Planning Officer, Design - The City of London

£39,680 - £44,960 including London Weighting (depending on performance/experience)

The City of Placemaking - Exciting Opportunity to Join the Design Team

An opportunity has arisen to join the Design Team in the Development Division at the City of London.

The City of London is the historic and commercial core of the capital and is the world’s leading financial centre.  Planning in the City reconciles growth and development with the stewardship of a unique historic townscape and the creation of new world class places.  The City has unrivalled exciting opportunities for both new cutting edge architecture and the conservation of the best of the past as part of building inclusive places for all.

The post will involve providing urban design and conservation advice in the management, evaluation and negotiation of a wide range of planning applications for significant development schemes. You will be dealing with a diverse range of development, including high profile, often complex schemes and where necessary expected to formulate and articulate alternative design solutions. The duties will offer opportunities to develop other non-casework initiatives such as policy and guidance formation, 3D modelling and area wide and issue based studies and masterplans.

The post requires a degree or equivalent in Town Planning, Urban Design or Architecture along with proven working experience and membership or eligiblity for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and/or the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) or equivalent experience.

An effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, you will be IT literate with working knowledge of MS Office Suite  and it would be welcomed if you have a knowledge of wider design software such as Sketch-Up, Illustrator or In-Design.

A commitment to excellent customer services, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work to very strict deadlines are essential qualities for this role.

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Closing date: 12 noon, 30 September 2019.

Interview date: Scheduled for week commencing 14 October 2019.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number BE239.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community