APs members are national planning associations from 28 Commonwealth countries. Through our member associations we represent over 40,000 planners across the globe. Our mission is to meet the challenges of urbanisation and the sustainable development of human settlements. Over 60% of the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion population is aged under 30 – youth issues are critical!
We are looking for enthusiastic leader who can network and ensure that the goals of the CAP and the CAP Young Planners’ Network can be achieved across the Commonwealth.
The purpose of the CAP Young Planners’ Network is to connect and mobilise planning students and young planners across the Commonwealth to help address the needs of young planners and youth more generally, and to contribute a youth perspective to the work of CAP.
The role of the Co-ordinator is to maintain a virtual community using Facebook, twitter and other web based connections to exchange practice, better understand each other’s planning challenges, and to connect young planners directly into CAP’s work and into the Commonwealth. Further information about CAPs young planners can be found on the CAP web site: https://www.commonwealth-planners.org/young-planners
The post is not remunerated although CAP will pay out of pocket expenses if approved in advance. Young planners are defined as students and those with less than 10 years post qualification experience.
The existing CAP Young Planners Coordinator is Viral Desai who built up the Young Planners’ Network from scratch and has been excellent in this role. However, after 6 years in post Viral is stepping down to make way for someone else to take on this crucial role and take the network forward.
The Young Planners Coordinator will ideally be expected to :
Applicants must be a young planner (see definition in Background above) and a member (full member, licentiate member or student member) of a national planning association that is also a member of CAP.
The following information should be submitted by email in a single document:
All applications should be submitted to Annette O’Donnell (CAPs Administrator) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is 24.00 (UK time) Sunday 1 March 2020.
Applicants should be available for telephone interview during week commencing 9 March 2020.
Please contact Annette O’Donnell by email If you have any questions about the role.