Coalition Co-ordinator, Better planning coalition (12 month fixed-term)

Salary: circa £50,000-60,000 per year (depending on experience) 12-month fixed-term contract
London N1 7NH office based but the ability to work 2-3 days from home

Closing date: Midday on Thursday 26 May 2022
Revised Interviews date: Tuesday 14 June 2022

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior lobbyist to lead the Better planning coalition, which is a broad coalition of 26 organisations from across a range of sectors at a crucial time for planning legislation and policy.

The Better planning coalition is committed to working together in partnership on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and the review of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for the benefit of climate, nature and people.

Our coalition recognises the value of working collaboratively in order to maximise our influence. We are all committed to the overarching ‘Six tests for planning’, which will form the foundation for our coalition work on both the Bill and the NPPF. In order to help us do this well, we have secured funding from the European Climate Foundation for a senior influencer to lead the coalition for one year. To underpin this person’s work, we have produced a ‘Ways of working’ document, which has been developed and agreed by coalition members. The Better planning coalition is a formalised version of a looser coalition that has been working together since August 2020 in response to the government’s ‘Planning for the Future’ White Paper.

Better planning coalition members include:

1. Action on Empty Homes
2. Bat Conservation Trust
3. Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
4. Community Planning Alliance
5. Council for British Archaeology
6. CPRE The countryside charity
7. Cycling UK
8. Friends of the Earth
9. Heritage Alliance
10. Long Distance Walkers Association
11. Mammal Society
12. National Trust
13. New Economics Foundation
14. Open Spaces Society
15. Quality of Life Foundation
16. Ramblers
17. Rights : Community : Action
18. RSPB
19. Shelter
20. Sustrans
21. The Wildlife Trusts
22. Town and Country Planning Association
23. UK100
24. UK Green Building Council
25. Wildlife and Countryside Link
26. Woodland Trust

You would be employed by CPRE, which places high value on equality. We treat everyone with respect and consideration because we know it’s the right thing to do. We also know that diverse teams make much better decisions, are more creative and more stimulating to work in. So, if you join us, you will be able to help us put equality, the environment and diversity at the centre of everything we do. We hope you like the sound of the job and will take the time to apply!

To apply
Candidates should read the candidate information pack and job and person specification, then complete the application form (CVs will not be accepted). Please make sure you address the criteria outlined in the job and person specification; failing to do so will mean you will be unlikely to be shortlisted. Please send your completed application to by the closing date.  Please note the interview date has been changed, interviews will now take place on Tuesday 14 June.

Job ref: BPC-CC

CPRE is an equal opportunities employer.



Candidate pack (please note the interview date has been revised, interviews are now taking place on Tuesday 14 June)
Job and person specification
Application form