We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2000 miles of canals and rivers. Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK. By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation.
The Trust’s work is focussed on making life better by water. Our planning teams have a significant role to play in this by effectively utilising the planning system to champion the many benefits that our waterways offer, protecting the Trust's assets, generating value and creating sustainable and accessible places where people want to live, visit, work and invest. We have two planning teams. One team is dedicated to our role as a statutory consultee and influencing planning policy. The other provides internal planning advice and secures planning consents for sites and a wide range of activities on behalf of the Trust and our joint venture partners.
We’re seeking a Planning Assistant to work with our Planning Teams. The Planning Assistant role offers a soon to graduate planning student or a recent graduate the opportunity to develop your practical skills and knowledge. Our Planning Team’s also work with a range of other specialists in fields such as engineering, water management, ecology, heritage, economics, property development etc. You’ll work to assist both the planning teams in 2 main areas:
Have a look at our website https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/specialist-teams/planning-and-design if you’d like to find out more about our planning work.
This post is a fixed term contract until September 2020 and is based in Hatton (near Warwick).
We’re able to offer appropriate mentoring, which is encouraged as part of the RTPI assessment of professional competence.
Whilst not essential, experience of working in either spatial and/or delivery planning disciplines would be advantageous.
Further information can be obtained from Ailith Rutt, Planning Manager (Midlands) 07827 356538
In addition to your annual salary we offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits you can select from more details can be found here.
We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of. All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.