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Local Plan Officer

  • Four year fixed term contract.

  • £29,636 to £33,798 per annum pro-rata. (£24,029 to £27,403 per annum)

  • 30 hours (4 days) per week

  • Bainbridge

The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in England and will provide an enviable setting as your new workplace.

As the local planning authority it is our job to help people and businesses keep the National Park a thriving and beautiful area.   To that end we have an opportunity in our Sustainable Development Team.

You will have an important role to play as part of a small team producing the first Local Plan for the newly extended National Park. Your contribution will cover all aspects of Plan preparation including managing and undertaking research, engaging effectively with the public and stakeholders, drafting policies and supporting the Plan at examination.

The challenge will be finding development solutions that support rural sustainability without compromising the area’s special qualities.

This is a chance to bring your practical rural planning skills to bear in a nationally designated landscape with a wealth of historical and natural assets.

  • Closing date: 12:00 on Tuesday, 28 May 2019

  • Expected interview date: week commencing Monday, 10 June 2019

For further information about this vacancy and working for the Authority in general, please download the recruitment pack below:

You may also find the following documents useful:

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return it to us by post or email (details below), ensuring that you mark it ‘Confidential’.

Important: We can only accept applications on our official application form - please ensure you complete all sections of the form including the equal opportunities monitoring section. Please do not send CVs unless specifically requested.

Alternatively you can request copies of the job pack and application form directly from the Authority.

Contact details:

  • Email:

  • Phone: 0300 456 0030

  • Address:
    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
    North Yorkshire
    DL8 3EL