Green Infrastructure and Planning Officer

Applications are now closed. 

Role: Green Infrastructure and Planning Officer 

(We are open to receiving both part-time and full-time applicants for this permanent post. Part-time applicants must be willing to work a minimum of 22.5 hours per week, full-time hours will be 37 hours per week. Applicants must include their preferred weekly hours on their application. The successful applicant will be appointed within the HEO salary range of £29,179 - £32,160 pro rata per annum).

We are now seeking a committed and experienced individual to work as part of our Environment Team to maximise the delivery of green infrastructure across the National Forest. Reporting to the Green Infrastructure and Planning Manager, you will work with our six local planning authorities to ensure appropriate local planning policies are in place and engage with planning applications to lever developer contributions towards forest creation and delivery of the National Forest vision. This post will play an important role in helping to develop strategic approaches to increase urban canopy cover, promote sustainable design and development, and resolve planning matters relating to National Forest Company land acquisition, establishment and use of sites.

The successful applicant will hold a Postgraduate Degree in Planning and either be a Member of the Chartered Institute of Planners or have a willingness to work towards this. You will also have experience of working in a planning environment, with sound knowledge of green infrastructure principles, biodiversity net gain, trees and woodland creation and sustainable design.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Philip Metcalfe, Green Infrastructure and Planning Manager. E-mail, Tel 01283 554209

The closing date for applications: Monday 10 May 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews: Thursday 20 May 2021

To find out more please download the information pack below.

If you are interested in being considered for the role, please download and complete the application and diversity monitoring form forms below and return your completed application to:
Please use the subject header ‘CONFIDENTIAL R/05/21’