Maidstone – Great people, great place, great opportunity
Maidstone offers a unique and diverse context and this is an exciting opportunity to be involved. We’re the first borough in Kent that falls outside the metropolitan green belt and this make us attractive for investment. As the County Town of Kent, Maidstone itself is a large, busy and historic town, set in expansive countryside so we work on a varied canvas, encouraging and supporting economic growth whilst maintaining our local heritage and identity. With Maidstone Borough’s Local Plan Review having commenced, this is an exciting role at a dynamic time. The economic development and regeneration of the borough is a key strategic priority for the Council as we wish to encourage continued high quality, sustainable development. We also cherish our heritage and countryside which we are determined to enhance.
The successful candidate will be strongly committed to a future career in town planning and an excellent team player who would benefit from working within our experienced Strategic Planning team.
Working in Maidstone you’ll also be less than an hour from London by train and have all that Kent can offer at your fingertips. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your skills and experience within an organisation that prides itself on supporting its staff. We encourage all types of vocational and technical training & qualifications, including management and leadership programmes. As part of our succession/career planning, you will be given the time away from work to study and develop your career. In addition to learning & development, we also offer many flexible working opportunities, including flexi time, nine-day fortnight, compressed hours, part-time working and home mobile working.
For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Mark Egerton, Strategic Planning Manager on 01622 602062.
Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2019.
Interview Date: Tuesday 30th April 2019.
Council Benefits: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.