Urban Designer & Conservation Team Leader - Cherwell District Council

Location/Venue: 
Cherwell
Salary: 
Grade J: £46,388.50 - £49,496.50

REF: DCT008

37 hours per week, 1 year fixed term contract (subject to review)

Cherwell is an attractive area in north Oxfordshire with three urban areas. It is rapidly growing due to planned development and high levels of investment. Our market towns are expanding, and further growth is expected. The Council is a signatory to the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal and benefits from joint management with Oxfordshire County Council.

An Urban Designer and Conservation Team Leader is required to lead the provision of urban design advice, the preparation of development briefs and to help achieve Healthy Place Shaping. They will supervise an experienced Conservation Team and ensure that both design and conservation advice is provided. There may be opportunities to assist with the Council’s own development projects.

Cherwell is ambitious and innovative. It includes both the unique Graven Hill self-build site and the eco-development as part of the Bicester Garden Town. Healthy Place Shaping and responding to climate change are changing how we deliver.  We have development briefs and new policy to prepare.  We have a rich historic environment and a busy Conservation Area review programme.

The Person:

A talented and experienced urban designer is sought with wide expertise of the built and historic environment and the ability to lead/supervise teams and deliver projects.

The Benefits:

The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.

  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme (after one years’ service)
  • Incremental pay award (awarded annually in April after one years’ service)

For post DCT008 please contact Maria Garcia Dopazo, Planning Policy, Conservation and Design Manager on 01295 227970.

To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit our website or contact Human Resources on 01295 221767

Closing date: Sunday 01 March 2020

Interview date: Friday 06 March 2020