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  • Ref no: PKC06296
  • Published: 14/2/2020
  • Closes: 15/3/2020
  • Location: Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
  • Salary: £35,945.00 - £39,305.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Placemaking Engagement Officer - PKC06296
£35,945 - £39,305
Pullar House, Perth

Perth & Kinross Council is committed to the promotion of sustainable development which supports the economy and protects and enhances the environment in an area which experiences varied and challenging development and environmental pressures.

Located within the Planning and Development service and based at Pullar House, Perth, you will be responsible for a range of tasks principally in relation to engagement with communities and businesses in the planning, design, development and future management of phases of place based urban design and development projects prior to these being handed over to the Council's Road Infrastructure and Property Teams for delivery.

In this role, you will have specific responsibility for working as part of a multi-disciplinary cross service team, to manage the successful implementation of multi-million pound major funding awards, via the Places for Everyone initiative and Tay Cities Deal, and you will work closely in conjunction with the Council's Road Infrastructure and Place Development Teams.

The role involves:

  • community and business engagement to support co-design and delivery of Perth and Kinross Council’s placemaking projects in conjunction with major transport network development and infrastructure projects.
  • wider engagement on strategy development in relation to related place and urban design and development guidance.
  • developing appropriate engagement frameworks, tools, techniques for capturing evidence of views on urban design and development options and co creation of designs that reflect local needs
  • Facilitating or managing any required consultation activities in line with project development stages
  • Assisting in managing communications plans for the projects.
  • Assisting in providing regular progress updates in accordance with the Council’s and external funders governance arrangements.
  • Ensuring that information on engagement to support the delivery of the projects is accurate and widely accessible to relevant parties for the purposes of decision-making.
  • Facilitating communication and interaction between teams contributing to the delivery of the projects.
  • maintaining a high standard of relationship management and service with affected stakeholders.
  • Providing support and guidance on engagement procedures, tools and techniques.
  • Assisting in the management of resources and engagement of specialist consultants.

The Individual

The successful candidate will be educated to Degree level in Community Education and /or an appropriate technical and professional qualification and essential relevant work experience in developing major urban development and public realm schemes eg Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning or Urban Design or Programme/Project Manager with Project Management Qualification.

You are also required to have:

 - Relevant planning experience in the development of engagement strategies on property and public realm schemes.

- Technical skills in relation to management of community and business engagement frameworks, tools and techniques.

 - Effective communication, leadership and  influencing abilities with appropriate written and problem solving skills.

 - Awareness and sensitivity in relation to accepting and acknowledging views and proposals from a diverse range of community and business interests.

 - Proven ability in Project/Programme Management and Procurement.

 - Understanding and appreciation of wider Corporate Objectives.

 - Knowledge of relevant and emerging Economic Development, Transport and Planning legislation.

 - Experience in drafting technical and Committee Reports.

 - Experience in drafting Briefs and Instructions and managing project change controls in respect of procurement.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact John McCrone, Service Manager on 01738 475385.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

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