Due to a period of exciting change we have a fantastic opportunity for a highly organised and diligent Principal Planning Officer to join our multi-disciplinary team. This is a professional role that requires a cross section of skills and behaviours to ensure high quality outputs that contribute towards Camden’s overarching objective to create a new piece of city at Euston, planned with the community at its heart.
The post is within the Euston team, which has responsibility for the development of planning policy for the Euston area, managing the pre-application and application process for the over site development above and around Euston Station and the HS2 station, shaping emerging designs for Network Rail and Crossrail 2 stations at Euston, considering wider opportunities around Euston Station and delivering the objectives of the Euston Area Plan. Whether HS2 goes ahead or not, there is a once in a generation opportunity to enhance and re-shape the Euston area through a positive planning approach and working with our local communities.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful candidate must have a degree level qualification and a diploma or post graduate qualification in town planning with eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute. A hard working, dynamic planner is sought to develop appropriate planning/design frameworks to guide the delivery of the Euston Area Plan objectives working alongside other members of the Euston team. You will take responsibility for effective negotiation, stakeholder involvement and conflict resolution to ensure high quality and innovative outcomes that reflect Council wide objectives and policies. The successful candidate will be able to work within a complex environment, taking responsibility for delivering defined outcomes in a high quality effective manner. You will be skilled at establishing relationship with and influencing key stakeholders and developing collaborative working arrangements. Experience of engaging with local communities to shape policy is essential.
You’ll have a proven track record of working within placeshaping in a local authority environment with thorough awareness of current and draft planning legislation at local, London regional and national levels.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 1st March 2020
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 190000Q7