Principal Urban Design Officer

Dacorum BC
Based in Hemel Hempstead at The Forum (Hybrid working considered)
Salary: £45,305 to £51,765 per annum (Inclusive of London Fringe Weighting)

Principal Urban Design Officer
Full time (37 hours a week)

Ref: P0780


Why come to Dacorum?

Just a 25-minute train journey from the centre of London, Dacorum occupies an enviable location just outside of the M25 and is home to the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring. Dacorum is an active and green place which is a centre of business, enterprise and ambition. As such we receive exciting and challenging applications in our towns and rural areas, including the Green Belt, this role offers experiences to really developyour planning career.

We are an innovative and ambitious planning department, dealing with not only a high number of major planning applications but being at the forefront of planning system advances. For example, we use VU.CITY, an interactive 3D city model and digital software and have been involved in other exciting projects, such as Open Digital.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our growing Development Management team. If you have the drive, ambition and relevant expertise to help shape the built environment, benefit local communities and provide high quality sustainable development, we want to hear from you.

What can we offer you?

Generous holiday entitlement - outstanding 19.5% employer contribution pension scheme - flexible working patterns – please see our full package of benefits. There is also a facility for the payment of relevant professional body membership fees.

What is the opportunity?

The successful candidate will be responsible for championing the role of excellent design and place-making in the Planning Service and wider Council. You will lead on and be responsible for providing timely specialist urban design advice to Development Management staff and developers on complex and major planning applications, pre-applications and appeals to shape healthy and sustainable places.

In this role ,you will develop and motivate the Conservation & Design Team, celebrating individual and team successes and meeting performance standards, all the while being committed to the needs of customers.

You will have an excellent knowledge base of relevant law, policies, theories, best practices and procedures in urban design with a proven record of negotiating successful outcomes, having worked collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.

We therefore welcome experienced officers knowledgeable in the field of Urban Design. A successful applicant would require a degree level standard of education or have an equivalent level of experience.

Further information

The successful candidates must be driven, enthusiastic and reliable.

If you would like to discuss these opportunities, or if you have any questions,
please feel free to contact Philip Stanley:

Applicants must have a full driving licence that is valid in the UK.

The closing date will be Midnight 15 July 2024.

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Closing Date
Monday 15 July 2024