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Planning Officer

Northumberland National Park Authority
Hybrid working (home and office in Hexham)
£27,741 - £31,346 per annum
Closing date
13 Feb 2022

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Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Development Control, Planning
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Planning Officer

£27,741 - £31,346 per annum

Northumberland National Park Authority is looking to recruit a Planning Officer to play an integral role in providing a positive and proactive Planning service in a way that respects the character of the National Park.  This post will be dealing with a wide variety of applications in a unique location, the highest possible designation of protected landscape.

Our planning officers handle an interesting and challenging range of Development Management case work, providing pre-application advice to prospective applicants, leading on any planning appeals and compliance and enforcement work. There are also opportunities to be involved in a wide range of planning work including Neighbourhood Planning and policy work.

This post could suit someone early in their career as well as someone who has more experience and is a full time permanent role.

£27,741 - £31,346 per annum

Flexi time

Hybrid working (home and office in Hexham)

Multi award winning wellness programme

Supportive culture with a focus on work life balance

Career development opportunities

Small team so you would be exposed to a wide variety of case work

You will be eligible or working towards RTPI Membership or have a demonstrably equivalent qualification or experience. You will need to have the confidence, skills and expertise to negotiate with applicants to secure high quality schemes which enhance and do not damage the special qualities of Northumberland National Park. You must be able to communicate effectively and clearly with applicants, colleagues, Authority Members and local communities on planning matters.

For more detail and a full list of our benefits, please see our website by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

Informal enquiries can be made to


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