Senior Planning Officer

Client: Folkestone & Hythe District Council

Location: Folkestone

Salary: £32,405 - £43,753 (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Closing date: Friday, 19 August 2022 23:30

Senior Planning Officer

Salary: £32,405 - £43,753 (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Folkestone & Hythe District Council have an ambitious development agenda and are looking to expand the planning team to help us deliver our ambitions.

Our district is a dynamic and innovative place to live, work and visit. Based in our modern offices in the heart of Folkestone, with easy access to transport links, local shops, entertainment facilities and the seafront, we offer a flexible working environment, corporate membership and reward schemes, Employee Assistance Programme, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Our mission is to create a world class quality environment that will stand the test of time whether relating to a householder extension or one of our exciting and ambitious projects that are in the pipeline such as the proposed garden town at Otterpool Park and regeneration plans for the Town Centre, Harbour and Seafront. We are looking for an energetic, skilled and creative planner, graduate and planning enforcement officer with drive to improve and help to shape the area.

Our Principal roles will suit experienced planners who are commercially minded and are place-making focussed. You will have a track record of successfully leading major development projects through the planning system and of delivering high quality, sustainable development. You will also possess outstanding technical knowledge, have excellent communication skills. A passion for good urban design will also be important as we continue our drive to secure great design. The Senior roles would suit those looking for the next step on the ladder or those who are looking to widen their knowledge and experience working on strategic projects alongside like-minded planners.

We are looking for talented individuals with public or private sector experience of dealing with a wide range of planning and related applications, including major applications. Principal applicants will ideally have experience of appearing at public inquiries and/or informal hearings. If you are an experienced planner who is commercially minded, place-making focussed, and have a track record of successfully leading major development projects through the planning system, delivering high quality, sustainable development then we want to hear from you. Equally if you are a planner looking for that next step or to broaden your horizons as a senior planner, we look forward to hearing from you too.

For an informal discussion please contact Adam Jacques on

Closing date: Friday 19th August 2022

Interview date: w/c Monday 5th September 2022