Urban Designer

Chippenham, Wiltshire
£26,539 - £28,922
20 Jan 2014
10 Feb 2014
Design, Planner
Job Type

This is a full-time (37 hours per week) temporary position for 18 months (end date expected to be 31st August 2015).

The Wiltshire Council Landscape and Design Team is committed to protecting our unique and cherished built and natural environment. We are looking for an experienced design professional to join us to ensure that everyone who visits or lives in Wiltshire can continue to enjoy a high quality, sustainable environment. If you would thrive in a busy yet rewarding work place and share our passion for delivering design excellence in Wiltshire’s communities then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for an experienced urban design professional to join our team, predominately to review and provide expert advice on planning applications, whilst also supporting the development of spatial planning documents and helping to shape the design of major development projects.

The role is predominately office based, with some site visits required to assess application sites and attend meetings. The role requires working with a wide range of stakeholders including planners, other specialists, developers, agents, consultants, statutory bodies, elected members and the public.

You will be solution focussed, comfortable with working independently and managing a busy workload, able to communicate clearly and negotiate confidently. You will have considerable experience of design analysis and negotiation. You should be able to demonstrate an expert level of knowledge with regard to current national planning policy and guidance on design. It would be beneficial to have experience of working with Local Planning Authority development management teams and an understanding of national and local planning policy.

For further details, or an informal chat please call Jon Taylor (Landscape and Design Team Manager) on 01225 718276.

For more information and to apply online please visit our website via the button below.

Closing date: 10th February 2014

You will be required to undertake driving as part of your duties. You will be required to produce your original driving licence as part of the selection process as well as agree to a live DVLA licence check.

Wiltshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults. You will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults in accordance with agreed procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children, young people or vulnerable adults gives cause for concern either the Council’s agreed Child Protection procedures or the Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Swindon and Wiltshire, will be followed, alongside implementation of the Council’s Disciplinary Procedure.

Committed to equality of opportunity.

All applicants will be selected on their merits.

We promote flexible working patterns and will consider job sharing.

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