Area Planner – West Midlands
Circa £41,000 inclusive of car cash allowance
Based: Hatton (Warwickshire) or Central Birmingham
At the Canal & River Trust, our work is focused on making life better by water. Set up in 2012 to care for waterways across England and Wales, our vision is that living waterways transform places and enrich lives. Now you can be part of turning that vision into reality. How? By making sure planning applications unlock the opportunities presented by our waterways; by minimising any adverse effects of development; and by helping to create sustainable, accessible waterside places where people want to live, visit, work and invest.
About the role
As part of our spatial planning team, you’ll manage a diverse, high-volume workload across the West Midlands area. You’ll handle both planning consultations and planning policy matters, working closely with Local Planning Authorities, and communities as well as Trust specialists. The consultations could range from EIA-scale development to ‘minor’ and ‘householder’, and it will be down to you to provide advice, negotiate planning conditions and planning obligations and represent us in any appeal. Your policy responsibilities will mean responding to consultations on a variety of policy documents to support the work of the Trust.
For this role we are seeking a qualified planning professional with significant experience of the development management process to work in a highly diverse and increasingly customer focused organisation. It would be preferable for you to have some experience of planning policy matters. You will have experience in the use of GIS and the ability to travel across your geographical area of responsibility.
We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2000 miles of canals and rivers. Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK. By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation. Come and be part of it.
We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.
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Please quote reference number 2019-5787 when applying.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 8th September 2019.
Interviews are scheduled for: Monday 16th September.