Job vacancies


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 have a number of positions that we need to fill across the organisation. Detail of these roles can be accessed through the links provided.

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. 

We are looking for a Lawyer (Planning) with the right mix of creativity, skill and motivation to add to a strong in-house legal team. You will need to have comprehensive understanding and knowledge of Town and Country Planning within the public sector. Your planning work will include planning and other infrastructure obligations, planning advice, and attendance at Planning Committee.

This is an exciting time to join us, as we continue to grow and develop our service. Career development is something we are very passionate about; we are committed to building an exceptional in-house Legal Service, utilising our colleague's talent and making the most of what they have to offer.

About the role

You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with planning enquiries, providing advice at planning committees and negotiation/completion of S.106 and highways agreements. You will have strong drafting and negotiating skills and the ability to provide persuasive legal advice to a variety of audiences, including senior officers. You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision.

About you

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has either recently qualified or who has strong legal experience and wants to expand their existing knowledge and experience. You must be either a qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive (or equivalent), although it is not essential to have worked in local government.

You will have a 'can do' enabling approach and play a vital role in the next stage of the Council’s continuous improvement journey.

Our offer

We are looking to appoint one post M2/M3 (up to £47,232)– full time (37 hours per week). Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the criteria as described in the Role Specification at the specified grade for the post for which they are applying.

For an informal chat about these roles, please contact Lidia Harrison, Head of Legal Services & Monitoring Officer, e-mail

Salary: £35,749 - £47,232

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Council Offices, Surrey

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

19 September 2021

Do you work in arboriculture? Are you passionate about working with trees and looking for an exciting new challenge? If so, we have the opportunity for you!

We’re recruiting for a Tree Officer, as part of our Parks and Countryside Team for a role which is:

  • Exciting, interesting and challenging.
  • Ideal for someone who likes to work flexibly, as part of a dynamic and supportive team.
  • A great opportunity to develop your skills and experience in arboriculture to help you progress your career.

About the role

This role is a great opportunity for someone keen to be a key member of our team delivering a vital service for the district. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Inspecting trees and identifying work required to them.
  • Ensuring our trees are maintained and managed properly.
  • Managing contractors carrying out any work to our trees. 

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Have experience of tree surveying, visual tree assessment and tree work specification setting.
  • Have experience of risk assessment and hazard evaluation.
  • Hold a minimum of Level 3-4 BTEC, ABC or City & Guilds qualification in arboriculture or equivalent.
  • Are skilled working in contracted services.
  • Are driven, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including commercial contractors, councillors and the public.

This is a permanent, full-time post and you will need to have a full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle for work purposes, for which an allowance is paid. The appointment is at grade M2 (£34,619) and therefore applicants must demonstrate they meet the criteria of the role at M2 level, as described in the Role Specification.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nic Martlew on 01883 732774.

Salary: £35,749 - £36,946

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

19 September 2021

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