Work For Us

We’re looking for a PLANNING OFFICER

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

The Planning Officer is responsible for developing and delivering the organisation’s planning work. You will work with and manage volunteers investigating planning applications and will co-ordinate our submissions on land-use planning issues including planning applications, consultations on local plans and related strategies. You will also contribute to campaign objectives. You will work as part of a staff team of five people plus volunteers. You will be responsible for the work of the charity with regards to Development Management and Local Plans, as well as contributing to campaigns.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1st April, by 5pm.

For more information click on the links below, or call Tomo on 0114 279 2655


Not for you? Why not take a look at our volunteering opportunities instead…

Archive project volunteers

We have started work on our National Lottery Heritage 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, CLICK HERE for details.


It’s a very busy and challenging time for us as we are responding to several Local Plan consultations and many speculative greenfield planning applications. 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. Email Andy Tickle to find out more.

Fundraising, events and marketing

We’re always looking for more volunteers to help at events, with publicity campaigns, and for the Boundary Walk. Contact Julie Gough to find out more.

Find out more about volunteering with us

Have a look at our volunteer page for details about these and other volunteer roles. Or contact us for an informal chat via email: or phone: 0114 279 2655