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Peak District National Park Association, Bakewell
Salary details
Grade G/H £25,927 -£30,095 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
03 October 2022
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These roles are 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.

The Peak District National Park is a treasured landscape that has been shaped by the long interaction of natural and cultural forces. 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.

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.

The Role

As a Planner in 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
- Prepare case documentation on planning appeals, including formal hearings and public inquiries

About You

To join us as a 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.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post prior to making an application, please contact Mark Nuttall, South Area Team Manager, on 01629 816335 or at
Other organisations may call this role Planning Officer, Planning Development Officer, Rural Planner, or Qualified Planner.

For more information and to apply visit:

The job description and person specification will be available to download and review within the application process.

The Peak District National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employer, values diversity and is 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 environment is, the better our work will be.


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.