Urban Designer

Central London SE1
£33,956 per annum/£40,291 per annum
19 Apr 2021
06 May 2021
Job (Function)
Urban Planning
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a rare opportunity to join the GLA’s Planning Unit, one of the UK’s most exciting planning teams. The G6 Urban Designer position sits within the GLA Growth Strategies and Urban Design Team – part of the London Plan team which works closely with Development Management.

As an Urban Designer you will be developing unique strategic scale urban design frameworks, providing design support on London’s most significant development projects, and helping to shape London’s future. 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.

This is an important supporting role in the team, and will involve:

  • assisting in the production of London Plan Opportunity Areas Planning Frameworks (OAPFs). These interpret planning policy as strategic urban design guidance, and help to steer the development of areas with significant growth potential. This area of work will include analysing study areas, developing concepts for change at a strategic level, master planning, and ensuring stakeholders are properly engaged throughout the process
  • supporting the growth strategies and urban design team in using design-led solutions to support London boroughs in resolve complex spatial planning issues, for example over increased densities, combining land uses, and intensifying industrial land
  • providing urban design advice to GLA staff on development management, local development documents and other mayoral concerns, including those arising from the proposals of other organisations
  • monitoring, providing advice on, and research into, current and emerging strategic planning matters and urban design-related issues facing London


What we are looking for:

To be successful, you’ll need to be passionate about urban design and planning in London. Whilst a track record of achievement in a comparable role is good, applicants with a can-do attitude, who share our excitement for delivering the Mayors vision for London's future, and feel capable of dealing with complex strategic urban design and planning issues are encouraged to apply.

This role offers career progression opportunities, and you will be supported to develop your skills and knowledge in the strategic planning and development of London, urban design practice and policy, project management, and communication and presentation skills.

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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 and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference GLA284.

To apply, please visit our website.

Application closing date: Thursday 6 May 2021 at 23:59 GMT.

Interview date: Monday 24 May 2021 via MS Teams.

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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