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Research Officer

Employer
Royal Town Planning Institute
Location
London
Salary
£36305.00 to £36305.00 Excellent pension scheme and 26 days holiday per annum
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Research Officer

£36,305 per annum

Permanent/Full time (35 hours per week)

Central London Office including a blend of home and office working

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. We represent over 27,000 members worldwide, supporting them throughout their careers. We shape planning policy, raise professional standards and are the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification.

The research team at the RTPI has three main areas of work:

  1. Commissioning fresh research to support planners, shape policy formation and promote the value of the profession;
  2. Supports and advises the planning research community, both university-based and in planning practice;
  3. Represents the RTPI in its Learned Society function of promoting the academic discipline of urban planning

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a wide ranging interest in urban planning and related fields. The main responsibility of the role relates to point 2 above: you will also act as a ‘knowledge broker’ between academic researchers and planning practitioners. You will also conduct research and analysis, and will help to manage and support commissioned research projects and programmes.

RTPI has a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment which actively operates a policy of helping its employees at all levels to achieve professional growth. We seek to foster a collaborative and respectful work environment which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 28 April 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May 2024

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter that refers to the criteria in the person specification.

Company

The Royal Town Planning Institute champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. Using our expertise and research we bring evidence and thought leadership to shape planning policies and thinking, putting the profession at the heart of society's big debates. 

We set the standards of planning education and professional behaviour that give planners, wherever they work in the world, a unique ability to meet complex economic, social and environmental challenges. 

We are the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers in both private and public sectors. We support our members – 23,000 worldwide - throughout their careers, offering them a wide of range of opportunities to learn and share ideas and skills.

RTPI has a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment which actively operates a policy of helping its employees at all levels to achieve professional growth.   We seek to foster a collaborative and respectful work environment which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion.

 

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