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Peak District National Park Authority
Bakewell, Derbyshire
Competitive salary
Closing date
31 May 2021

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Charity / Not for Profit, Local Authority
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Job Details

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 two Planners to join us in Bakewell, one on a permanent, full-time basis, and one for a 12-month fixed term contract.

The Benefits

- 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

This is the ideal role for a RTPI qualified planning professional to help to protect the valued characteristics of our National Park and provides an opportunity to deal with a wide range of planning casework.

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 to break away from city life and commute to the country (unless you’re working from home!).

The Role

As a Planner, you will support our Planning Service in guiding and managing planning and developments within the national park.

Reporting to the Area Team Manager, you will process planning applications and associated development management matters.

You will negotiate with applicants on planning applications and prepare reports and recommendations to the Planning Committee.

You will also:

- Provide advice to applicants and members of the public on planning matters

- Prepare case documentation on planning appeals, including formal hearings and public inquiries

About You

To join us as a Planner, you will need: 

- Experience of development management practice, planning law and regulations

- Effective negotiation skills and the ability to make balanced judgements

- Good IT skills, including ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and databases

- An RTPI recognised qualification and relevant experience

RTPI membership would be desirable. Evidence of continuing professional development in planning and related subjects would be beneficial to your application, as would knowledge of design and/or construction issues, and rural planning and/or conservation issues.

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

The closing date for this role is the 31st May 2021.

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

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.

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