We're looking for a PLANNING OFFICER

This is a part time post (approximately 3 days / 21 hrs per week).

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 9th August and interviews will be held on Thursday 15th August.


Not for you? Why not consider volunteering with us instead...

We are about to start work on our Heritage Lottery funded project to conserve and digitise our amazing archive, dating back to the early 20th Century, and our founders’ campaigns to establish England’s first Green Belt (Sheffield) and the nation’s first national park (the Peak District). It consists of glass slides, letters, publicity materials, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings. If you’d like to help us work on this treasure trove of artefacts, please contact

Planners needed
It's a very busy and challenging time for us as we are responding to several Local Plan consultations as well as the many speculative greenfield planning applications that NPPF's land supply policies have encouraged. We're looking for a number of volunteer planners to work with our staff and local groups.  The roles would ideally suit planners retiring from local government or private practice who share our concern to promote genuinely sustainable development in the right places, give communities a proper say in the decisions that affect them and prevent unnecessary damage to the landscape.

The work can be tailored to suit your availability and your specialisms, but there is wide range of activities that we need assistance with, including Local Plan consultations, influencing planning applications and helping local communities and activists to work with the planning system to best effect.

If you'd like to know more about these planning opportunities, please contact us on or 0114 279 2655.


  • We always welcome new volunteers, so if you'd like to work with us, we're looking for people to helps us with: events management, marketing and publicity, fund raising, account keeping, and lots more. Please have a look at our volunteering page
  • For more information or to arrange an informal chat, please email: or call: 0114 279 2655