Bakewell, DE45 1AE
07 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Job Level

Permanent, on a part-time basis (18.5 hours per week)

About Us

The Peak District National Park Authority protects, enhances and shares the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Peak District. We also support the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work.

As the UK’s first National Park, the Peak District has a rich history and has been shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. The Park is enjoyed by millions each year looking for adventure, knowledge and a fantastic day out.

We’re currently looking for a Planner to join us on a part-time basis. 

The Benefits

- Salary of £27,041 - £29,577 pro rata 
- Local government pension scheme
- Flexible working
- On-site parking
- Work from offices based in the heart of the National Park
- Benefit from stunning surroundings and views on a daily basis

The Peak District National Park is a treasured landscape that has been shaped by the long interaction of natural and cultural forces. You will play an important role in maintaining the balance between people and nature to ensure that the Park can be enjoyed for generations to come.

What’s more, we are based between Manchester, Sheffield and Derby, making this the ideal opportunity if you’re looking to break away from city life and commute to the country.

The Role

As a Planner, you will support the delivery of our Development Management service and help to protect the valued characteristics of our National Park. You will ensure that our park can continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of the environment and the local population.

Specifically, you will: 

- Process planning applications and associated development management matters
- Negotiate with applicants on planning applications 
- Provide planning advice and guidance to members of the public and applicants 
- Prepare our case on planning appeals, including informal hearings and public inquiries 

About You

To join us as a Planner, you will need: 

- Experience of development management 
- An understanding of planning law and regulations 
- The ability to make balanced judgements
- Effective negotiation skills 
- A formal planning qualification 
- A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle 

An awareness of rural planning issues would be beneficial to your application. 

Other organisations may call this role Planning Officer, Development Management Officer, Planning Development Officer, Rural Planner, Planning Enforcement Officer, or Qualified Planner. 

Please select the apply button shown to apply for this position. The job description and person specification will be available to download and review. 

Closing date: 30th September 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please contact John Keeley. No agencies please.

The Peak District National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employer, values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environment is, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Planner, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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