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Principal Officer (Highstreets)
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SC/21/147695
  • Published: Wed 07/04/2021, 15:58 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 20/04/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £41,952 - £48,663 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Principal Officer (Highstreets)

Starting salary: £41,952

Job Level and Salary range: Level 4, Zone 2; £41,952 - £48,663 per annum  
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: 12-month Fixed Term Contract/Secondment
Closing date: Tuesday 20th April 2021 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 


About us

Camden is building somewhere everyone can thrive, by making our borough the best place to live, work, study and visit. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As a Principal Planner you will work on supporting longer term recovery and re-imagining of Camden’s highstreets.  


The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Regeneration & Place Service within the London Borough of Camden.

The service leads the placeshaping agenda for the borough, with a focus on key town centres and areas of growth including Euston, the central London Area, Kentish Town, Camden Town, Gospel Oak and West Hamsptead. 

Camden Council has commenced the Camden Future High Streets programme, to support our high streets through the pandemic and into a robust recovery and re-imagined future.  Our vision is for Camden’s high streets and town centres to be ready to face the future.

We want them to be at the heart of their communities with all our residents able to reach their local centre by walking or cycling in 15 minutes or less.  We want the highstreets of the future to be inclusive places where the community can come together to shop, socialise, share knowledge, work and play.

We are recruiting within the Regeneration & Place Service to work on the future high streets programme and other work of the service as required.

Involving close working with local communities and businesses, this is a work area that cuts across Council Services including planning, transport & highways, economic development, arts & culture, events, licensing, sustainability and regeneration. However, the Council cannot do this work alone and the programme requires extensive working with local partners including, Business Improvement Districts, major landowners, local groups and voluntary organisations. 

Over the next 12 months we are looking to deliver a wide programme of high street activity and interventions.   The programme in looking at activating vacant space, building social value in the high street, sustainable travel, creating entrepreneurial job and training opportunities, digital high streets, circular economy, high street promotion and creating attractive environments where people want to come and spend time.

We are taking a test and learn and place-based approach, being prepared to trial interventions to see works.  The team works in a responsive, agile and collaborative team setting to achieve the best outcomes possible for our communities.

About you

We are looking for a pro-active, regeneration practitioner to join our dynamic team and play a leading role in the future highstreets programme and other work of the service as required. 

A main responsibility of the role will be to devise and deliver a programme of coordinated high street projects in line with Camden’s Future High Street Vision and objectives.

You must be a self-starter, who can hit the ground running with excellent team working, collaboration and partnership building skills.  You must comfortable working with complexity, across a diverse range of disciplines and stakeholders to creatively problem solve and deliver projects on the ground.  You must be able to manage projects to meet demanding deadlines, lead others and galvanise support.  You will be an engaging communicator and able to report to senior officers, boards and members, in both written and verbal form.  

In addition to the qualities outlined above, we are looking for a candidate with relevant professional experience in a number of the following key areas:

Place-based strategy development, area regeneration, project initiation management and/or implementation, policy/ document drafting, communications, business support, economic development, working with communities and local groups, public engagement (community and business), facilitation and hosting workshops, public realm,  partnership building, bidding for and managing funding, regeneration delivery, service design, town centre management, section 106 and CIL implementation, programme management & governance, working with BID’s and other partner organisations, town centre research data & analysis.

Importantly, you will have a passion for creating exceptional, sustainable places for communities.


Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our highstreets 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.

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.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role please contact Katrina Christoforou, Placeshaping Manager (, 0207 974 1822).

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.