London Borough of Bexley: Planning policy conservation and design officer (career grade – graduate to senior policy planner)

logo£29,130 to £40,173 pa
Permanent/full time (36 hours per week)
Location: Bexleyheath
Job reference:  CEX0000061

Management grouping: Chief Executive
Department: Growth and Regeneration
Team: Planning Policy and Placemaking

Bexley’s Growth Strategy for the next 30+ years sees unprecedented levels of new development, including up to 31,500 new homes. Two of London’s Opportunity Areas fall within the borough and we’re working with the Mayor of London on the two Opportunity Area Planning Frameworks. This is a particularly exciting time for setting out how the borough’s huge development potential will be realised.

We need a planning policy officer for our Placemaking team with a focus on conservation and design to contribute to a new local plan and management of our built heritage. Key projects will include producing and consulting on conservation area appraisal and management plans, strengthening protection of locally listed buildings through the preparation of an Article 4 Direction, and providing advice on works to statutory listed buildings.

This career grade post is an excellent opportunity for someone passionate about conservation of our built environment, whether an experienced planning policy practitioner or a graduate starting out on their planning career. Either way, we want to support and develop your skills to maximise the value of your contribution to the work of the group. And we expect to appoint someone who has a genuine drive for personal development and achievement.

The post holder will need an aptitude for, or experience in, research, project management and cultivating good working relationships with key internal and external partners.

If your application is successful, you will be appointed at the appropriate scale and starting salary, depending on your skills and experience. The job specification for the role explains the expectations for the post holder at each job level within the scope of the post.

For an informal chat about this opportunity, please call Clare Loops, Planning Policy and Placemaking Manager on 020 3045 5766

What we offer:

  • Relocation package up to £8,000
  • Career average revalued earnings pension scheme
  • Performance Related pay
  • 25 days of annual leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic new offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice staff benefit scheme – includes childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

About us
Bexley is an outer London borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of central London and the Garden of England in Kent. Within the borough we have award-winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

The Placemaking team is part of the Council’s Strategic Planning and Growth Division, a multi-disciplinary team dealing with development planning, housing strategy, built/natural heritage, sustainability, place-making, infrastructure and transportation strategy.

For more details of our Employment Deal, see https://ouremploymentdeal.com/

Please APPLY ONLINE to find out more and apply.
CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form.

Closing date for your application: Monday 30 July 2018
Anticipated interviews date: w/c: Monday 6 August 2018

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