An exciting opportunity has arisen in the London and South East Regional team for a Policy Planner to join us on a permanent basis. You`ll be a key part of this multidisciplinary team working in this dynamic region to shape fascinating historic places including Urban South Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Winchester, Oxford and the Chilterns. We work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary sub-regional casework teams as well as region-wide project teams, which provides exceptional personal and professional development opportunities.
Within your area team you will take lead responsibility for providing expert planning policy advice to partners to help shape development plans across the region, including representing Historic England at Examinations in Public. You will also influence our input to major strategic projects such as those for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc; regeneration and town centre revitalisation such as The Gosport Heritage Action Zone; infrastructure schemes including road, rail and airport projects; and the protection of significant cultural landscapes such as the New Forest National Park and the Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site.
You will help enhance and rejuvenate our historic places by shaping new developments. You will build partnerships with local authorities, communities and other organisations to contribute to planning strategies and outcomes. Through your work the historic environment will play a more vital and productive role in the life of the region.
To be successful in this role you will have a thorough understanding of the planning system and substantial experience of preparing plans and influencing stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes. You will also have relevant qualifications within planning or a similar discipline. As a strong team player with good interpersonal skills you will enjoy working collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams. You will be experienced either within a commercial practice or a local authority and be ready to move into a lead planning role.
Closing date: 3 July 2019.
Interviews are likely to be held on 11th July 2019 in our London offices.
We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, and free entry to English Heritage sites. We recognise the importance of a healthy work life balance and therefore we offer flexible working.
We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive working environment where your individuality will enable us to be successful. We are committed to having a recruitment experience that creates opportunity for all.