The Friday Five 29.06.18

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


1. FULL OF EASTERN PROMISE - BUT MIND THE EELS

What?

Senior planning officer, East Cambridgeshire District Council

Where?
The cathedral city of Ely, 14 miles north-east of Cambridge

What’s great about this job?
It epitomises the contemporary challenge of balancing heritage with the need to accommodate growth. Ely reputedly has the highest concentration of medieval buildings still in daily us – but it’s in one of the fastest growing regions in England and there’s a 3,000 home urban extension going up to the north. That’s not to mention the need to plan for jobs, commerce, modern industry... We could go on.

Fun fact 
The name of Ely may derive from an Old Northumbrian word meaning ‘district of eels’. Eels.

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2. GET STUCK IN TO SCOTLAND'S GRANITE CITY

What?
Planner, Aberdeen City Council

Where?
Marischal College, Aberdeen, a Victorian Gothic behemoth that was once the second largest granite building in the world. Not the largest.

What’s great about this job?
Aberdeen’s a happening place. There’s plenty of big projects for an ambitious planner to get stuck into, from a 25-year regeneration of the city centre, delivery of a £250m city deal and a sustainable transport system for the 21st century. It's an enterprising city with high numbers of start-ups, and if you like your sport, there’s European football at Pittodrie next season.
 
Fun fact 
Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom competition a record-breaking ten times. It's still known as Granite City, though. 

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3. THE PEAK OF CONSERVATION PLANNING

What?
Buildings conservation and enforcement officer, Peak District National Park

Where?
Bakewell, Derbyshire.

What’s great about this job?
It’s protecting the Peak District. You know, the UK’s first National Park and one of its most valued landscapes. So you’ll be looking after that, by providing conservation expertise (there are 109 conservation areas) and leading enforcement investigations relating to some 3,000 listed buildings. Oh, and it’s a rather lovely place to live and work.

Fun fact
The Kinder mass trespass at Kinder Scout in 1932 was a landmark in the campaign for open access to moorland and eventually led to the formation of Britain's national parks.

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4. TAKING THE LEAD IN LOUGHBOROUGH

What?
Group leader, development management, Charnwood Borough Council

Where?
Loughborough, Leicestershire

What’s great about this job?
It's a good opportunity for an experience planner to build further team management experience in an area facing some serious developments. The role involves leading on development management and planning enforcement in the triangle between Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. Here there be the Charnwood Forest, rural villages and medium-sized towns; but also  but also urban extensions and major food, agri-tech and other commercial developments.

Fun fact
In 1841, Loughborough was the destination for the first package tour, organised by Thomas Cook for a temperance group from Leicester.

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5. A MEDIEVAL ENGAGEMENT

What?
Planning policy officer, Tewkesbury Borough Council

Where?
Tewkesbury,  Gloucestershire.

What’s great about this job?
It's a medieval market town which still has black and white half-timber buildings – and you'll be developing borough and neighbourhood development plans that address the conundrum of managing growth while maintaining quality of life.  Plenty of policy work and a fair bit of community engagement, too.

Fun fact
The fields to the south saw the penultimate and decisive battle in the Wars of the Roses in May 1471, which led the House of York to power.  The battle is re-enacted every July at a massive Medieval Fayre.

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