Planning Officer

Vacancy: Planning officer 

Indicative salary: £35-39k
Charing, Kent

Closing date for applications: 14th August 2020

How can we build the homes we need, while protecting the countryside and the wider environment for future generations? We live in times of unprecedented development pressure and with far-reaching reforms to planning law and policy expected in the forthcoming Planning White Paper.

CPRE Kent is seeking a planning officer to join its small and dedicated team. We need someone who will work alongside staff, trustees and volunteers to help shape planning policy in Kent and beyond through participating in consultations and examinations of Local Plans, and to help engage with planning issues within Kent and Medway, and beyond. 

Ideally you will be a qualified planning professional with experience in both development control and strategic planning. Most importantly, you will share our commitment to a future where the countryside is respected for its own intrinsic value, and where the development that we need contributes to sustainable communities that are fit for the 21st century, our collective response to the climate emergency and the need for a genuinely green recovery from economic downturn.

To apply, please read the information pack and the job description/person specification then complete the application form from the links above (CVs will not be accepted). Please make sure you address the criteria listed in the job description and person specification; failure to do so means you are unlikely to be shortlisted. Please send your completed application form to by the closing date.