Aldern House, Baslow Rd, Bakewell DE45 1AE, UK
£25,927 to £30,095 pro rata per annum
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 (37 hours per week) Planner to join us on a permanent basis.
- Salary of £27,514 - £30,095
- Local government pension scheme
- Blended home/office working
- Develop specialist skills in rural planning, with a focus on landscape and heritage conservation
- Experience the stunning landscapes and cultural heritage of the Peak District on a daily basis
These roles are 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.
As a Planner in the Authority’s development management service, you will process planning applications and associated development management matters.
Reporting to the Area Team Manager, you will negotiate with applicants on planning applications and prepare reports and recommendations to the Planning Committee.
You will frequently work alongside our in-house conservation, archaeology, landscape, ecology, and arboriculture specialists, providing excellent opportunities for professional development in conservation practice.
You will also:
- Provide advice to applicants and members of the public on planning matters
- Prepare case documentation on planning appeals, including formal hearings and public inquiries
To join us as a 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 recognised qualification and relevant experience
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.
If you would like an informal discussion about the post prior to making an application, please contact Mark Nuttall, South Area Team Manager on 01629 816335 or at email@example.com.
Other organisations may call this role Planning Officer, Planning Development Officer, Rural Planner, or Qualified Planner.
The closing date for this role is the 3rd October 2022.
Please select the apply button shown to apply for this position. The job description and person specification will be available to download and review within the application process.
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.
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Job Applicant Privacy Notice
As part of any recruitment process, the Peak District National Park Authority collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations.
What information do we collect?
We collect a range of information about you. This includes: your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number; details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history; information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements; whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process; and information about your entitlement to work in the UK.
We may collect this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment.
We may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. We will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that we are doing so.
Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).
Why do we process personal data?
We need to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. We may also need to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, we need to process data to ensure that we are complying with our legal obligations. For example, it is mandatory to check a successful applicant's eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.
We process personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows us to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate's suitability for employment and make decisions regarding who we offer the job to. We may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.
We may process special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion or belief, to monitor recruitment statistics. We may also collect information about whether or not applicants are disabled to make reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability. We process such information to carry out our obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.
Who has access to data?
Your information may be shared with our e-recruit service provider to enable fulfilment of their contract with the National Park and internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.
We will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and we make you an offer of employment. We will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you and employment background check providers to obtain necessary background checks.
How do we protect persona data?
We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
How long do we keep personal data for?
If your application for employment is unsuccessful, the organisation will hold your data on file for 6 months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. At the end of that period, or once you withdraw your consent, your data is deleted or securely destroyed.
If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your Human Resources file (electronic and paper based) and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can: access and obtain a copy of your data on request; require the organisation to change incorrect or incomplete data; require the organisation to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing; and object to the processing of your data where you feel that we have not complied with our obligations as set out in this policy.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org. Or write to Data Protection Officer, Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE.