Community Policy Planner

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Aldern House, Bakewell
Policy and Communities
£32,024 to £39,186 per year
Full Time
37 hours per week
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The Role
We are looking for a qualified and experienced policy/community planner to help us prepare a statutory development plan for the Peak District National Park and to develop and deliver a programme of interventions that support local communities, including neighbourhood plans, community grant and other community-led projects.

In the role you will be responsible for:
• researching, reviewing and formulating planning policies for the National Park’s Local Development Plan
• giving advice and assistance to parish councils undertaking neighbourhood plans
• developing and delivering a programme of interventions in relation to non-statutory village plans/village statements and community-led projects including for affordable housing, community facilities or any community
project that helps to deliver National Park purposes.
• managing the Community Small Grant.

About You
You should be a qualified town and country planner with working knowledge of the UK Planning System especially for Local Planning and Neighbourhood Plans, and how this interacts with legislation and guidance regarding the purposes and duty of a national park. You must also be able to analyse complex issues and be able to communicate this to different audiences. Experience of working with community groups is essential.

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.

Further Information
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Adele Metcalfe on No agencies at this time please.

We offer a range of staff benefits including flexi-time, a great pension with employer contribution of 19.57%, 26-31 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and free parking at most of our offices. Please look at our Total Reward Brochure to see what we offer.

Flexible Working
A range of flexible working options would be considered. If you would like to discuss this, please contact Adele on the details above or contact

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.

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.

If you are unable to apply on line and require a word version of the application form please contact

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