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Planner/Senior Planner

Employer
Peak District National Park Authority
Location
Aldern House, Bakewell
Salary
Planner £30,298 - £35,745, Senior Planner £36,648 - £39,186
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Planner/Senior Planner

We are currently looking for a qualified Planner or Senior Planner to join our Development and Enforcement Team on a permanent basis.

The Role

This role is ideal for RTPI qualified planning professionals to help to protect the valued characteristics of our National Park and provide an opportunity to deal with a wide range of planning casework and develop specialist skills in rural planning, with a focus on landscape and heritage conservation. The Peak District National Park is a treasured landscape that has been shaped by the long interaction of natural and cultural forces, and 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.

Working in the north area team of the Authority’s development management service, you will process planning applications and associated development management matters. Reporting to the Area Team Manager, you will negotiate with applicants on planning applications and prepare reports and recommendations to the Planning Committee.

You will frequently work alongside our in-house conservation, archaeology, landscape, ecology, and arboriculture specialists, providing excellent opportunities for professional development in conservation practice. You will also provide advice to applicants and members of the public on planning matters and prepare case documentation on planning appeals, including formal hearings and public inquiries.

The Benefits

* The post and salary offered will be based on the knowledge, skills and experience demonstrated during the selection process. For information, the salaries are: Planner £30,298 - £35,745, Senior Planner £36,648 - £39,186

- Local government pension scheme
- Flexible working
- Free on-site parking
- Work from offices based in the heart of the National Park
- Benefit from stunning surroundings and views on a daily basis
- Hybrid working arrangements

About You

To join us as either a Planner or Senior 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 the 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, however, these aspects are essential for a Senior Planner role.

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.

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.

Our Values

- Care – We care for the Peak District National Park, the people we work with and all those we serve. It’s at the heart of everything we do
- Enjoy – We take pride in what we do and feel good about our contribution
- Pioneer – We were born of pioneers. We will continue to explore opportunities to inspire future generations

Further Information

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact us. No agencies at this time, please.

Flexible Working

A range of flexible working options would be considered. If you would like to discuss this, please contact us.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Peak District National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.

 

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