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Senior Urban Design Officer

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Council Offices, The Arc, Clowne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Salary details
£39,053 to £43,361 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
14 August 2022
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Bolsover District Council are looking to recruit a full time, permanent Senior Urban Design Officer working in their Planning team.  The successful candidate will be part of the Development Management team but will work closely with colleagues in Planning Policy and Economic Development teams and will participate in all aspects of the teams work programme relating to Urban Design. 

Bolsover District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation that takes pride in delivering excellent services to our community whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for the district.  This ambition recognises the value of having in house urban design expertise, and the successful candidate will have a key role in negotiating design improvements and influencing better design for future development proposals across the district. 

The District is located in the north east of Derbyshire and centres around the four main towns of Bolsover, Clowne, Shirebrook and South Normanton.  The District has significant environmental, historic and cultural assets, such as Bolsover Castle, Creswell Crags and Hardwick Hall. The Council has an ambitious growth agenda where we have excellent transport links and a good track record of housing and employment growth in recent years. 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide an efficient and effective urban design advice service and will take a leading role in the provision of urban design advice across the Council, with a particular focus on:

  • planning and related applications, including, inter alia, pre-application consultations; design statements; planning, design and development briefs; post-application submissions and amendments,
  • supplementary design guidance; supplementary planning documents,
  • planning and design policy,
  • capital, grant-aid and other projects.

To be successful you will need:

  • Working knowledge of the principles of urban design, of building design in both urban and rural settings, landscape and townscape design, environmental impact assessment, sustainability in building design and BREEAM;
  •  A degree in a design or planning related subject and a post-graduate qualification / diploma in urban design.
  • Proven practical experience as an urban designer in local or national government or private practice, with previous experience in a local government planning department an advantage.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of building components, typologies and the relationship of development to public space and infrastructure. 

For a full list of job details and requirements please view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Why work for us?

Bolsover District Council is a great place to work and if you join our team, you will become part of a talented and dedicated workforce. If you are keen to make a difference to people’s lives and develop your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

We offer a competitive salary, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and excellent work/life balance initiatives.  Learn more about the benefits of working for us at: Bolsover.gov.uk


Apply today!

If you are interested in this post, please apply using the online application on our dedicated webpage on Derbyshire Jobs at: Bolsover District Council Vacancies or via Derbyshire - Jobs and Careers by clicking ‘Apply for this job’ and creating an account.  You can save your progress and exit the application at any time, coming back to it at a later stage to complete and submit your application.  Applications close 23:59pm on 14th August 2022. 

Please read the Guidance Notes provided before completing any application and please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

If you do not have internet access, you can request an offline application pack by contacting Bolsover District Council Contact Centre on 01246 242424 or emailing: humanresources.bdc&neddc@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah Kay, Planning Manager (Development Control), on (01246) 242265 or email sarah.kay@bolsover.gov.uk

If you have not received any communication within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion and we thank you for your interest in the job role.