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Logo: RSPBSenior Conservation Planner
Reference: A2080919
Location: Cardiff or Bangor
Salary starting at: 29,507 to 34,425 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent


The Senior Conservation Planner will lead our engagement with development planning, environmental management frameworks and casework in Wales, seeking to ensure they are fit for the purpose of tackling the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.


You will work across teams to influence (inter alia)

  • Wales' planning policy, the National Development Framework,
  • the Wales National Marine Plan
  • Area Statements under the Environment (Wales) Act.


You will line manage our Casework Officer and have oversight of RSPB Cymru's planning casework ensuring our engagement with developers and regulators aligns with national casework priorities and reflects Wales' unique policy context.


The ideal candidate will

  • have a degree or equivalent in a development planning- or environmental management-related subject.
  • hold, or be working towards, chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI), or have equivalent professional experience.
  • have an understanding of planning and environmental management law, policy and practice including environmental assessment processes, and the opportunities and risks they present for wildlife.
  • be able to quickly analyse complex issues
  • be a great communicator
  • have excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • be able to manage your time and prioritise effectively, manage projects and take the lead in developing policy positions
  • have experience of working in planning or environmental management,
  • experience of line managing staff
  • understand how to influence policy and plans.


Desirable skills

  • Knowledge of Wales' distinct legal and policy framework
  • experience of campaigns is desirable.


Closing: 15 November 2019
We are actively recruiting and may draw the role to close before the closing date, when suitable applications are received.


If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click here to be directed to our website. 

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