Taking care of the past – and the future.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an area of enormous architectural significance and interest. Over 70 per cent of the borough is protected by 35 conservation areas and we have some 3,800 listed buildings alongside brownfield sites with significant capacity for growth and new housing. As development progresses, we’re putting local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making while also addressing Kensington and Chelsea’s target of achieving zero carbon emissions by 2030.
Joining our Sustainable Design and Heritage team, you’ll ensure our borough retains its unique character as it continues to move forward. Working closely with council members, planners and urban designers you will deal with a diverse caseload of listed building applications, planning proposals and enforcement matters. You will also provide guidance and expert support for the council, appearing at public enquiries, answering queries from applicants, and advising development management officers. The team is well-resourced and encouraged to be innovative in its approach, giving plenty of scope for professional challenge and development.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
With a background in conservation, planning, architecture or a related area, you’ll have a sound knowledge of the management of historic areas and an excellent working knowledge of planning legislation. Extensive conservation experience is essential, preferably in a development context, including handling appeals and enforcement. A confident and diplomatic communicator, you’ll combine sound judgement with the ability to explain your decisions to the wider public. You’ll also have the skills to share your expertise and develop less experienced members of the team.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
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