The salary for this role is up to £45,000 pro rata, dependant on experience
We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting for a Planning Consultant, or more commonly known internally as a Planning Adviser, to join our London & South East region.
Here at the National Trust, we care for and provide access to more land and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland than any other private landowner. Small wonder, then, that effective planning and land management is at the heart of everything we do. But our properties are under increasing pressure from competing land uses and we have an important role to play in promoting an integrated approach to sustainable development.
These are busy and exciting times and our Planning Team is key to taking on the planning challenges facing our properties, from major external infrastructure and third party development projects to the sensitive development of our own places to sustain their future.
What it's like to work here
This particular role will be based out of our new hub located in High Wycombe; a few minutes from High Wycombe train station, twenty minutes from the motorway, with the added bonus of on-site parking.
Working out of our High Wycombe office as part of a mixed team of professionals, you will work across the region at a range of properties, meeting a variety of teams throughout the week. Your portfolio will include properties based across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and West London.
What you'll be doing
Leading on planning matters across much of the Region’s portfolio of properties, you’ll provide expert advice, with a strong focus on heritage and conservation on everything from local planning to development management and major infrastructure proposals. You will be able to tackle a wide range of issues, from external proposals affecting listed buildings, protected landscapes and urban green spaces to assisting the NT with planning aspects of conserving and developing the potential of our special places . With your proven experience, colleagues will look to you for in-depth, up-to-the-minute advice and guidance. Like everyone here, you’ll relish the challenge of helping more and more people to enjoy our magical places and spaces, and to safeguard them for ever, for everyone.
Please also read the full role profile on our website.
Who we're looking for
You will have the following, but not limited to:
•Practical knowledge of urban and rural planning, major infrastructure, environmental issues, landscape, conservation and sustainable development.
•You’ll have an up-to-date understanding of what’s happening in the wider world of land use and planning (including relevant legislation).
•A flexible, agile working style with an analytical and methodical approach, · Confidence in interpreting data and using your findings to influence colleagues and support them in the decision making process.
•A full UK driving licence is a necessity for this role as regular travel within the London and South East region (and occasionally further afield) will be required.
Read about the benefits we offer to support you here
They include flexible working wherever possible and free parking at most properties. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave (including the option to buy additional days), a cycle to work scheme, health cash plan and an employee assistance programme.
Further your career with training and development tailored to you and give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year.
All of this and a 10% of basic salary matched pension contribution scheme!
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