Exciting opportunities to join Enfield’s Planning Service
It is an exciting time to join the Planning Service at Enfield Council. Enfield holds significant potential for good growth and has an ambitious Council focussed on delivery. As a Planning Service we are energised and passionate about delivering proactive planning to help shape the Borough over the next 15 years and beyond, including helping enable the delivery of circa 30,000 homes. We are now embarking on a new phase of regeneration and placemaking with the Council taking a confident role in making things happen.
As we progress with our new Local Plan, a number of significant development proposals are lining up to progress through the planning process – some led by the Council, others by private developers - and we are building the capacity of our multidisciplinary team to help get the most out of these projects.
We’re are looking for exceptional candidates to make a contribution to our newly formed Planning Service; a service that brings together Development Management and Strategic Planning and Design in to one collaborative team.
We want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the work and culture of a growing, dynamic and ambitious team.
Heritage and Conservation Advisor
2 years fixed term contract
36 hours a week – We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time hours, compressed hours, working from home and staggered start and finish times
Applications welcomed from candidates interested in arranging a secondment from their current role either from the public or private sector
Grade: PO2 £37,842 to £40,728 pa pro rata if part time
It is a service priority to improve the quality of placemaking and design delivered in Enfield. We are seeking a Heritage and Conservation Advisor to join the team to provide proactive conservation and heritage advice on PPAs, pre-applications and planning applications and work with colleagues across the Planning Service, Enfield’s Design Review Panel, developers, agents and communities to help deliver positive outcomes for Enfield. As part of their work the successful candidate will also be involved in contributing to developing design and conservation policies and guidance. We are committed to heritage-led regeneration and the positive and proactive management of the historic environment to contribute to good growth through the delivery of the borough's new Heritage Strategy and the successful candidate will understand and help demonstrate how heritage can positively contribute to successful design and placemaking.
The main duties of these roles would be:
Advocate for the highest quality of design (including urban design, public realm design, architecture and the historic environment)
Provide proactive conservation and heritage advice on Major PPAs and schemes going through the development management process
Work collaboratively as part of a team with colleagues across the Planning Service and the wider Place Department
Contribute to production of design and conservation policy and guidance, codes and masterplans.
Promote the use of and productively work with Enfield Design Review Panel to improve the quality of schemes
- Provide advice and present updates and reports to officers, members and other stakeholders involved in Planning and wider Place Department projects.
- Promoting and building the reputation of the Planning Service, the Place Department and Enfield as a place
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight on 16th January 2020
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To apply for the role please email a copy of your CV with your contract and hour preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire.Turner@enfield.gov.uk on 02081321024.
A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact one of our Senior Managers in Planning - Vincent Lacovara on 020 132 0664, Christine White on 0208 132 2017 or Neeru Kareer on 0208 379 1634 for an informal discussion.