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Sustainable Places Planning Specialist - 20971 / Full time

Environment Agency

£36,389

Exeter, South West

PJCOM2085B


Description

POSITION CAN BE IN TWO LOCATIONS: 
  • Sir John Moore House, Victoria Square, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1EB
  • Manley House, Kestrel Way, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7LQ
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Job description  

Looking for a career where you will make a real difference?

Would you like to join a team who are passionate to tackle the climate and nature emergencies through our strategic goals:

• green growth and a sustainable future,
• healthy air, land and water,
• a nation resilient to climate change?

Do you see the opportunities through influencing growth and development to improve our environment, and help communities adapt to climate change?

If you can use your skills to achieve these goals please read on, we may be able to offer you a very rewarding role.

We are looking for a Planning Specialist to join the Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Sustainable Places Team. You’ll provide technical leadership on Town & Country Planning to the team and lead engagement on Local Plans for a range of Local Planning Authorities. The role offers opportunities to develop your leadership, programme management, and engagement skills.

Your career to date will include developing policies or projects with an environmental focus. You’ll have experience of leading others and managing projects and or programmes. You’ll have excellent communication skills that will be complemented by your ability to engage and build relationships with external partners.

The team  

Sustainable Places has a cross cutting, multifunctional role and we lead the Environment Agency’s input into development and growth. We are a positive, knowledgeable and supportive team that takes pride in securing environmental outcomes by working closely with internal colleagues, 14 Local Planning Authorities, developers, strategic partners and Defra family.

Experience/skills required  

• You will be qualified to at least degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and or experience of working in the Town & Country Planning system in an environmental role.
• Membership or demonstration of progression towards membership of a relevant professional body is desirable.
• Excellent communication and networking skills with the ability to collaborate with others.
• Ability to synthesise information from a wide range of sources, identify and present the key facts.
• Ability to make sound decisions based on competing or complex factors.
• Ability to confidently negotiate and influence others.
• Effective programme management.
• Ability to coach and mentor others.
• A willingness to contribute to a diverse and inclusive work culture.
• An interest to seek new innovative ways of working.

Most importantly though, a passion to have a career that creates a better place for people and wildlife.

Contact and additional information  

The role can be based at either the Exeter or Bodmin office. There will be some travel between our offices and to our customers’ sites and offices. Candidates need to hold a full driving licence. Travel outside of the area may be required occasionally.

There are opportunities to get involved with incident management and you will be encouraged to take up an incident management role. We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need.

Please contact Emma Whereat, Sustainable Places Team Leader for more information. [email protected] 07901 103420

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