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Urban designer
at Greater London Authority

Greater London Authority is seeking an urban designer to join its team in London.

£31,263 per annum

Would you like to join one of the UK’s most exciting planning teams? Then come and join the GLA’s planning unit!

London is already larger than it has ever been and is projected to grow to 10.5 million people by 2041. You could be helping to shape London’s future, maintaining its global status as one of the greatest cities on the planet to work, live, play and study. The team works very closely with the Mayor and his team to achieve good growth that delivers genuinely affordable housing and all the tools that a thriving city needs.

We have two planning teams within the Unit which work closely together. Our development management team deals with the city’s biggest and most high-profile planning applications which include large-scale, mixed-use schemes, schools and sports stadia. And our London plan & growth
strategies team plays a key role in shaping London’s growth through the crucial preparations for the upcoming examination in public of the Mayor’s new London plan and the development of growth strategies for London’s opportunity areas.

The urban designer position sits within the newly formed GLA urban design team – part of the London plan & growth strategies team which works closely with development management. This role is driven by the need to implement the Mayor’s ‘Good Growth By Design’ agenda by championing
good design in both policy and development management workstreams. In this role, you will be providing design comments on planning applications that are referred to the Mayor as they progress from the pre-application stage through to determination as well as working on the development of
design-led growth strategies such as opportunity area planning frameworks.

You will need to be able to build effective relationships with key stakeholders to ensure borough plans are in conformity with the London Plan and contribute towards the delivery of our emerging growth strategies workstreams. ‎Experience of preparing and implementing policy frameworks and masterplans would be‎ beneficial, as would experience of scrutinising architectural design at the site scale and preparing design comments to say either with an understanding of architectural design at a
site scale.

To be successful, you’ll need to be passionate about urban design in London with a track record of achievement in a comparable role and have the skills to deal with complex strategic planning and urban design issues. You will need a degree/postgraduate qualification in architecture with a strong
focus on urban design and be able to proficiently use Adobe Illustrator, In Design and GIS software packages.

We are looking for flexible and adaptable planners with a can-do attitude and a track record of working on a range of policy areas who share our excitement for delivering the Mayor’s vision for London’s future. You will be presenting directly to the Mayor and deputy Mayors, so you will need
excellent written and verbal communication skills and some experience of operating within a political context would be beneficial.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

To apply, please click here.

Application closing date: Sunday 24 June 2018 at 23:59 GMT.

London’s diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London’s diversity at all levels.

We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

 

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