Sustainability Officer (Planning)

Camden Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£38,297 (Pro-rata)
Closing date
21 Jul 2022

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Sustainability Officer (Planning)
Starting salary: £38,297 (Pro-rata)
Job level: Level 4 Zone 1
Work location: 5 Pancras Square
Hours per week: 18
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 10th July 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

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. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for
us all.

Camden Council has a dense and complex built environment, and we are committed to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable development for the benefit of Camden’s communities. Therefore,
we are looking for someone with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure that new development in the borough is designed to meet the highest environmental standards.

The role

This role will support the aims of Camden’s Climate Action Plan 2020-2025 and Clean Air Action Plan 2019-2022, by providing technical responses to major planning applications from an energy, sustainable drainage, sustainability assessment and air quality perspective. You will provide advice to colleagues and negotiate with developers to secure positive environmental outcomes for Camden.

In this role you will be required to respond to planning application consultations, provide climate change policy advice and contribute to the development of planning policy related documents.

This role will include opportunities for cross working with other parts of the council and partner organisations to tackle climate change. You will provide policy analysis and advice on planning and built environment related environmental sustainability issues to a range of stakeholders, presenting
information in a variety of ways including formal reports, briefings and presentations.

About you

The successful candidate must have an analytical approach to working, excellent organisational skills and exceptional written and oral communication skills that can influence to a senior level. You will have a
relevant post-graduate qualification or equivalent experience and an understanding of energy and sustainability in a built environment.

This role will offer training opportunities to expand your knowledge on the topics of energy, climate, air quality and sustainable drainage as well as opportunities to develop your understanding of development control and how to respond to planning application consultations.

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. 

Additional information

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" button. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications
from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

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.

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