The Friday Five 21.09.18
Published: 21 Sep 2018
A round-up of five of the best, most interesting, significant or unusual jobs on Planner Jobs this week.
1. SOUNDS OF THE CITY
Heritage officer, City of Cardiff council
County Hall, a modern civic building that led major redevelopment of disused docklands.
"We are looking for a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic built heritage specialist to work within the Placemaking Group to help us deliver our vision to ‘support the planned growth of the city and the delivery of liveable, integrated and sustainable neighbourhoods".
Cardiff is a vibrant, growing capital with an extensive built heritage in need of protection and regeneration.
Spillers Records in Cardiff claims to be the oldest record store in the world. It's traded continuously since being founded by Henry Spiller in 1894.It started out selling wax cylinders for the newly-invented phonograph.
2. RUNNING IN CIRCLES
Senior planners x2, Aberdeen City Council
The grandiose and flamboyant Marischal College, the second-largest granite building in the world.
Aberdeen's a growing city with stacks of development and plenty of opportunity for na ambitious planner to make their mark. In particular, a new major/ significant applications team has been formed, "an exciting opportunity for two experienced and ambitious Senior Planners to join us in shaping the future sustainable development of the city". In other words, you'll be working on major schemes in The Granite City.
Reputedly, more than 10 per cent of Britain's stone circles are located in Aberdeenshire. A unique feature is the recumbent stone circles, which feature one stone on its side flanked by two upright ones.
3. YOU SHOULD BE SO CLUCKY
Team leader, special projects, London Borough of Hounslow
Currently a functional, purpose-built building away from the centre of Hounslow. soon to be a snazzy state of the art civic centre in Hounslow town centre.
"We need you to take the lead in major development projects to help realise the growth potential in the Borough and optimise the delivery of new, sustainable development within the Opportunity Areas. You will give advice to developers looking to invest in the Borough, work with corporate partners to develop the Council’s own land and work alongside the regeneration team to get development off the ground."
Hounslow, in West London, is close to Heathrow Airport and two Opportunity Areas in the Great West Corridor and West of the Borough along with two Housing Zones. a major transport hub and home to numerous large companies, it's within the general zone of major growth projected for west London over the next few years. It also has listed buildings, green belt, conservation areas and a River Thames setting.
Allegedly, a Sir Thomas Morris, a distant relative of Bernard Matthews, established the base of his chicken farming empire in Hounslow in 1756.
4. AN ENIGMATIC OPPORTUNITY
Planning enforcement officer, Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils
Malvern Hills District Council seeks a Planning Enforcement Officer to join its proactive and customer focussed development management service to handle a variety of planning enforcement investigationsVariety of work is to the fore with this planning control role, where you’ll be influencing compliance with planning conditions / section 106 legal agreements, and ensuring developers deliver as promised. You’ll maintain records on developments where breaches of planning control have occurred, negotiating with developers and / or landowners to ensure compliance.
(Malvern Hills District Council has recently established a joint planning enforcement team with Wychavon District Council, so you’ll be working across both districts.)
Malvern was composer Sir Edward Elgar’s manor. Bit of an enigma, this fella, and if you take this job in your pomp you’ll certainly be influencing plenty of circumstances. We’ve got our coats.
5. VIA A DIFFERENT ROUTE
Planning consultant, Sworders, an independent rural property consultancy in Wolston, between Rugby and Coventry in the Midlands
The Hall - a rural estate development on the outskirts of Wolston, midway between Rugby and Coventry - with potential space to work in Herts and Norfolk.
You'll be doing a diverse range of work in a medium-sized consultancy that covers all types of planning and listed building applications, and lawful development certificates. there's s strong emphasis on planning in rural environments and the company's ethos is to develop staff skills to allow employees to excel in their areas of interest. "We value new ideas and thinking and those with the appropriate skills and enthusiasm but who have qualified via unconventional routes will also be considered."
Though just a small settlement with a population of a little over 2,000, Wolston has its own railway viaduct across the River Avon. The viaduct, built in the 1830s, was once part of the original London and Birmingham Railway. The village once had a railway station, but it was closed in 1960 as Beecham swung his axe.
Photos | Norman Bruderhofer (phonograph), iStock