Assistant Forward Planner

Grade: 4

Salary: £20,661 - £24,964

Hours: 37

Contract length: 2 Years (Fixed Term)

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in shaping the future of Dartmoor as we review our local plan. The role will entail working in a broad range of policy areas including housing, economic development, and the natural and historic environment, to support national park communities into the future.

You will have skills which enable you to support the delivery of evidence, appraisal, and community engagement through the local plan review process.  Leading on some of crucial areas of the local plan review process.  We are therefore looking for someone who is well organised, has a breadth of knowledge and interests, and the enthusiasm and flexibility to work as part of a small team.  You will have suitable qualifications in planning, or an environment/geography related degree, and be keen to develop a career in planning.  

In return you will get hands on experience preparing and adopting a local plan, have the chance to work in this very special environment.  We offer a range of benefits including a flexi-time scheme, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

If you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Dan Janota, Forward Planning Manager on 01626 832093.

The post is based at the Authority’s head office at Parke, Bovey Tracey, but will involve travel to other sites within the National Park.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ.

Closing date:

Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 12:00 pm

Interview date:

Monday 23 April 2018

How to apply:

To apply for this position please complete and return the application form using the links below.  Once completed, please email your application to:
Alternatively, please post to: Human Resources at Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ.