Interim Design & Conservation Officer – Regeneration & Delivery

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Interim Design & Conservation Officer - Regeneration & Delivery
Walthamstow, London
Interim Position

Walthamstow RQ592173

Posted: 25th May 2022 12:53
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Walthamstow, London,

    E17 4JF

What's involved with this role:

Interim Design & Conservation Officer - Regeneration Planning & Delivery

Reference no:  Walthamstow RQ592173

The purpose of the role is to support senior officers and managers deliver an expert professional service area in the delivery of town planning services with regard to, architectural design, urban design, conservation, and heritage related matters, area-based master planning and related regeneration activity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan and organise work to ensure the delivery of those aspects of the service for which responsible.
  • Undertake / support consultation procedures. Identify issues, resolving as appropriate and escalating complex problems if necessary.
  • Collate process and analyse complex information. Ensure all required records and information are maintained correctly.
  • To provide, specialist expertise and guidance to officers, members, developers, the public and other stakeholders on design, conservation, and heritage related matters, policy, and practice in relation to development proposals and regeneration initiatives, and in the development and review of the Council’s planning policies and other relevant documentation.
  • To lead and have key responsibility for the preparation and monitoring of supplementary planning documents relating to urban design and heritage and contribute to masterplans and development /design briefs as required and other design projects and related planning guidance for the Council and external use.
  • Promote excellent design in all development proposals and projects. Raise the profile of the team, promoting the service as the go to place for quality design advice.
  • Ensure design proposals promote and achieve inclusive design and access for all.
  • Report on the achievements to Planning Committee and contribute to the training and development programme to upskill colleagues and Members
  • Prioritise climate resilient design as a core part of the design culture of the service focusing on utilising respective skills, such as landscape, sustainability, environmental enhancements, particularly building design and sustainable construction, and working flexibly with other colleagues and partners to play our part in the response to the Councils climate change activity.
  • Continue to learn and develop these necessary skills through training, shared experience and learning and best practice.
  • To represent the Service at officer group meetings, project meetings, committees, and public meetings, and with external strategic agencies (e.g., MHCLG, GLA, Design Council etc) as necessary.
  • To manage a caseload ensuring quality advice is provided in a timely manner, to Development Management, on a range of application types, including heritage advice, at all stages of the development process, from pre applications, applications, and consents to the approval of details. and post decision activity including enforcement action and ensuring compliance.
  • To contribute to the preparation and monitoring of site specific masterplans and development/design briefs and developing projects and related planning guidance for the Council and external use.
  • To take the lead and have key responsibility for all appropriate public consultations and engagements, liaison with external consultants, developers, external agencies, statutory bodies, and the public etc., to ensure the effective implementation of design projects and related regeneration, conservation and environmental initiatives.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Degree/diploma in, urban design, planning, architecture, or related subject.
  2. Eligibility for membership of RTPI, IHBC, RIBA or similar professional institute.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience, knowledge and understanding of the National Planning Policy Framework, the London Plan and other relevant design, policy, and legislation.
  3. Substantial relevant experience of implementing urban design and related regeneration projects within a local authority, voluntary or private-sector context.
  4. Substantial experience of providing urban design and related planning advice to officers, members, planning applicants and the public.
  5. Experience of providing (or ability to provide) conservation, listed building, design and related planning advice to officers, members, planning applicants and the public.
  6. Experience of providing evidence for appeals, for example, informal hearings, public inquiries, mediation, and planning enforcement investigations.
  7. Experience of multi-disciplinary working within a local authority context
  8. Experience of public involvement and consultation on planning/master planning /urban design/heritage/development issues.


Skills & Knowledge:

  1. Thorough understanding of planning, urban design, conservation, and place shaping legislation and appreciation of related issues.
  2. Knowledge of architectural history and its application to conservation practice
  3. An in depth understanding of how services are provided in a local government context and political awareness and the issues facing local government
  4. Ability to deliver a strong customer focused service putting the customer at the centre of the Design and Conservation Service.
  5. Good understanding of regeneration issues in an urban environment
  6. Good negotiation skills and ability to present ideas and proposals effectively, particularly in relation to development proposals.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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