The Friday Five 24.08.2018

Published: 24 Aug 2018

Top five square_shutterstock [square]A round-up of five of the best, most interesting, significant or unusual jobs on Planner Jobs this week.

1. PEAKED YOUR INTEREST

What

Senior monitoring and enforcement officer, Peak District National Park Authority

Where

Aldern House, Bakewell, Derbyshire

The job

A contract role dealing with complex enforcement cases. The authority is looking for someone who has a recognised RTPI qualification; good negotiating skills; and the ability to draft formal notices and appear in court. Knowledge of rural planning and conservation would be an advantage.

The Peak District stretches into five counties - Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. An estimated 20 million people live within an hour’s journey of the Peak District.

Fun fact

Contrary to its name, the Peak District does not have any mountains, its highest point being Kinder Scout at 636 metres (2,086 feet). The Peak is thought to derive from the Pecsaetan, Peaklanders or Peakrills in modern English, an Anglo-Saxon tribe who settled the area.

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2. SOMERSET FOR LIFE?

What 

Specialist – development management x3, South Somerset District Council

Where

The council’s offices are in Yeovil, Somerset

The job

If successful you’ll be one of three newly appointed development management specialists. You’ll need to be experienced and qualified / nearly qualified for a role in which you’ll be determining interesting and complex planning applications across South Somerset’s area of rich heritage and cherished landscapes.

Fun fact

The location of South Somerset hot spot Glastonbury Tor was also known as ‘The Isle of Avalon’ amongst Britons and for some it is also the home of the Arthurian legend. It’s also a) a potential location for the Holy Grail and b) a supposed gateway into ‘The Land of the Dead’. Now, come on – all that and we haven’t even mentioned a certain festival.

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3. GET WELL CONNECTED FOR LIFE

What 

Property strategy lead, Cornwall Council

Where

Truro, Cornwall

The job

It’s a 12 month placement with the possibility of extension to two years. The job will see you responsible for developing and implementing the planning, strategy and funding of the Directorate’s Property functions and services. So who would fit the role? Ideally a property professional with a strategic outlook from an architecture, surveying, planning or asset management background. the job’s all about working with others - customers and stakeholders - and will involve building relationships with various governmental and professional bodies. Definitely a job for people people.

Fun fact

Cornwall has the longest coastline in the UK – all 697km of it - and more than 300 beaches. And some of those boast waves that can reach 25 feet in height - higher than most of the potential new houses currently making their way through the county’s planning system.

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4. THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT?

What 

Technical director - socio economic specialist - environmental planners, Arcadis

Where

United Kingdom

The job

Fancy a key role on some of the UK’s most complex, iconic, challenging, diverse and technically demanding projects? Turning your hand to regeneration, garden cities, energy infrastructure and strategic land optimisation - then these positions might just be right for you. Posts are for a technical director – infrastructure; a planning socio-economic specialist; and environmental consultant.

Fun fact

Not so much fun as fabulous - if you’re into 8 per cent pension contributions, cycle to work and childcare vouchers, healthcare and life assurance and enhanced maternity and paternity leave.

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5. PO POMPEY, POMPEY PO

What 

Senior planning policy officer, Portsmouth City Council

Where

Portsmouth, Hampshire

The job

A key role in developing the local plan strategy to see Portsmouth through the next fifteen years is on offer, with the successful candidate joining the team just as the new strategy is being prepared, leading plenty of potential to shape policy and contribute to the plan. If you have experience in policy and development and want to take if further with a focus on environmental, sustainability and ecological issues, look no further.

Fun fact

Difficult to look past Portsmouth’s huge maritime history, and anyone with an interest will be attracted to the Mary Rose museum. Alas it seems Henry VIII’s flagship lost her bearing having fired all its guns on one side. Well, that’s one idea. Others says it could have been a gust of wind. Imagine trying to get that one past the insurance these days.

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