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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Landscape Planning Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Could you make a difference to one of England’s finest landscapes?  We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed landscape planner to join the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Team to help conserve and enhance this nationally important landscape.

Main Responsibility

You will provide landscape-related planning input on behalf of the AONB Partnership to local planning authorities, reviewing impacts and offering clear and reasoned advice. You will also advise on strategic planning policies to ensure the AONB and its wider setting are considered and protected.

There will also be great opportunities to get involved in pro-active projects – from promoting dark skies and undergrounding power lines to fixed point photography and arts projects.

The Ideal Candidate

To succeed in this role, you will need relevant qualifications and technical understanding, excellent interpersonal skills to communicate well at all levels with the public, elected members, and colleagues alike. You’ll also need initiative and good organisational skills.

The role is hybrid - based in Stafford, but flexible working from home also possible.  The role will include travel throughout the Cannock Chase AONB.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Ian Marshall, AONB Team Leader, or 01785 276051 / 07989 148731.

About Staffordshire County Council

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Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

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Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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