Planning Support Volunteer

Planning Support Volunteer

Ongoing role
J69117
At a glance

Skills

  • Rural and town planning
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)

Where

Princes Risborough, HP27 9AS
Mainly at home
Travel limit? Ideally we would like the volunteer to be familiar with the Buckinghamshire/ Milton Keynes area

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-3 hours / week
The role can be very flexible

We are recruiting for new part-time volunteers to join our planning team.  Planning support volunteers have an essential role in preparing responses to planning applications and appeals that have an impact on the countryside

What will you be doing?

We are recruiting for new part-time volunteers to join our planning team.  Planning support volunteers have an essential role in preparing responses to planning applications and appeals that have an impact on the countryside.   As one of our planning team volunteers, you will do a weekly screen of planning applications in one of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes’ six planning areas against agreed criteria.  Applications that meet certain criteria would then be discussed with a Senior Planning Volunteer, who you would support.   Ideally you will live in the area for which you do this.  This is done online and typically takes 1-2 hours per week.  You can perform this role at your home, at a time each week that suits you.

 

Requirements

We’re ideally looking for volunteers with skills in planning/environmental areas. A business and management background would give the required skills  to gain the additional knowledge needed.

What are we looking for?

You should have good written and verbal communication skills, the ability to make sense of complex information, and up-to-date computer skills - the internet, email and Microsoft Word.  You should also be detail-oriented, well-organised and reliable.

What difference will you make?

CPRE Buckinghamshire campaigns for the protection and enhancement of the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes countryside for everyone to value and enjoy.  We are a branch of the national CPRE (The Countryside Charity), which is a long-standing environmental charity.  Our members, supporters and volunteers come from all across the county.

Why Volunteer With Us

Volunteering with us is a fantastic way to help us champion environmental issues such as the climate emergency, renewable energy, biodiversity and sustainable transport.  Some of our existing volunteers have been with us for many years.  Why do they volunteer with us and what will you get out of it?

What's in it for the volunteer?

  • be part of a well-respected environmental charity
  • make a real difference for a cause that you care about
  • be a part of a small and friendly team and form new connections with others
  • play a vital role in our core work
  • improve your knowledge of the planning system and enhance your CV
  • share your passion for the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes countryside
  • have a break from your regular routine
Causes
  • Campaigning
  • Environment
  • CPRE Buckinghamshire aims to:

    1. Promote and enhance the character of the Buckinghamshire countryside
    2. Promote a more sustainable approach to land use
    3. Defend the
    4. ...