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Senior Planning Policy Officer

Dartmoor National Park Authority
Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot (with travel across Dartmoor National Park)
Salary £37,336 - £41,418 per annum (plus £5,000 “Golden Hello” payment)
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

Senior Planning Policy Officer
Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot (with travel across Dartmoor National Park)

About Us

Dartmoor National Park Authority works in partnership with local and national stakeholders to conserve and enhance Dartmoor as a vibrant, living, working landscape and community teeming with natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage.

We promote opportunities for the public to understand and enjoy the special qualities of Dartmoor National Park, whilst also promoting the economic and social wellbeing of local communities.

We are now looking for a Senior Planning Policy Officer to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis, working 37 hours per week.

The Benefits

  • Salary £37,336 - £41,418 per annum (plus £5,000 “Golden Hello” payment)
  • Generous annual leave and flexitime policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to electric vehicle pool car fleet
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Beautiful office location on National Trust estate, with free parking and café on site
  • Discounts at National Park Visitor Centres and Car Parks

This is a fantastic opportunity for a planning professional with a good grasp of relevant issues and legislation to join our dedicated organisation.

In this varied and engaging role, you’ll have the chance to work in one of the UK's most breathtaking natural settings, making a real difference in preserving its beauty and rich history and having a positive impact on both nature and those who call Dartmoor home.

What’s more, you’ll be rewarded with an excellent array of benefits, from generous holiday and flexible working to plenty of opportunities for professional growth and development.

This post attracts a "Golden Hello" payment (£2,500 paid upon commencement of employment, and a further £2,500 anniversary payment paid after 12 months of service (terms & conditions apply).

The Role

As a Senior Planning Policy Officer, you will support the preparation and delivery of the Development Plan, the Dartmoor National Park Management Plan and other spatial plans.

You’ll oversee the progress of the Development Plan, reviewing policies and actions including the maintenance of statutory registers, databases and the preparation of the Monitoring Report.

Delivering evidence for the Development Plan, you’ll carry out surveys, studies and appraisals, prepare briefs and tender invitations and support the selection of consultants and contractors.

Additionally, you will:

  • Deliver advice regarding planning policy
  • Liaise with local authorities, agencies, organisations and other regional and national bodies
  • Contribute to web content, social media, publications and events
  • Line manage an Assistant Policy Officer
  • Ensure adherence to health & safety policies

About You

To be considered as a Senior Planning Policy Officer, you will need:

  • Sound understanding of planning issues and relevant planning legislation
  • Knowledge of development plan production, the procedures that need to be followed and the documents that underpin the production of policy plans
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to collect, process and analyse data accurately
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good general IT skills
  • Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • A full, valid driving licence

The closing date for this role is the 3rd June 2024.
Previous applicants need not apply.

Other organisations may call this role Senior Planning Officer, Senior Projects Officer, Principal Planning Officer, Principal Planning Policy Officer, Policy Advisor, Senior Planning Enforcement Officer, or Senior Policy Advisor.

Webrecruit and Dartmoor National Park Authority are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are 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 environments are, the better our work will be.

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