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You will be one of up to nine NSIP Officers who will be working in multidisciplinary teams to deliver robust examinations and recommendations, on time. You will help to build and develop a high-performance culture, with our customers at the very heart of our work. You will be an integral part of the NSIP team helping to interpret legislation and the Planning Act 2008, confidently working within the operational delivery service. You should be organised, able to work under pressure and deliver high-quality work at a fast pace.

You will work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, building effective working relationships helping to meet our goals and priorities. You will work as part of a team supporting each other with case work and sharing process improvements and efficiency ideas. You will also be responsible for collating and analysing information submitted by the public and other stakeholders, working closely with the NSIP Admin Team to ensure all necessary documents are published, and reporting progress to the Case Manager and Inspectors. You will answer queries, prepare letters and provide advice to applicants and other interested parties. It’s a role where two days are never the same.

Our examination events happen all over the country and for now you’ll provide virtual support at Examinations, managing logistics, timetables, and supporting the administration and organisation of the event, but when we are able to hold physical events again you will attend these events several times a year.

We are looking for motivated, forward-thinking individuals to deal with some of our most complex and contentious projects including offshore wind farms, airports and power stations and associated compulsory acquisition proposals. So if you are interested in the role please see the Candidate Pack below which provides further details. We look forward to receiving your application.



  • Ability to understand and interpret legislation and policy frameworks.
  • Good analytical skills particularly with large volumes of written and some numeric information.
  • Ability and willingness to attend hearings and visit sites across the country including overnight stays, up to 4 nights away (Monday-Friday), several times a year.
  • A high standard of written and oral skills
  • Competent IT skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Desirable:

  • Knowledge of consenting regimes similar to that under the Planning Act 2008 (for example, processing of planning applications and appeals)
  • Full UK driving licence.

  • Behaviours

    We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Benefits

  • Access to learning and development tailored to your role.
  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options, including flexi-time, part-time, compressed hours and home working if suitable for the role.
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity.
  • A generous civil service pension starting at 26.6% employer contribution rate;
  • 25 days annual leave on entry, increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years’ service. This is in addition to 8 public holidays, this will be complimented by 1 further day paid as a privilege entitlement to mark the Queen’s Birthday.
  • Based in offices next to Temple Meads station, with on site gym and restaurant.
  • Fast and modern IT kit which utilises Microsoft Office 10 and O365, enabling seamless working from home and collaboration across teams within The Inspectorate.
  • We care about your wellbeing and all staff have access to Occupational Health Services, Employee Assistance Programme and there are a number of staff representative groups.
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