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Career Grade Planners (Planning Policy)
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Career Grade Planners (Planning Policy)

Salary: Grade D - G - £21,591 - £33,291 per annum

Hours: 36 hours per week 

Status: Permanent 

Location: Kingston

At Kingston, we are passionate about our Royal Borough and want to be known as a Council that is an exemplar for citizen engagement. This is a new era for the Council, and we are redefining the relationships we have with our residents, community groups, businesses, voluntary sector, central government and other partners. 

Our Assistant Planners and Planners will assist with the preparation of the Local Plan and other planning policy documents dealing with specific areas, topics or Neighbourhoods. ​This will also include contributing to topic papers, planning briefs and other material required as part of corporate policy development, as well as giving advice on the policy implications of planning applications.

​​A number of our planning roles are offered on a career graded scale (D-J), enabling you to progress your career once you demonstrate the required skills and experience at each level.

Benefits we offer

Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work. 


The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

·  26 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays

·  Local government pension scheme

·  Interest free season loan ticket

·  Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme

·  Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres

·  Comprehensive Learning and Development programme

·  A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.

·  Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.


Interested? Please apply online by uploading your CV and supporting statement. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile.pdf

The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed.  We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. 


We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under represented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Closing Date: 27th January 2020

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