Coalition Co-ordinator

Better Planning Coalition

London with flexible working
£50,000 - £60,000 pa depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, carbon, climate & energy, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 26th May 2022  

Coalition Co-ordinator, Better Planning Coalition

Closing date: Midday on Thursday 26 May 2022
Revised Interview date: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Contract: (12 month fixed term contract)

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior lobbyist to lead the Better planning coalition, which is a broad coalition of 26 organisations from across a range of sectors at a crucial time for planning legislation and policy.

The Better planning coalition is committed to working together in partnership on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and the review of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for the benefit of climate, nature and people.

Our coalition recognises the value of working collaboratively in order to maximise our influence. We are all committed to the overarching ‘Six tests for planning’, which will form the foundation for our coalition work on both the Bill and the NPPF. In order to help us do this well, we have secured funding from the European Climate Foundation for a senior influencer to lead the coalition for one year. To underpin this person’s work, we have produced a ‘Ways of working’ document, which has been developed and agreed by coalition members. The Better planning coalition is a formalised version of a looser coalition that has been working together since August 2020 in response to the government’s ‘Planning for the Future’ White Paper.

Better planning coalition members include:

  1. Action on Empty Homes
  2. Bat Conservation Trust
  3. Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
  4. Community Planning Alliance
  5. Council for British Archaeology
  6. CPRE The countryside charity
  7. Cycling UK
  8. Friends of the Earth
  9. Heritage Alliance
  10. Long Distance Walkers Association
  11. Mammal Society
  12. National Trust
  13. New Economics Foundation
  14. Open Spaces Society
  15. Quality of Life Foundation
  16. Ramblers
  17. Rights : Community : Action
  18. RSPB
  19. Shelter
  20. Sustrans
  21. The Wildlife Trusts
  22. Town and Country Planning Association
  23. UK100
  24. UK Green Building Council
  25. Wildlife and Countryside Link
  26. Woodland Trust

You would be employed by CPRE, which places high value on equality. We treat everyone with respect and consideration because we know it’s the right thing to do. We also know that diverse teams make much better decisions, are more creative and more stimulating to work in. So, if you join us, you will be able to help us put equality, the environment and diversity at the centre of everything we do. We hope you like the sound of the job and will take the time to apply!

To apply

Candidates should read the candidate information pack and job and person specification available on our website and complete the application form (CVs will not be accepted). Please make sure you address the criteria outlined in the job and person specification; failing to do so will mean you will be unlikely to be shortlisted. Please send your completed application to [email protected] by the closing date.

Please note the interview date has been changed, interviews will now take place on Tuesday 14 June.

CPRE is an equal opportunities employer. 

Job ref: BPC-CC/ej

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