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Planning and Legal Services Vacancies

We currently have a broad range of opportunities for Planners and Legal professionals who are passionate about making a difference. Our disciplines will enable you to have considerable involvement with local people, politicians and a range of external organisations. You'll be able to make a positive impact on your community. All our Planners and Legal Officers are supported by an excellent in-house IT, marketing and communications, finance and experienced technical administration staff. One of our key strengths is that we can offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment on some truly exciting and diverse projects.

If you are a Legal or Planning professional and would like further information regarding the opportunities available please forward a CV and covering letter to recruitment@ashford.gov.uk or call Judy Janson, Personnel Advisor, on 01233 330205.

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Benefits of working for us

We have an exciting and broad range of employee benefits and work hard to constantly enhance these.

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Equal Opportunities

Our Equal Opportunities Statement sets out the council’s commitment to ensuring equality of access and opportunity in employment to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of his or her protected characteristics or any other factor irrelevant to an individual’s ability to do the job.

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Read our tips for successful applications, which will help you to fill it in right first time. We are committed to a fair, legally compliant and transparent recruitment process.

Apprenticeships programme 

Our apprenticeship programme at Ashford Borough Council is a work-based training programme where apprentices have the opportunity to develop job specific skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification at level 23 and 4. 

Read more about our apprenticeship programme.

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Further assistance

If you need any help or further information regarding working for Ashford Borough Council or our recruitment and selection process, please email recruitment@ashford.gov.uk.

Our Job Club is currently closed due to the Coronavirus lockdown, but the Job Club webpage has plenty of advice and guidance for anyone looking for work.

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