Job Vacancy Details

Principal Planning Officer
Rother District Council

Salary: Up to £43,125 per annum + £2,907 Car Allowance per annum. Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week 
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: midday on Wednesday 1st May 2019
Interview date: Monday 20 May 2019

Rother District Council is an ambitious Council at the heart of 1066 Country in East Sussex. Based in Bexhill-on-Sea, the district also covers the historic towns of Battle and Rye as well as a large attractive rural area, predominantly falling within the High Weald AONB.

We are looking to appoint a suitable candidate to the role of Principal Planning Officer Team Leader. This is an exciting time, as the Council progresses a site allocations and topic policies plan through examination, as well as embarks on a major Local Plan Review, working closely with neighbouring Hastings. The post-holder will also have responsibility for managing and guiding Planning and Technical Officers at various levels in the Planning Policy team.

Notwithstanding that the Council has generic planning posts, it is expected that the post-holder will be part of the Planning Policy team.

For further information / how to apply

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Nichola Watters, Planning Policy Manager on: (01424) 787637 or via email:

The job description and application form are available to download from our website.

Any queries and applications returned electronically should be emailed to:

Relocation packages are available to assist the right candidate. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and community sectors

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