Job Vacancy Details

Strategy and Planning Service - New vacancies released
Rother District Councl

Planning Team Leader – Development Management – Full Time, Permanent Contract, £39,773 - £43,988 per annum + £2,907 Car Allowance

Principal Planning Officer – Full Time, Permanent Contract, £34,502 - £38,742 per annum + £2,907 Car Allowance

Principal Planning Officer Neighbourhood Plans – Full Time, Permanent Contract, £34,502 - £38,742 per annum pro rata + £2,907 Car Allowance

Senior/Principal Planning Officer – Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – Full Time, Permanent Contract, £30,124 - £38,742 per annum + £2,907 Car Allowance

Closing date: Sunday 1 March 2020
Interview date: Monday 9 March 2020

Rother is a vibrant and inclusive district and we are looking for forward thinking planning professionals to join our talented and enthusiastic planning team.

The post holders will join the team at an exciting time and will play a key role in progressing the Council’s site allocations and topic policies plan through examination, as well as embarking on a major Local Plan Review, working closely with neighbouring Hastings.

Whether you are a planning manager, officer or trainee you will understand that you have an important role to play in helping us to shape Rother. You will be supporting our customers and helping them to understand the role good planning makes in shaping an area.

As a valuable member of our planning team, you’ll join a progressive council that always puts their customers first.  We know that in order to provide the best for our residents, businesses and visitors, we need to do the same for our people. We have set out to make our workplaces happy and safe environments where staff feel content and valued.

Excellent project and staff management skills are essential. You’ll use your specialist policy knowledge to quickly become a vital member of the team. You’ll need to have excellent analysis and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to appreciate the long-term vision of the work you’re doing. You will be determined to do your best and help shape the Rother of the future to the benefit of all who live and work here.

In return we are committed to both personal and professional learning and development. We offer flexible working and understand the value of a good work/life balance. Well-being is important to us and we offer regular staff training, events and an employee assistance programme to support our colleagues.

We offer auto-enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the Rother Lifestyle platform which enables employees to benefit from discounts from 100’s of high street retailers and leisure companies.

Relocation packages are available to assist the right candidates.

For further information / to apply

If you would like an informal discussion regarding any of these vacancies, please contact Sam Batchelor, Development Manager on: (01424) 787615 or via email:

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

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on: Sunday 1st March 2020

Interviews will be held on: Week commencing Monday 9th March 2020

We welcome applications from all backgrounds and community sectors

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