The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Britain and will provide an enviable setting for your career. As the planning authority for the area, it’s our job to help local people and businesses to keep the National Park a thriving and beautiful area.
Due to a member of our team retiring, there’s an opportunity to join our Development Management team at an exciting time for the National Park.
We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.
This is a rare opportunity to apply for a much sought after permanent full time role as a Senior Planning Officer, in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.
– Salary of £30,451 to £34,728 per annum
– Local Government pension scheme
– Flexitime working arrangements
– Employee discounts on various goods and services
– Free parking
– Generous leave entitlement, starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
This opportunity might be your chance to re-focus your career or to build upon your experience to achieve something that you will be proud of, whilst working in one of the UK’s most striking and breath-taking locations.
You will have the chance to help local people and businesses to protect the National Park and ensure it remains a thriving and beautiful area for years to come.
The role is full-time, permanent and based at our Bainbridge office near Leyburn, with the potential for some home working.
As a Senior Planning Officer, you will work in a small team of planners responsible for delivering an efficient and effective development management service for the northern half of the National Park. The area comprises the visually stunning Swaledale, Wensleydale and Westmorland Dales, including iconic places like Hawes and Sedbergh.
Responsible for conserving the special qualities of these outstanding places, whilst delivering the housing and economic development necessary to sustain thriving communities.
You will negotiate positive design solutions, provide professional advice on a broad spectrum of planning issues, manage applications efficiently and present your recommendations clearly.
Reporting to the Principal Planning Officer, you will:
– Take on an interesting caseload
– Handle applications and appeals in line with our procedures and practices
– Help to monitor sites and the delivery of the enforcement service
– Give evidence at public inquiries and hearings
You will already have experience of development control work and a good understanding of the legislative, procedural and policy framework within which the planning system operates and the requirements for negotiating S.106 agreements.
You will be a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or be working towards becoming a Member.
A full driving licence is essential as you will be required to travel within the Park in order to undertake this post.
Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.
For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact Richard Graham, Head of Development Management, on 01969 652302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Sunday 30 January 2022.
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