Hackney Council is looking for a design officer to join its team in London.
Department: regeneration directorate – divisional programme office
Role: design officer
Salary: £37,413 – £38,403 per annum (PO2)
Contract: permanent – full-time
‘By cross-subsidising, talking to residents and valuing good design, the east London borough is investing in some of the best council housing ever built.’
Rowan Moore, The Observer, 23 September 2018
We are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity within our regeneration division. As design officer you will work alongside the senior design officer and strategic design manager to provide professional design expertise across a number of housing regeneration programmes, helping to deliver one of the most complex, exciting development and regeneration briefs in the UK. You will be a key part of a council-led housing delivery team with aspirations to transform places by building exemplary new housing and creating quality landscapes and public realm. The programmes will be delivering more than 3,000 new homes, over half of which will be for social rent or shared ownership.
As design officer you will provide design assistance and assurance at programme and project level, with influence on the design and delivery of regeneration plans across Hackney. Supporting the operation of Hackney’s design advice group you will work with a wide range of respected and talented architects, landscape architects and urban designers in carrying out this role, furthering Hackney’s high profile and reputation for leading the way in its approach to design in regeneration.
You’ll come to us with an impressive portfolio of architectural design, a track record of developing and implementing processes or procedures to achieve good design in the built environment as well as the ability to clearly articulate your thoughts both to our in house team and our external consultants. Technical knowledge and experience of CAD systems is essential as is knowledge and understanding of the wider context of regeneration and neighbourhood renewal.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.
For more information, please refer to the job description and personal specification.
- on no more than 2 pages of A4 pages at font size 11, please provide the following as part of your application
- please describe one completed architectural project where you had a significant input. Describe your role, how you influenced its design and how you believe it made a successful contribution to its context and its users
- please include 2 images of the project which should be included in the above page limit
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a broad diversity of talent to apply.
Closing date: Wednesday 3 July 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Interview date: Friday 19 July 2019 (interview will include a 30 minute task)
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: proud; ambitious; pioneering; open; proactive; inclusive.