Senior Planning Officer

Salary: £32,535 - £36,437 + 2,907 Car Allowance per annum (Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience)

Contract Type: Full Time - 37 hours per week

Contract Length: Permanent Contract

Rother District Council is an ambitious Council at the heart of 1066 Country in East Sussex. Based in Bexhill-on-Sea the district also covers the historic towns of Battle and Rye as well as a large, attractive rural area, predominantly falling within the High Weald AONB. Rother is a vibrant and inclusive district and we are looking for forward thinking planning professionals to join our talented and enthusiastic planning team. The post holders will join the team at an exciting time and whether you are a planning manager, officer or trainee you will understand that you have an important role to play in helping us to shape Rother.

You will be supporting our customers and helping them to understand the role good planning makes in shaping an area. As a valuable member of our planning team, you’ll join a progressive council that always puts their customers first. We know that in order to provide the best for our residents, businesses and visitors, we need to do the same for our people. We have set out to make our workplaces happy and safe environments where staff feel content and valued.

You’ll need to have excellent analysis and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to appreciate the long-term vision of the work you’re doing. You will be determined to do your best and help shape the Rother of the future to the benefit of all who live and work here.

In return we are committed to both personal and professional learning and development. We offer flexible working and understand the value of a good work/life balance. Well-being is important to us and we offer regular staff training, events and an employee assistance programme to support our colleagues. We offer auto-enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the Rother Lifestyle platform which enables employees to benefit from discounts from 100’s of high street retailers and leisure companies.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding any of these vacancies, please contact either Sarah Shepherd, Team Leader-West ( or Matthew Worsley, Team Leader – Development (

The job description and application form are available to view and download at the bottom of this page

Please send applications and queries to:

Closing date for the receipt of applications is midnight on: Sunday 15th October 2023.

Interviews are likely to be week commencing 30th October.

Closing Date: October 15, 2023 at Midnight

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