Planning Officer (Development Management)

Grade: 4/5

Salary: £21,074 - £30,756

Hours: 37 per week (Monday to Friday)

We are seeking to appoint a Planning Officer to join our small team charged with providing the Development Management service for the National Park.  Ideally, you will already have experience in Development Management and the monitoring of development within a Local Authority with a good knowledge and understanding of current planning legislation and procedures.  If you a qualified Planner and a corporate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) that would be even better.

Not yet qualified but have relevant experience?  We are still interested to hear from you particularly if you are working towards becoming a Chartered Planner in the near future.  This post could be the ideal stepping stone to a career in Planning.

A flexible approach to problem solving is key; expect to be involved in a wide range of planning work with emphasis on the resolution of planning enforcement cases, applications and the committee work and  appeals that may result.  You will spend a significant amount of time out of the office visiting sites in the National Park.

Whilst we are passionate about our environment, we are also focussed on the people, communities and businesses we serve – delivering sustainable development in a protected landscape is an exciting challenge.  The customer is at the heart of what we do so you will need to demonstrate the ability to confidently engage with a wide range of audiences using sensitivity, tact and diplomacy.

Appointment at the higher end of the grade will be based on experience and additional responsibilities include dealing with planning applications, making recommendations and presenting your reports to the Development Management Committee and representing the Authority at appeal hearings.


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

Closing date:

Sunday 18 November 2018 at 23:59 pm

Interview date:

17 December 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.