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Minerals Planner

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Peak District National Park Authority, Bakewell
Salary details
£25,481 - £32,910 Scale G/H/I (career grade)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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The Role

We are looking for someone interested in playing a key role to preserve and enhance the special qualities of the Peak District National Park. As a Minerals Planner you will be responsible for some of the Park’s most significant strategic sites, helping to manage the economically important supply of aggregates whilst balancing the impact on the Park’s special landscape and qualities by ensuring the progressive restoration of sites and achieving biodiversity net gain. The Park also has reserves of nationally important vein mineral and locally important building stone, which also require careful management. The effective management of the National Park’s quarries and waste activities, due to their size and nature, is crucial if the Park is to achieve the aspirations in the Corporate Strategy, National Park Management Plan and the Local Plan. Given the nature of development the team deals with, and the Park being designated a ‘sensitive area’, the post holder will have exposure to EIA applications and associated work.

The post holder may also have the opportunity to contribute to Mineral Policy formulation during the review of the Authority’s Local Plan which is currently underway and to contribute to regional mineral supply strategy as part of the Regional Aggregates Working Party. You will also engage with members of the public and other stakeholders to advise them in relation to Minerals matters and may attend community liaison meetings to facilitate a dialogue and working relationship between operators and the community.

A further facet of the role will be the monitoring of compliance with planning conditions at existing Mineral sites to ensure adverse impacts are suitably controlled and that sites are restored in accordance with approved restoration plans and to a quality befitting the National Park location. The post holder will also be required to investigate breaches of planning control, often relating to the unauthorised deposit of waste in various locations across the Park. It will be necessary to conduct site visits, collect evidence and take the appropriate enforcement action when it is expedient to do so in order to preserve the special landscape.

The post is career graded and we are looking to attract a range of candidates that may include experienced Minerals Planners, those with mainstream planning experience, recent planning graduates or graduates in a related subject such as Geography or Geology that have an interest in developing a career in Minerals Planning. For those less experienced in this niche, but critical sector of planning, appropriate training opportunities will be provided by the Authority. Experience working in a local government planning authority or the private sector in a minerals/waste, development management or enforcement role would be highly beneficial. To be successful in gaining appointment to this post you will need to demonstrate attention to detail, quality report writing skills, the ability to make balanced judgements and a willingness to adopt a pragmatic approach in order to achieve the purposes of the National Park.

About Us

The Peak District National Park was the first of Britain’s 15 national parks and is still enjoyed by millions, looking for both adventure and a breathing space to escape. It is also the most accessible due its proximity to four major cities of the UK and its 38,000 residents. We recognise the importance of our national park and our job is to speak up and care for the Peak District National Park for all to enjoy forever.

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 more information and to apply, please visit:  https://bit.ly/3JcTTn9 Please do not apply using the Derbyshire County Council website.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tom Evans on 01629 816501

No agencies at this time please.


Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.