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March 2024 -

Principal Planning Officer (Policy) - £53,273 - £56,027 - view and apply for this vacancy

The planning role you've been looking for

The Tonbridge and Malling planning team is critical to delivering our vision for a thriving, sustainable borough.

As we develop our Local Plan and related strategies, we’re on the look out for talented people to help us turn that vision into a reality. Find out more about our planning team and why joining Tonbridge and Malling brings a host of professional and lifestyle advantages.

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'Supported my career development'

Jenny Knowles, Principle Planning Office (Policy)

It's an exciting time to join our policy team as the new Local Plan takes shape and we progress towards submission in 2025. Whether you are interested in housing, infrastructure provision, the environment, heritage or design, joining the Policy Team will allow you to develop a wide range of skills and help to shape the future of the borough.

I have worked for TMBC for 17 years and the council has supported my career development from Planner through to Principal Planner over this time. The councils flexible working policy allows me to balance work with family commitments, and opportunities for learning and development are fully supported.

'Diverse challenges'

Andrew Longman, senior planning officer


Andrew Longman, Senior Planning Officer

‘I work in the major projects team, managing strategic applications in our borough which combines a range of land uses, from open countryside and residential to commercial and manufacturing…With around 1,400 listed buildings and 61 conservation areas, the role presents diverse and interesting planning challenges, making Tonbridge and Malling a very rewarding place to work.’

'Ambition is celebrated'

Hannah Parker, Development Manager


Hannah Parker, Development Manager

'It's an exciting time to join our team and being part of a new look planning service which promotes joined up working…The council recognises that each member of staff is vital to the organisation’s success. It takes career aspirations seriously and is looking for people who want to step into senior roles and to lead.  There’s good support for your development and ambition is celebrated.'