The Friday Five 12.04.19
A round-up of five of the best, most interesting, significant or unusual jobs on Planner Jobs this week.
1. WORTH A PUNT
Planning Policy Manager and Delivery Manager for Strategic Sites, Greater Cambridge Planning Services
Cambridge is 45 minutes on the train from London)
“The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service covering Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas in the country to be a planner.
“The planning policy manager role will lead the delivery of the new Greater Cambridge Joint Local Plan and all other planning policy for the two Councils.
“The delivery manager for strategic sites role will be responsible for a range of large-scale strategic developments including new towns at Waterbeach and Northstowe, a new village at Bourn, major employment areas such as the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and award winning mixed use urban extension developments such as North West Cambridge.”
“This is a chance to be at the centre and shape how the service develops to meet the challenges of delivering an extraordinary range of innovative and rewarding projects.
“Both roles require candidates with good leadership, people and project management skills, with a focus on delivery of high quality outcomes and excellent customer service.”
The first official game of football (that is, proper soccer football) was played on Parker’s Piece, a public park in the middle of the Cambridge. The game's “Cambridge Rules” were first used in1848 and formed the basis for the Football Association’s rules when they were published in 1863. Which means that for fifteen years, Cambridge was perhaps the most important footballing city in the country. Cambridge has two football clubs today, Cambridge City and Cambridge United.
2. FAMOUS FOR…ONIONS?
Heritage Officer for the Department of planning, Government of Bermuda!
In the Government of Bermuda’s offices near Hamilton Docks.
“The post holder is accountable for the development, management and implementation of plans, policies and legislation to protect Bermuda's historic environment, including conducting research, consulting with the public and resolving objections to draft plans in accordance with development and local plans, planning legislation and policy.
”The post holder is also accountable for making appropriate recommendations to the Development Applications Board and its Committee regarding planning applications affecting the historic environment. In addition the post holder is accountable for administering the World Heritage Site Committee and Historic Building Advisory Committee, as well as historic building programmes such as the interest-free loan scheme. The post holder is also accountable for assisting in the evaluation of planning applications not related to the historic environment.
”Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in planning, urban design, architecture, engineering, historic preservation or a related discipline with a minimum of three years’ relevant post-professional institute membership experience in an urban planning and/or conservation/preservation position managing the historic built environment."
You’ll need to have membership in a professional institute such as the RTPI, the Canadian Institute of Planners or the American Institute of Certified Planners. The post is offered on a three year contract.
Bermuda's islands were famous for growing some of the best onions in the world. On Bermuda, the word “onion” came to be synonymous with being cool, as in "oh man, that is SOO onion". Even now, every New Year’s eve a giant onion, decked in lights and palm tree fronds, is “dropped” from the Town Hall in St. George’s Town Square. You'd want to be there for that, right? The great Bermudan onion drop?
3. CRACKING OPPORTUNITY, GROMIT
Planning Officer for Preston City Council.
Preston City Council’s city-centre offices.
”At this exciting time we are investing in our planning service in order to deliver our corporate priorities.
“We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and well-organised individual to take up a Planning Officer role within the Development Management team.
“You will deal primarily with small-scale planning applications covering a wide range of planning issues. You will have some knowledge of the planning system and Development Management in particular.
”You will need to show you can act on your own initiative and work with minimal supervision with an ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. You should have excellent communication and negotiation skills. We are seeking an enthusiastic and well organised individual."
The creator of Wallace and Gromit, Nick Park, was born in Preston (although yes, his Aardman Animations is famously based in Bristol). The idea for Wallace is believed to have come from one of Park's old English teachers. Park studied at Preston College where the art and design department has been named after him.
4. 55 IS THE NEW 80
Senior planner with The Audley Group, a provider of retirement communities.
The Audley Group’s offices in Egham, Surrey.
“Since its launch in 1991, the Audley Group has championed and reinvented the retirement property market; challenging the care home model and introducing as a first of its kind, the concept of luxury retirement villages for the over 55s.
“Audley Group’s vision is to deliver an exceptional proposition to meet the growing demand from the UK’s older population for residential accommodation with care. The Group has enjoyed a 100% success in achieving planning. Its communities are found nationwide with sites in the Green Belt, or centred on Listed Buildings, or in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or as part of urban regeneration scheme.
“We are looking to recruit a senior planner to join our development team. The successful candidate will work in our planning team and be able to work on all aspects of the planning process from site acquisitions to ultimately presenting to the planning committee."
A study by Merrill Lynch, “Leisure in Retirement, Beyond the Bucket List,” finds that people are generally likely to have a happy retirement, with it even likely to be the best time of your life. We are apparently happiest and most content between the ages of 65 and 74.
5. VISIONARY PLANNERS SOUGHT
Planning Manager / Rheolwr Cynllunio with the Welsh Government.
Pan Wales / Cymru gyfan.
“The Welsh Government requires creative and visionary planners to strengthen our world leading planning system. Wales has a plan-led people centred approach to planning where placemaking is used to design and manage communities to promote health, happiness and wellbeing.
“The roles are at the heart of our planning system and provide fast-paced and varied opportunities to deliver Ministerial priorities.
“We are looking for highly motivated planners to join us as planning managers. The roles provide an opportunity to create national planning policy and guidance, develop infrastructure consenting and planning applications processes, oversee local authority development plans and undertake planning casework. You will work extensively with ministers, senior Welsh Government officials and UK administrations, as well as engaging with a wide range of external partners including business and local government."
Lawn tennis first appeared in Wales in the 1800s. I'll come clean, there are funnier facts than this, but we're on a tight deadline today so Welsh primacy in the early development of the world's foremost racquet sport will have to do.
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