What we're looking for
We need someone to advise RSPB reserve teams and project teams on the preparation of planning applications and supporting documentation to ensure high quality, and fit with local and national level guidance. The RSPB has some exciting projects in the pipeline and these will need planning permission. We want to recruit someone with the expertise to ensure that our applications are successful first time so that more of our resources can be devoted to saving nature. Projects will include large engineering schemes, wildlife habitat creation and development of visitor infrastructure. You will work with project teams across England and provide advice and guidance around planning policies and process to inform project schedules and content of planning applications. You will assist with the commissioning and oversight of delivery of reports/surveys required from specialist consultants ensuring that the content is fit for purpose. You will support teams in applying for pre-application advice and completing final planning application documentation.