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Planning Officer (Career Grade)

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Bainbridge, Leyburn, DL8 3EL - Blended working opportunities to enable you to regularly work from home
Starting salary of £27,334 to £33,945, per annum.
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

Job Details

Planning Officer (Career Grade)

Starting salary of £27,334 to £33,945, per annum. Rising to £34,834 - £39,185 per annum, on qualification

Are you a planner or planning graduate looking to start your planning career in one of the UK’s most striking and breath-taking locations?


Have you got planning experience but just need the right qualification to progress?


Do you want to work for an environmental organisation where you will make a real difference?

If you’ve answered yes, to the above questions then we have a great opportunity for you.

About Us

We are the planning authority for the Yorkshire Dales National Park – you may have seen the Park in many TV shows and films – it is beautiful place that is home to the Three Peaks, wild moors and rivers, woods and deep brooding valleys. It is our job to deliver well designed and sustainable development that supports local people, visitors and businesses as well as protecting the landscapes, wildlife and built heritage. It is also a place full of opportunity for outdoor sport and recreation, such as climbing, cycling, hiking, wild swimming, caving, riding, running, or just being out in the country.

We specialise in sustainable designconservation skills and delivering biodiversity benefits. We can give you useful experience of this type of work that will give you a solid start to your planning career.

We are looking for planners who want to develop their design and negotiating skills to protect our natural and built environment and secure well designed affordable housing and business development for our communities.

If you have a positive approach to work, great customer service skills and you care about nature recovery, climate change and delivering good quality sustainable design then we would love to hear from you.

The Benefits

  • Salary progression starting from Band D £27,334 – £33,945, per annum, rising to Band C £34,834 – £39,185 per annum, on qualification.
  • Blended working opportunities to enable you to regularly work from home
  • Holiday entitlement starting at 26 days plus bank holidays
  • Flexi time scheme enables you to vary your start and finish times each day
  • Local government defined benefit pension scheme (LGPS)
  • Subsidised Healthcare scheme
  • Employee discounts on various goods and services
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Commitment to Wellbeing
  • Relocation allowance available

The Role

The role is a permanent and full-time (37 hours per week), based at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn, with blended home and office working arrangements available.

You will work in a small friendly team of planners responsible for delivering an efficient and effective development management service for half (North or South) of the National Park.

You will negotiate positive design solutions, provide professional advice on a broad spectrum of planning issues, manage applications efficiently and present your recommendations clearly.

About You

You will have either a recognised planning or related degree and are looking to gain relevant experience to qualify for RTPI membership or already have experience of development control work and want to study for a planning degree whilst working.

You will be willing to study and achieve a Chartered Town Planner/Urban Planning Level 7 (masters level) Degree Apprenticeship with a chosen university, with support from the Authority.

With a good understanding of the legislative, procedural and policy framework, you will also be a good communicator and proficient in the use of IT software packages appropriate to the role.

Access to a car or access to a means of mobility support to meet the travel demands of the post (if driving must have a current valid driving licence and appropriate business insurance) is essential.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all 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.

For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Richard Graham, Head of Development Management, on 01969 652302 or

The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Sunday 21 July 2024.

To apply click on the 'Apply Button'

2024 07 04 Recruitment Pack - Planning Officer (career grade)


In the UK there are 15 members in the UK national park family and they are protected areas because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. People live and work in the national parks and the farms, villages and towns are protected along with the landscape and wildlife. National parks welcome visitors and provide opportunities for everyone to experience, enjoy and learn about their special qualities.

Company info
0300 4560030
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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