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The Countryside Charity

Assistant Planning Volunteer (South Derbyshire)

By volunteering with us you’ll be helping to find positive solutions for the issues
facing the countryside and the environment. By applying your skills and
experience you can make a real difference and be a central part of a friendly
and passionate charity.


South Derbyshire

Is the location accessible for those with physical disabilities or limited mobility?


Is the location accessible by public transport?



Could this role be carried out virtually or through a hybrid volunteering model?


Is a criminal record check (DBS) required for this role?


Is a driving license required?


Are expenses covered?

Yes, TRAVEL Only

What will you be doing?

Investigating planning applications with an impact on the countryside for example by viewing proposals online or at the local planning offices.
Occasionally visiting proposed development sites to look at plans and record details.
Providing your CPRE group with relevant local and site information, sharing information with other volunteers and attending meetings where relevant.
Liaising with parish and district councils and other conservation bodies.
Liaising National CPRE teams to contribute to consultations and policy development.

What skills are required?

An interest in the countryside and environmental issues.
Previous experience in the planning sector and knowledge of the planning system is desirable but not essential.
An eye for detail and an interest in investigative work.
A willingness to visit the local planning office and proposed development sites.
Happy carrying out tasks independently and as part of a team.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Access to a computer and the internet at home and be comfortable using them.
Be able to commit to volunteering regularly to suit your availability with occasional attendance at meetings.

Will training be given or available?


Additional important information

Use your skills and experience to contribute to the success of our charity and make a positive difference to the countryside.
Meet like-minded people and enjoy being part of a team.
Enhance your CV by developing new skills and gaining valuable experience.
We’ll support you to develop in your volunteering role and provide you with relevant training.
We’ll give you a reference for your future work or volunteering.
The opportunity to attend a volunteer induction day at CPRE’s national office in London or a regional centre.
We provide out-of-pocket travel expenses.

For further information on this opportunity and more please complete this form:

Alternatively email quoting the opportunity number stated below.


Business Admin and Support

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