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Vice Chair - Young Planners Network


An opportunity to shape the future of planning  


We are looking for a dynamic planner in the first ten years of their career to assist the Chair in leading the national Young Planners' Network. This is a group of network chairs from across the UK who meet to shape future young planners' initiatives and engage with leaders of the planning profession. Apply for this role if you are keen to develop your leadership skills and lead young planners at a national level. 

The role

The Young Planners Vice Chair will have responsibilities of:


  • Chairing the Young Planners Network meetings (normally held 3 times a year) when the Chair is unable to do so.

  • Managing the Young Planners LinkedIn group.
  • Working closely with the RTPI Head of English Regions to help shape Young Planner initiatives across the UK and Ireland.
  • Working with the communications team on media opportunities to promote Planning as a career choice.
  • Term of office – 2 years
  • This is not an elected post and will not automatically progress to become Young Planner Trustee


About you

In addition to the attributes expected outlined above, you will also:


  •  Be a member of the RTPI as a young planner (within the first 10 years of your career post-qualification).
  • Have a clear understanding of the current issues facing the Young Planners both within the RTPI and also the wider network of those starting a career in Planning.
  • Ability to meet the time commitments outlined below.



  • Be an active member of a Young Planners Network


Time commitment

0.5 days per month (max)

3 full day meetings per year


To apply:

Send a personal statement (max 200 words) to by 17:00 on 16 July.

Applications will be judged against the criteria and the appointee will be determined by the Nominations Sub-Committee.



RTPI Membership number

Relevant experience

200 words (max) statement on what you could bring to the role and how you can demonstrate the criteria.