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Planning Support Team Leader

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  1. Job title: Planning Support Team Leader – Full time role

    Salary: Band E £35,010 to £38,205

    Department: Planning & Regulatory Services (Development Management)

    Permanent – based at Argyle Road

    A generous annual leave entitlement of 29 days plus bank holidays. This role will be based at our Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1HG. We currently operate a hybrid working model for the majority of our roles where your working time will be divided between the office and home working.

    The role

    This is a new role within the Council and we are looking to appoint a motivated, adaptable and highly organised candidate who will have knowledge and experience across various stages of the planning process. You will be a confident and engaging individual who is able to lead, support and empower a team. Experience of setting and monitoring targets is essential.

    As a manager you will be responsible for 4 Admin & Support officers and through 1-2-1s, appraisals and training will work with the team to prioritise their work load and ensure:

    • Planning enquiries are responded to within relevant timescales.
    • Applications referred to Development Control Committee are administered correctly.
    • Appeals relating to planning decisions and enforcement notices are handled and publicised correctly.
    • The Community Infrastructure Levy is administered in accordance with planning legislation and procedures.
    • FOI requests relating to planning matters are actioned.
    • Enforcement complaints relating to planning matters are registered, acknowledged and case files are kept up to date.

    The Planning Support Team Leader will work closely with the Planning Standards and Improvement Manager to deliver projects, monitor and report on performance across the Service, respond to Freedom of Information requests and ensure we achieve and deliver excellence for all customers.

    Why Sevenoaks?

    As a Platinum Award winning Investors in People employer - the first council and public sector employer to be accredited with this award - we will provide appropriate training and development opportunities for this role.

    We have world class tourist attractions and are within two Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty, yet we are just half an hour from central London by train with good links to the A21, M25 and M20.

    Based at Argyle Road in Sevenoaks, working at the very heart of the Council, we can offer you an excellent benefits package that includes flexible working hours, the flexibility of buying or selling additional leave, pension scheme, tax free childcare scheme and discounted membership at council leisure facilities.

    Do you want to know more about the role?

    For an informal chat about the role, or to find out more about who we are and the work we have been doing please call Evelyn Gilder, Planning Standards and Improvements Manager, on 01732 227306.

    How to apply

    Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing human.resources@sevenoaks.gov.uk or contacting us on 01732 227383 to discuss how we can assist you in applying.

    To apply for this role please visit www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/jobs.

    Closing date: 21 Sept

    Interview date: w/c 26 Sept

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