Senior Planner (Urban Design)

Camden Council
London (Greater)
17 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

Directorate: Supporting Communities

Location: 5 Pancras Square

Job Level: Level 4 Zone 1

£35,913 - £41,657

1x Perm position

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

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25 days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service

We are looking for a talented urban designer to deliver the documents and visualisations that will shape the major areas of change in the Borough and to provide high quality urban design advice to Development Management and Transport. The ability to produce plans, graphics, images and documents of exceptional quality is essential along with the ability to critique and direct proposals from developers and their architects. This is an opportunity to positively influence growth in a London borough that demands and delivers some of the best new development in the country.

Camden is the most diverse and characterful London Borough stretching from Covent Garden to Hampstead Heath and including Bloomsbury, Camden Town, Euston and King’s Cross. More than half the Borough is Conservation Area but the Camden Plan sets an ambitious agenda for growth and expect to harness the benefits for our communities. The Council is using its significant land ownership to deliver some of this growth through its Community Investment Programme, which will deliver over the next 15 years 3,000 new homes (1,400 affordable), invest £117m in 53 schools and build or refurbish 9,000m 2 of community space.

The Placeshaping and Economic Development Service is responsible for the production of the Local Plan and the regeneration strategies that sit below it. Regeneration and Place is a multi-disciplinary team that provides proactive planning and urban design advice to the Council as landowner, planning authority and highway authority. Working collaboratively it creates, shapes and implements the vision for the Borough and particularly for the areas of significant change through the production of frameworks, site-specific briefs and advice to Development Management.

About You

The ideal candidate will have post Grad in Architecture or Urban Design, ideally you’ll have previous experience of urban design related image and document production.

You’ll have previous experience and knowledge of using Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Suite, particularly In-Design and Illustrator, and GIS software e.g. Mapinfo.

Experience of working on site based planning and urban design projects including feasibility work. You will have excellent knowledge and understanding of customer relations and customer care practices.

About us

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.

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.

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How to apply:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

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Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing date for applications: 3 rd March 2019, 23:59 pm
Interviews to be held: W/c 18 th March 2019

To view the Job profile for this vacancy, please visit our website.

Please quote reference: 1800011H

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 18th March 2018, 15th April 2018 and 20th May 2018

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