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WKPS Volunteering

WKPS has throughout the 50 years of its existence relied entirely on volunteers to carry out its work.  All the posts advertised below are unsalaried, although expenses can be paid.  

So, if you are looking for an opportunity to help protect the Weald of Kent, the following positions offer a chance to do so.

Planning Scutineers

There is an opportunity to contribute to the work of this respected environmental group, whose purpose is to protect and develop the distinctive nature of the towns, villages and countryside of the Weald.
This interesting and absorbing part time voluntary job involves the inspection of planning applications for a group of villages or a small town and drafting a response to those applications. The successful applicant would be part of the Society’s Planning Committee. 
Detailed knowledge of planning law is not essential although some working knowledge is helpful. Support, guidance and training would be provided.

Applicants should live in the Ashford or Maidstone Borough areas, have the use of a car, computer and telephone. Expenses are paid.

If you are interested and would like to know more please contact
Peta Grant, Secretary, Planning Committee

Telephone: 01580 242848

Send an email to Peta


Village Contacts

Village Contacts are essential to the work of WKPS, a well respected environmental organisation that has been working to protect and develop the distinctive nature of the countryside, towns and villages of the Weald for almost 50 years. 
As the 'eyes and ears' of their home villages, VCs support the Planning Scrutineers with their detailed local knowledge, bring local developments to Scrutineers’ attention, help with fund-raising activities and with the distribution of our newsletter, published three times a year. 

At the moment there are vacancies for VCs in:   
Cranbrook, Frittenden, Great Chart, Little Chart, Pluckley and Westwell

Volunteers should have use of a car, 'phone and email.  Expenses will be paid.  
For more information on becoming a VC, please contact the Society Secretary 
on 01580 893937 .

Send an email to the Society Secretary

 If you are not from one of these villages but nevertheless would like to be involved with WKPS, we would be very pleased to hear from you also.