborative approach to dealing with new development to achieve optimum results. A good understanding of planning legislation is essential. You will have strong negotiating skills and the ability to develop good partnership working. The successful applicant will join a professional, experienced and efficient Development Management team which is ambitious in striving for positive outcomes. We have a mutually supportive and sociable team culture. Development Management, Planning Policy and Planning Administration are well integrated with each other and striving to achieve common goals. We would be interested to hear from candidates who have the required skills and are excited by the opportunities Dartford has to offer.
Qualification in Town Planning and membership eligibility for Royal Town Planning Institute
Career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.
The Council’s offices are in a highly accessible location, next to Dartford station with frequent services from Central London (Oyster Card coverage) and North Kent. Road connections via the M25 and A2 are also excellent.
Interviews will be held on 26th January 2021