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Senior Planning Officer

North York Moors National Park Authority
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with some travel within the National Park)
Salary of £32,654 - £36,124 per annum with potential progression to £39,513
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

Senior Planning Officer
Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with some travel within the National Park)

The North York Moors National Park Authority looks after and promotes one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles. Filled with breath-taking scenery, magnificent wildlife, picture book villages and a dramatic coastline, the North York Moors boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the UK.

We are now looking for a Senior Planning Officer to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £32,654 - £36,124 per annum with potential progression to £39,513
  • 25 days’ annual leave rising annually by one day to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Payment of RTPI fees

This is a brilliant opportunity for a qualified planning professional from a development management background with experience working with local communities to join our prestigious organisation.

You’ll have the chance to play a vital role in shaping sustainable development within the North York Moors National Park as every decision you make contributes to the conservation and enhancement of this iconic landscape whilst meeting the needs of a dynamic local community.

What’s more, we’ll encourage and support your continuous professional growth, providing you with training and development opportunities and helping you stay up to date with the latest planning laws and best practices.

So, if you’re ready to join a proud, professional, welcoming and collaborative team, then apply today!

The Role

As our Senior Planning Officer, you will support the delivery of our Development Management Service, handling a caseload of planning applications and proposals.

Working as part of an area team led by a Planning Team Leader, you will ensure developments within the National Park are sustainable and help to support the delivery of our targets and standards.

You will manage your own caseload, carry out site inspections and negotiations with applicants, their agents and specialist staff and prepare reports and recommendations.

Additionally, you will:

  • Present to the Planning Committee and at Member site inspections
  • Prepare statements for planning appeals
  • Present evidence at hearings and public enquiries
  • Help to prepare plans and policies for development management
  • Liaise with external bodies and organisations
  • Deputise for the Development Management Team Leader

About You

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

  • Post qualification experience in Development Management
  • Experience of working successfully with local communities
  • A degree level qualification
  • Eligibility to become a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • A full, valid driving licence

Closing date is midnight on Sunday 28 July 2024.
Interviews are to be held on Friday 9 August 2024.

To apply click on the 'apply button'

Other organisations may call this role Senior Planning Support Officer, or Principal Planning Officer.

Webrecruit and North York Moors 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.

So, if you’re ready to join us in our mission to conserve, enhance and champion this spectacular landscape as a Senior Planning Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.


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