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Planning Technician

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Peak District National Park Association, Bakewell
Salary details
Scale E/F £23,620 - £26,845 per year, pro rata
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
29 hours and 40 minutes per week
Closing Date
26 March 2023
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We’re currently looking for a Planning Technician to join us on a permanent, part time basis working 4 days per week.

The Benefits:

Flexible working
Blended office/home working arrangements
25 days’ holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (pro rata for part-time workers)
Benefit from the stunning surroundings of the National Park

The post provides an opportunity for the post-holder to gain experience of a wide range of planning related work in a national park, primarily providing technical support to our Minerals Planning and Policy & Communities Teams within the wider Planning Service.

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

Reporting to the Strategic Planning Manager, you will be expected to assist the Minerals and Policy and Communities Teams undertake their statutory functions, collate and present data for evidence and monitoring purposes, carry out routine site inspections and offer advice to applicants and members of the public on technical matters.

You may also be required to support the wider Planning Service including working alongside the Authority’s Development Management and Monitoring & Enforcement Teams.

For those who want to progress with professional qualifications, an Apprenticeship may be considered for this role.

About You

To join us as a Planning Technician, you will need:

A Higher National Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject or be working towards this.
Knowledge and experience in use of GIS and data capture.
Good IT skills, including ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and databases, Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Although not essential, it would be desirable for the successful applicant to have some previous experience of data survey coordinating and reporting, spatial mapping and knowledge of, or an interest in geology and minerals.

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

Please do not apply using The Derbyshire County Council Website.

Further Information

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://bit.ly/3YZAHjN 

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tom Evans on tom.evans@peakdistrict.gov.uk. 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 Tom on the details above or contact HR@peakdistrict.gov.uk

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.

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.