Planning Officer (Design and Public Realm)

City of London
Guildhall, London
Salary: £46,050 - £51,530 including London Weighting (depending on performance/experience)

The City of the Future - Exciting Opportunity to Join a Dynamic Planning Team

Planning Officer (Design and Public Realm)

Contract type: Permanent

The City of London is the historic and commercial core of the capital and a world leading financial centre. Planning in the City reconciles growth with stewardship of a unique historic environment to create world-class, sustainable places, requiring a holistic approach to design and conservation. The City prides itself on providing certainty in fast-changing times and is seeing a strong pipeline of fascinating and high-profile development. As such, there are unrivalled opportunities to be at the cutting edge of urban design and sustainable change to historic buildings and places. It is our aspiration to make the City a greener, climate resilient, attractive, and inclusive place for all. If this aligns with you, then we would like to hear from you.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds in urban design and/or historic building conservation.

Planning Officer (Design and Public Realm)

This is a key post within the City’s Design and Heritage team. You would be part of securing fantastic Public Realm, Urban Design and Conservation outcomes, you would play a key role in shaping the design of buildings and public spaces through handling planning applications within the City. In addition, you would work closely with other departments and teams across the City Corporation to deliver high quality public realm at all stages of development.

We are looking for built environment professionals who are passionate and innovative in their approach to delivering high quality urban design, but are also conversant with the historic environment, have an ability to think holistically, embracing landscape, public realm, and the wider sustainability agenda. With a flair for detail, you would also be able to see the bigger picture, being creative in finding solutions and agile in negotiating development outcomes and delivering results.

If you have any questions, please call, in confidence, Phil Carroll (07542 029841), or email

Closing date: 12 Noon, 5 July 2024.

Interview date: Scheduled in late July – Mid August.

To apply online please visit our website.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number OENV0300.
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The City of London Corporation want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the work that we do. The City of London Corporation is currently undergoing a programme to ensure that our pay and reward practices are competitive and equitable across the whole organisation – and is committed to regularly benchmarking and reviewing pay against external sectors.

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


Closing Date
Friday 5 July 2024