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Principal Planning Officer – Euston Placeshaping

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
Closing date
16 Nov 2021

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Environment, Traffic Management, Transport Planning, Regeneration and Local Economies, Planning
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Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999
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About Us

In Camden we are committed to working together to make our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Partnership with our communities is central to the way we work, so that everyone can access opportunities, and nobody gets left behind.

The Role

Due to a period of exciting change, we have a fantastic opportunity for a highly organised and diligent Principal Planning Officer to join our multi-disciplinary Euston Regeneration team. This is a professional role that requires a cross-section of skills and behaviors to ensure high-quality outputs that contribute towards Camden’s overarching objective to create a new piece of the city at Euston, planned with the community at its heart.

The Euston Regeneration team has responsibility for the development of planning policy for the Euston area, managing the pre-application and application process for the oversite development above and around Euston Station and the HS2 station, shaping emerging designs for Network Rail and Crossrail 2 stations at Euston, considering wider opportunities around Euston Station and delivering the objectives of the Euston Area Plan.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity the successful candidate must have a degree level qualification and a diploma or postgraduate qualification in town planning or related discipline or relevant experience with eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute being desirable.

A hard-working, dynamic planner is sought to lead on the update to the Euston Area Plan, ensuring that the policy update is shaped by the local community and business needs as appropriate and informed by a robust evidence base. Working alongside other members of the Euston Regeneration team you will be responsible for ensuring effective project management and allocation of resources including management of staff and or consultants to deliver high-quality outputs and the delivery of the Euston Area Plan objectives.

You will take responsibility for effective negotiation, stakeholder involvement and conflict resolution to ensure high quality and innovative outcomes that reflect Council-wide objectives and policies. The successful candidate will be able to work within a complex environment, taking responsibility for delivering defined outcomes in a high-quality effective manner. You will be skilled at establishing a relationship with and influencing key stakeholders and developing collaborative working arrangements. Experience in engaging with local communities to shape policy is essential.

You will have a proven track record of working within placeshaping in a local authority environment with a thorough awareness of current and draft planning legislation at local, London regional and national levels.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 7974 4444
Town Hall
Judd Street
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