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Senior Planner

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Peak District National Park Authority, Bakewell
Salary details
Grade I £30,984 - £33,486
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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About Us

The Peak District National Park Authority protects, enhances and shares the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Peak District. We also support the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work.

As the UK’s first National Park, the Peak District has a rich history and has been shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. The Park is enjoyed by millions each year looking for adventure, knowledge and a fantastic day out.

We’re currently looking for a full-time Senior Planner to join our Planning Service in Bakewell on a permanent basis. It is an exciting time to join the National Park as we are currently reviewing our Planning Service to create an efficient and positive future with a structure that encourages development and provides an opportunity for us to grow our leaders of the future.

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

The Benefits

  • Local government pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Free on-site parking
  • Work from offices based in the heart of the National Park
  •  Benefit from stunning surroundings and views on a daily basis
  •  Hybrid working arrangements

This role is 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 Senior Planner, you will support our Planning Service in guiding and managing planning and developments within the national park.

Reporting to the Area Team Manager, you will process planning applications and associated development management matters. You will negotiate with applicants on planning applications and prepare reports and recommendations for the Planning Committee. You will also provide advice to junior staff, applicants and members of the public on planning matters, prepare case documentation on planning appeals, including formal hearings and public inquiries and advise the Authority’s Policy Team on the monitoring and development of planning policies.

About You

To join us as a Senior 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 final qualification and relevant experience, ideally in a similar rural context

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.

Further Information 

To view the job description and person specification and to apply, please visit https://bit.ly/3vH6Nob

Please do not apply using the Derbyshire County Council website. 

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact mark.nuttall@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 us.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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.