Assistant Planning Adviser in National Trust 2022 at Killerton,England,UnitedKingdom

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This Job Listing is about National Trust in Killerton,England,UnitedKingdom 2022

About the job

Here at the National Trust, we care for and provide access to more land and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland than any other private landowner. In the South West this includes Grade I listed buildings, National Parks and important areas of the coast. Small wonder, then, that effective planning and land management is at the heart of everything that we do.

Our Planning Team has an important role to play in promoting an integrated approach to sustainable development. It’s a busy and exciting time to join, with challenges ranging from major infrastructure projects to the sensitive development of our own properties to sustain their future, tackle climate change and enable them to welcome everyone. This is a great opportunity to work on varied projects in beautiful and historic places, expanding your knowledge and experience across policy and development management.

Flexible location: we have offices at Killerton (Devon) and Lanhydrock (Cornwall)

The role is offered on a full time (fixed term) basis; the National Trust will consider applications for flexible working

Provisional interview dates: Monday 28th November at Killerton South West Regional Office

What it’s like to work here

You’ll support the work of the Planning Advisers in the South West. You’ll have the flexibility to work from home, at our offices and properties. Some travel is required for meetings and site visits, often to rural places.

You’ll be working alongside a range of specialists including archaeologists, ecologists and curators. You’ll support and collaborate with colleagues in the regional team and, importantly, at many of our properties. You’ll engage with officers at local planning authorities and with statutory consultees including Historic England. You’ll also join regular meetings/teleconferences with Planning Advisers across the National Trust, where you’ll benefit from knowledge sharing and opportunities for training and CPD.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of planning issues with a particular focus on the conservation of heritage, ecology and protected landscapes. Under the guidance of our Planning Advisers, you’ll assist with planning matters across our regional portfolio of properties, advising on our development proposals. You’ll also monitor and respond to external planning applications, and consultations on local and neighbourhood plans.

Who we’re looking for

We’d love to hear from you, if you have the following skills and experience:

· A planner with an RTPI-accredited degree or working towards chartered RTPI membership through another recognised route

· Knowledge and understanding of the legislative background to planning and of local government

· Experience of analysing, resolving and preparing positions/advice on planning issues

· Influencing, negotiating and communication skills, ability to engage with a range of audiences

· Ability to build collaborative and effective working relationships

· A client focus and the ability to manage your time across a varied caseload

· A full UK driving licence

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary.


Company: National Trust
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Killerton,England,UnitedKingdom
Application Deadline: N/A

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