Local Plan Project Officer

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Bainbridge, North Yorkshire, with hybrid working
£30,984 - £35,335 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th August 2022   4 days left

Local Plan Project Officer – Graduate Opportunity (FTC)

Bainbridge, Leyburn (with hybrid working)

About us

We are the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, an organisation that protects, enhances and promotes the immense beauty, wildlife and character of the Yorkshire Dales. Set against expansive heather moorland tops, each valley has its own distinct charm, from crags and waterfalls to an underground labyrinth of caves.

We’re looking for a Local Plan Project Officer to join us on a fixed-term basis, until 28th July 2024, working 30 hours per week from our Bainbridge office near Leyburn, with the potential for some regular home-working.

The benefits

  • Salary of £30,984 to £35,335 pro rata per annum (pro rata)
  • Relocation Allowance available
  • Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days’ plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Local Government defined benefit pension scheme
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Employee discounts on various goods and services
  • Free parking

This is an exciting opportunity for an environmental or development-focused graduate to join our superb organisation in one of the UK’s most striking and breath-taking locations.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Britain and will provide an enviable setting for your career. You will have the chance to become part of the story of this very special place, its landscape, wildlife, culture and heritage, and to help people understand and enjoy this national treasure.

We’ll provide great training and support as you get started and enable you to develop experience that supports an exceptional career.

The role

As a Local Plan Project Officer, you will join our small Local Planning Team and work to prepare a new National Parkwide Local Plan.

Your work will involve research and consultation on policy approaches towards biodiversity net gain, climate change, economic development and transport.

Additionally, you will engage effectively with consultees and stakeholders, summarise the responses and report on the outcomes of consultation.

About you

To be considered as a Local Plan Project Officer, you will need:

  • To be educated to at least degree level in an environmental or development-related subject
  • An understanding and appreciation of the rural environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to act with political sensitivity and awareness when handling difficult issues
  • A commitment to genuine sustainable development and positive rural planning
  • A full, valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle with appropriate insurance

Our recruitment process treats all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic. That said, we particularly encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as this group are currently under-represented throughout the Authority.

For an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact us (contact details will be provided upon application).

The closing date for completed application forms is 11pm on Wednesday 24 August 2022.

Anticipated interview date: Week Commencing 5 September 2022.

Other organisations may call this role Environmental Planning Officer, Sustainable Development Officer, Development and Planning Officer, or Park Planning Officer.

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