Minerals Planner

Bakewell, Derbyshire
Competitive salary
12 May 2021
31 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Planner

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 Minerals Planner to join us in Bakewell.

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 mineral planning professional with a strong grasp of countryside planning and conservation issues to put their knowledge to action, and help preserve our historical surroundings.

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 the minerals industry 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 Minerals Planner, you will carry out a range of activities within the Minerals Planning Authority, concentrating particularly on monitoring and enforcement.

Establishing close working relationships with mineral operators, you will effectively monitor the progress of mineral workings. You will check compliance with conditions of their licence and follow up of cases of unauthorised mineral working development.

You will also process mineral and waste disposal planning applications and other related matters. This will include considering applications, inspecting sites, negotiating with applicants and statutory consultees and drafting decision notices.

Your role will also involve:

- Preparing reports and recommendations to the Planning Committee

- Negotiating with applicants on planning applications

- Preparing statements and providing evidence on the Authority’s behalf

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

- Assisting in statutory mineral surveys and reviews of old mineral permissions

About You

To join us as a Minerals Planner, you will need: 

- At least three years’ experience of mineral planning or related work, including experience of environmental impact assessment, major mineral/waste

- Knowledge of countryside planning and conservation issues

- The ability to carry out site visits on exposed/rough terrain

- A postgraduate diploma level in Town and Country Planning

A Membership of RTPI or other relevant organisation is desirable. Experience in local government would also be beneficial to your application, as would experience in minerals site surveys.

Other organisations may call this role Minerals Planning Officer, Minerals Planning Development Officer, Rural Planner, Planning Enforcement Officer, 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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