Senior Conservation Planner


Cardiff or Bangor
£29,507 - £34,425 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: A2080919

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Friday, 15th November 2019  

We are actively recruiting for a Senior Conservation Planner to join RSPB Cymru's Policy & Advocacy Team and be part of our work to influence decision-makers to drive nature's recovery in Wales.

Senior Conservation Planner
Reference number: A2080919
Location: Cardiff or Bangor
Salary starting at: £29,507 to £34,425 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

The Senior Conservation Planner will lead our engagement with development planning, environmental management frameworks and casework in Wales, seeking to ensure they are fit for the purpose of tackling the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. You will work across teams to influence (inter alia) Wales' planning policy, the National Development Framework, the Wales National Marine Plan and Area Statements under the Environment (Wales) Act. You will line manage our Casework Officer and have oversight of RSPB Cymru's planning casework ensuring our engagement with developers and regulators aligns with national casework priorities and reflects Wales' unique policy context.

To be the ideal candidate you will have a degree or equivalent in a development planning- or environmental management-related subject. You will hold, or be working towards, chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI), or have equivalent professional experience.

You will have an understanding of planning and environmental management law, policy and practice including environmental assessment processes, and the opportunities and risks they present for wildlife. Knowledge of Wales' distinct legal and policy framework is also desirable.

You will be able to quickly analyse complex issues, be a great communicator, and have excellent negotiating and influencing skills. You will be able to manage your time and prioritise effectively, manage projects and take the lead in developing policy positions. You will have experience of working in planning or environmental management, and of line managing staff. You will understand how to influence policy and plans, and experience of campaigns is desirable. In short, you will be a passionate and proactive advocate who will seek out opportunities to champion the change nature needs to decision-makers, professional counterparts and the public.

Closing date: 15 November 2019
We are actively recruiting and may draw the role to close before the closing date, when suitable applications are received. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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