Planning Officer (Enforcement & Development Management)

Grade: 4/5 (Grade 5 is subject to RTPI membership/qualification)

Salary: £21,074 - £30,756 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Would you like to be at the forefront of shaping the future of Dartmoor?  Are you looking for a job that requires you to work in an inspiring natural landscape, rich in history?  Are you looking for a new challenge in an iconic rural environment in the glorious South West?  If so, then we might have just the job for you…

We are seeking to appoint an Enforcement Planner to join our small team charged with providing the Development Management (DM) service for the National Park.  Ideally, you will already have experience in Enforcement or DM with a good knowledge and understanding of current planning legislation and procedures, be suitably qualified and a corporate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Not yet qualified?  We are still interested to hear from you 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 is key; expect to be involved in a wide range of enforcement cases, committee work, appeals and applications.

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 Grade 5 (starting at £25,463) will apply if you are a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). At this higher grade, additional responsibilities include dealing with applications, making recommendations and presenting your reports to the DM Committee and representing the Authority at appeals.

The Authority operates flexible working hours and is a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

The post is based at our stunning headquarters on the National Trust’s Parke estate on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey.

If you would like to know more about this position, please contact James Aven, Deputy Head of Development Management (01626 831019).


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

Closing date:

Wednesday 05 September 2018 at 17:00 pm

Interview date:

20 September 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.