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Senior Planning Adviser
Eastleigh Court, Warminster
£32,646 - £35,303 per annum
About the role
Here at the National Trust, we care for and provide access to more land in England, Wales and Northern Ireland than any other private landowner. Small wonder, then, that effective, sustainable planning and land management is at the heart of everything we do. But what’s the best way to balance conservation with access? How can we show practical leadership in the field of land use, planning and development? Big questions demand some big thinking, and that’s why we want to hear your ideas. By exploring new ways to maximise our spaces and places, you’ll help property colleagues to achieve their land management and business objectives.
Acting as the Lead on Planning matters across the eastern part of our South West portfolio of properties, you’ll provide expert advice on everything from local planning to development management and land management. With your proven experience colleagues will look to you for in-depth, up-to-the-minute advice and guidance. Like everyone here, you’ll be excited by the challenge of helping more and more people to enjoy our magical places and spaces.
You’ll be a Chartered Town Planner with significant practical knowledge of urban and rural planning, environmental issues, conservation and sustainable development. You also have your finger firmly on the planning pulse, and just as importantly, you appreciate that today’s big planning issues call for innovative solutions. You’ll have an up-to-date understanding of what’s happening in the wider world of land use and planning (including relevant legislation). Analytical and methodical, you’re confident interpreting data and using your findings to influence colleagues and support them in the decision making process. A full UK driving licence will be required for this role as extensive travel will be required.
We expect a lot, but we’ll offer a great deal in return, starting with stimulating and challenging work and the opportunity to help us achieve our bold ambitions. We value your contribution, recognise the importance of a work-life balance, and are committed to your continued development. You can also look forward to free admission to all our incredible places, plus a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here.
Here at the National Trust, we want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, five million will be.
If you want to work for an organisation with a fascinating past and an exciting future then the National Trust could be for you. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. That’s really important to us. Our careers are a varied as the places we care for and that’s why we look for people from all backgrounds, with a variety of skills and abilities to help us maintain our places ‘forever for everyone’.
Go to work with extraordinary places and spaces. To find out more, and to apply, please click the ‘Apply now’ button and search using reference IRC2578. Closing date: 02 November 2012.
Committed to equal opportunities.
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