Strategy Planner

Salary: £32,951 - £38,578

This is a full-time post, but negotiation on hours is possible by mutual agreement.

Would you like to work in one of England’s finest landscapes and a World Heritage Site? The Lake District National Park Authority have an exciting opportunity for a Strategy Planner to join us in planning policy, based in the thriving market town of Kendal on the edge of the Lake District.

We are looking for an experienced Strategy Planner who can develop robust, effective and innovative planning policies and guidance according to your experience and interests. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your professional network, skills, and experience by progressing the National Park Management Plan alongside 25 partner organisations, and supporting the delivery of key projects within the new Management Plan.

What you'll be doing

We are soon to embark on preparing local design guidance having recently adopted our new Local Plan. You will be a great communicator, able to engage with our stakeholders and communities through documents and web content, via social media, and in person. We are keen to build on our digital planning services and look for a candidate who will be able to take forward new ideas to develop these services in anticipation of the forthcoming Planning Bill.

You will also need to demonstrate a willingness to learn and be a team player, helping our busy Development Management service implement plans and policies. You will care about sustaining the future of the National Park’s spectacular living and working landscape, rich built and cultural heritage, and its diverse natural environment.

Working with us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Working on a wide range of diverse projects within the Lake District National Park
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Customisable benefits such as Cycle to Work scheme, electric car benefit scheme; purchase of additional leave
  • Flexi time, and a great working environment

Salary range on appointment is dependent upon experience, knowledge and skills.


For an informal discussion, please contact Rob Allison (Team Leader – Strategy, Partnerships, and Policy) on 01539 792672 or Hanna Latty (Head of Strategy and Ranger Service ) on 01539 792650.

We’re happy to talk about flexible working, blending home-working and the office environment – let us know if you want to find out more.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Monday 4 October 2021 11:59pm
  • Interviews will be held at Kendal, Cumbria on a date in late October

Information Pack:

How to apply

Apply for this position on our online recruitment site

Equality of opportunity

We are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as these groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.