Job vacancies

Welcome 

Hello and thank you for taking the time to find out more about our current vacancies at Tandridge District Council.

We are a small, but ambitious Council with big challenges ahead and these roles are crucial in helping us meet those challenges. 

We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and dynamic candidates who thrive on working in a fast pace and changing environment. You should be passionate about internal and external customer service to help us engage with our residents, businesses, staff and other stakeholders.

In return we’ll offer you a lively and supportive, flexible environment with lots of opportunities to progress in your career.

If all this resonates with you and sounds like the kind of challenge that will get you out of bed in the morning, we look forward to hearing from you. 

David Ford

Chief Executive
Tandridge District Council

Current vacancies

Are you looking to take the next step in your career?  In an interesting, challenging and incredibly rewarding role? If so, read on!

We’re looking for someone to join our Housing Needs Team, in a role which is:

  • Ideal for someone who thrives on using their expert housing knowledge.
  • Perfect for someone who enjoys applying creative thinking to solve complex housing problems.
  • A key part of a friendly, supportive and flexible team.

About the role

The successful applicant will work closely with colleagues across the council, including our landlord service, community surveyors and other providers of social housing to:

  • Manage our Housing Needs Register, for residents in the district who need low cost rented accommodation.
  • Administer our Choice Based Letting scheme, which allows residents to search, apply and bid for social rented properties in the district. This will include advertising properties, shortlisting bids, verifying applications and financial assessments.
  • Allocate social housing in the district, including our housing stock.
  • Prepare tenancy agreements, accompanying residents to view properties and arranging signing of council tenancies.
  • Coordinate, verify and administer Mutual Exchange applications, which enable residents to swap homes with other council or housing association tenants.

The successful applicant may also occasionally be required to support colleagues in other case management teams.

Who we’re looking for

We would love to hear from you if you:

  • Have a detailed understanding of social housing allocations, including, housing legislation, regulations and guidance.
  • Are experienced working in a lettings environment, in either the public or private sector.
  • Like working flexibly, managing your own, often complex, workload, using creativity to solve challenging problems.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are organised with an eye for detail and able to work under pressure.
  • Are passionate about delivering excellent customer service.
  • Have a full driving licence and use of a vehicle, as a large amount of time will be spent visiting sites around our district.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more, please read our role specification or get in touch with the Team Leader, Annabelle Gowers, for an informal discussion by e-mailing agowers@tandridge.gov.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Salary: £30,304 - £35,117

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Location: Oxted, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

22 May 2022

Are you a skilled, professional driver looking for a new challenge? In a role which delivers a vital service for our communities? If so, read on!

We are looking for someone to join our team as a Driver for our street cleaning service, as part of our dedicated mobile team.

About the role

You will be required to work 37 hours a week, between 6.00am to 2.15pm, Monday to Thursday and 6.00am to 12.30pm on Friday.

Please be aware, the role is physically demanding and involves:

  • Occasional lifting of heavy objects.
  • Driving our street cleaning vehicles.
  • Sweeping to remove waste and rubbish.
  • Picking litter in urban and rural locations.
  • Emptying our dog waste and litter bins.
  • Removing fly-tipping waste and animal fouling from our roads and pavements.
  • Disposing of deceased animals.
  • Removing graffiti (when trained).

The successful applicant will also be required to keep accurate records about our vehicles and completed work.

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Are an experienced and skilled driver.
  • Hold a current clean driving licence.
  • Are comfortable working as part of a team.
  • Are experienced dealing with members of the public.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more, please read our role specification or get in touch with Jim Lewthwaite for an informal discussion by calling 01883 732751.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Salary: £21,411 to £25,239

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Location: Warren Lane Depot, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

24 May 2022

Are you an experienced planning professional looking for a new challenge? Or perhaps you want to take the next step in your career?

We’ve got an exciting opportunity to lead our teams of planning officers, in roles which are:

  • Interesting, varied and very rewarding.
  • Perfectly suited for someone who thrives on interesting and unique planning challenges.
  • Designed to help you develop your skills and experience and progress your career.
  • Ideal for someone who likes to work flexibly, leading a lively, dynamic and supportive team of planning professionals.
  • Perfect for someone who is creative, enthusiastic and dynamic.

About the roles

It’s a great time to be joining our planning team. We’re transforming our planning service, to tackle the unique planning challenges we face in our district. The successful applicants will play a key role in this transformation, leading our team of planning professionals and helping shape the way our planning service operates, getting involved in key decision making and helping develop new ways of working. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for assessing high profile planning applications, providing vital pre-application advice to residents, explaining our decisions in the event of any appeals and leading and supporting and mentoring other members of the team.

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you are:

  • An experienced planner, with a good knowledge of planning and planning legislation at a local, regional and national level.
  • Experienced in managing all types of planning appeals and presenting at committees.
  • Passionate about delivering exceptional customer service, with a track record of building working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • A highly motivated, flexible team player, with excellent communication skills, used to working in a fast-paced environment, closely with colleagues across a range of professions.
  • Used to working on your own initiative, with minimal supervision.
  • A member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

This is a permanent, full-time posts and the appointment is at grade M4 £47,961. Applicants must demonstrate they meet the criteria of the role at M4 level as described in the Role Specification.

If this sounds like your kind of challenge and you want to be part of our dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Cliff Thurlow on 01883 732906 or
e-mail cthurlow@tandridge.gov.uk.

Salary: £47,961

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Location: Oxted, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

31 May 2022

Are you a highly skilled, enthusiastic planning professional looking for a new challenge? Or perhaps you want to take the next step in your career?

We’ve got a great opportunity for someone to play a key role in our Development Management team, in a role which is:

  • Interesting and extremely rewarding.
  • Perfectly suited for someone who likes to work on their own initiative, managing their own varied and interesting caseload, with no two days the same.
  • Made for someone who thrives on interesting planning challenges.
  • Designed to help you develop your skills and experience and progress your career.
  • Ideal for someone who likes to work flexibly, with a lively, dynamic, friendly and supportive team of planning professionals.
  • Perfect for someone who is creative, enthusiastic and dynamic.

It’s a great time to be joining our planning team. We’re transforming our planning service, to tackle the unique planning challenges we face in our district.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Managing a caseload of high profile planning applications, working within our team of planning professionals.
  • Providing vital pre-application advice to residents.
  • Explaining our decisions in the event of any appeals.
  • Working closely with other planning colleagues.

Salary: £35,749 - £40,604

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Location: Oxted, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

31 May 2022

We’ve got a great opportunity for an experienced planning professional to join us and build on their existing planning knowledge, in a role which is:

  • Interesting and extremely rewarding.
  • Perfectly suited for someone who likes to work on their own initiative, managing their own varied and interesting caseload, with no two days the same.
  • Designed to help you develop your skills and experience and progress your career.
  • Ideal for someone who likes to work flexibly, with a lively, dynamic, friendly and supportive team of planning professionals.

It’s a great time to be joining our planning team. We’re transforming our planning service, to tackle the unique planning challenges we face in our district.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Processing and negotiating a range of planning applications, including householder and some minor cases.
  • Managing a caseload of pre-application requests from residents.
  • Explaining our decisions in the event of any appeals.
  • Working closely with other planning colleagues.

Salary: £30,304 - £35,117

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Location: Oxted, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

31 May 2022

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