Temporary Design & Heritage Officer – Planning

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Temporary Design & Heritage Officer - Planning
Kensington, London
Contract / Temporary

K&C 5207993

Posted: 9th June 2022 11:41
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £19.49 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Kensington, London,

    W8 7NX

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Design & Heritage Officer - Planning

Job Ref: K&C 5207993

A conservation officer with conservation and design expertise is required to provide timely and solution focussed urban design and or conservation advice into major and other significant planning and listed building applications. Candidates will ideally have experience with listed buildings and conservations areas.

Key responsibilities:

  • Research urban design and or conservation issues, provide evidence, help develop policy and supplementary guidance and represent the Council at Local Plan examinations, appeals and enforcement matters.
  • Point of contact for liaison and advice on urban design and or conservation matters both within and outside the Council.
  • Evaluate and review Conservation Areas including site surveys, preparation of character appraisals, design guidance and reports.
  • Participate in community engagement and consultation involving attendance at public and stakeholder meetings which may involve some evening and weekend working.


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



  • Town Planning, Urban Design or Conservation degree, diploma or post graduate degree or equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Membership of (or demonstrating experience that makes eligible to be) a recognised professional body such as the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and or Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).



  • Significant experience of conservation relating to Historic Buildings for a Local Authority.
  • Ability to provide expert advice on listed buildings and other conservation / heritage matters to Development Management Planners.
  • Proven record in urban design and or conservation work, including survey, analysis, policy formulation, report writing, engagement/consultation.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of working in urban design or with historic buildings.
  • Proven experience of influencing and shaping the strategic direction of urban design or conservation.



  • Proven ability to provide complex and specialist advice and manage own high risk/high profile workload.
  • Proven experience in making decisions on own workload including managing frequently conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of using IT for planning or similar purposes and confident in the use of Microsoft Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  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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Temporary Design & Heritage Officer - Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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