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Land Use & Planning Officers

Salary: circa £30,800 per annum
London N1 7NH office based but ability to work 2-3 days from home

Closing date: Midday on Thursday 7 July 2022
Interviews date: Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 July 2022

Could you be the next Land Use & Planning Officer at countryside charity CPRE? We need two new people to provide research, analysis, and policy support.

We live in times of unprecedented development pressure and policy change, with far reaching reforms to planning law and policy expected in the light of the Levelling Up & Regeneration Bill.

We are looking for two new land use & planning officers to support our work on influencing better land use at a national level, research how the planning system and farming policy are working at the local level and providing policy advice to our network and supporters.

CPRE, the countryside charity, fights for a better future for the English countryside. We work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. CPRE is also a great place to work with friendly and enthusiastic staff and offices in Old Street, London.

You will have a good working understanding of either the English planning system or rural land use (in particular farming policy) in England, and relevant research experience. You will have a good working understanding of either the English planning system or rural land use (in particular farming policy) in England, and relevant research experience. You will have either:
(i) the planning academic qualifications to make you eligible for chartered town planner status, or
(ii) be qualified and experienced in applying Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to explain planning or environmental issues in the English context.
Most importantly you will have a commitment to finding out more about, and campaigning on, subjects relevant to CPRE purposes.

CPRE 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 jobs@cpre.org.uk by the closing date.

Job ref: LUPO

CPRE is an equal opportunities employer.