Planning Officer (conservation), Open to flexible working

London (Greater)
£31,836 - £36,931
05 Sep 2017
24 Sep 2017

Planning Officer (conservation), Open to flexible working

The Role

Level 3, Zone 2, starting salary: £31,836 - £36,931

Ref: 17000027 – 1 x permanent position, full time, 36 hours per week

Ref: 17000041 – 1 x fixed term contract until 30th September 2018, full time 36 hours per week

25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

Directorate: Supporting Communities

In Camden, design matters

Camden has an extremely rich and varied heritage from Georgian Bloomsbury to the railway lands of King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston, the historic villages of Highgate and Hampstead and the creativity of Camden Town. This incredible legacy has been enhanced through the award winning schemes of Camden Architects in the 1960s and 70s, King’s Cross Central and Camden’s own Community Investment Programme, all of which are driven by quality design. With over 5600 listed buildings and 39 conservation areas we take the stewardship of our environment very seriously but we’re equally concerned with the legacy of new development and have won numerous design awards demonstrating our commitment to design quality.

Camden requires two conservation and design professionals with the motivation, initiative and stakeholder management skills to provide specialist advice in our busy planning service. We help shape new, high quality developments across the borough to enhance the character of Camden’s built environment. We are looking for individuals with technical expertise in dealing with listed buildings with an open-minded approach to development and change that delivers exceptional buildings and places for future generations.

As well as deciding and advising on planning applications and guiding new developments, you will contribute to a range of interesting project areas that will enable us respond to significant development opportunities and pressures.

The candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Experience of historic conservation in the planning field;
  • Graduate degree in building conservation or a postgraduate masters degree or diploma or equivalent and be eligible for the IHBC (Institute of Historic Building Conservation);
  • Understanding of architecture, heritage and conservation, and master planning relating to the promotion of good design;
  • Experience in providing advice on planning, regeneration and conservation issues within a local authority context, or similar;
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and local historic environment policy and legislation; and ability to work as part of a larger team to deliver high quality developments, often in challenging development contexts

As well as demonstrable technical expertise, you will have strong communication skills, be committed to delivering excellent customer service and achieving the best outcome for residents through the delivery of high quality schemes. The role offers a variety of challenges ideal for skilled and enthusiastic professionals and if you want to be part of our future at Camden we would like to hear from you.

About Camden

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.