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Conservation & Urban Design Officer

Job details
Posting date: 31 May 2024
Salary: £36.12 to £36.12 per hour
Additional salary information: per hour PAYE
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 June 2024
Company: Triumph Consultants Ltd
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: Greenwich RQ1281892


What's involved with this role:

Interim Conservation & Urban Design Officer

Reference no: Greenwich RQ1281892

Pay Rate: £36.12 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 3 months


The provision of planning advice in relation to all matters concerning heritage assets, particularly conservation areas and listed buildings. Advising the Council’s development management service as required on all matters relating to urban design, conservation and listed buildings

Advising developers and planning officers on the conservation and design aspects of major developments at all stages of proposals, including those affecting listed buildings and within conservation areas. Contributing to design and conservation related policy and guidance as required.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide specialist advice to the Urban Design Manager, Policy Manager, and Development Control Managers on all aspects relating to heritage, conservation and urban design and provide recommendations on applications for planning permission involving complex conservation and design related issues.
Process listed building consent applications and certificates of lawfulness of proposed works to listed buildings, covering all aspects. Prepare reports containing listed building assessments and recommendations and present reports to the Chief Planning Officer and Borough committees on relevant conservation and listed building issues.
Contribute to the Royal Borough’s strategic and detailed policies in respect of design and heritage and ensure the implementation of such policies in respect of statutory and non-statutory plans, local plans and schemes, development proposals, detailed plans, environmental and landscaping improvements.
Contribute to the conservation and historic buildings aspects of the preparation and review of the Local Plan and other policy documents.
Contribute to the preparation and review of design related guidance, including design codes.
Carry out specialist conservation and design projects including the preparation of specific guidance for conservation areas as directed by the Urban Design Manager.
Carry out specialist conservation projects and be responsible for the introduction of new or revised guidance for conservation areas such as guidance notes for Article 4 areas, including document preparation, full public consultation and adoption procedures.
Review the Borough’s conservation areas and be responsible for new designations and advise on matters relating to the possible listing of buildings.
Manage the programme of conservation area character appraisals and management strategies (CAMS) for the Borough’s conservation areas including preparation, full public consultation, adoption and implementation of recommendations for boundary changes, listed building additions and changes to planning controls such as Article 4 Directions.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


A degree in a subject relevant to urban design, architecture or conservation


Experience of processing listed building consent and certificate of lawfulness applications and providing heritage and design comments on planning applications.
Experience of answering enquiries and providing specialist advice on heritage and design related issues and experience of managing local heritage lists.
Experience of preparing Conservation Area appraisals.
Relevant experience in conservation, Heritage, urban design and/or architecture, as well as relevant experience of conservation, heritage and design matters in relation to planning.

Skills & Abilities:

Proven ability to deal with major and sensitive development proposals and projects involving listed buildings and/or within conservation areas.
Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


Job Ref: Greenwich RQ1281892

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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