Graduate Trainee Architectural Technologist

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Year one £26,975 Year two £27,514
09 Aug 2022
09 Sep 2022
Job (Function)
Senior Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

If you are an architect or architectural technician looking to enhance their career by joining a multi-disciplinary team that delivers in a wide variety of sectors, then the Capital Delivery Service at Sheffield City Council may have the perfect opportunity you are looking for.

This role provides the opportunity to deliver back to the city where you live and to not be restricted to one particular type of project delivery, with projects ranging from large scale city infrastructure, through new build housing and schools to small scale structural alterations on council building stock.

Working for Sheffield City Council brings with it great opportunities and benefits.  We are proud of the offer we make to staff which includes one of the best pension schemes available in any sector and values that support family friendly working arrangements.

We aim to attract staff that represent and value the diverse and vibrant communities of Sheffield and best of all we offer the opportunity to live and work in a wonderful city that you will be working directly to shape.

Sheffield City Council sets out the behavioural expectations of all employees.  Please read and consider these in your application, you will be expected to demonstrate these behaviours at interview.

G9 Senior Architect / Architectural Technologist

We are looking at appoint to the above role to enhance the architectural team in delivering city wide projects.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes/skills:

Be an all rounder in their chosen discipline, able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team but able to act on their own initiative for architecturally led projects.

The role requires a degree in architecture or similar equivalent, with 10 years post-qualification experience, and a current ARB registration. 

We would actively encourage applications from candidates that identify with the following protected characteristics, BAME, disabled and gender identities.

The Capital Delivery Service

Sheffield City Council has a strong Capital Construction Programme with an ongoing value of approximately £200m per annum.  To ensure the highest quality delivery standards are achieved, a Capital Delivery Hub (the Capital Delivery Service) has been created to drive ongoing improvements in performance, pace and quality of the widely varying projects within the programme.

Sectors of delivery include:

  • Primary and Secondary provision
  • Special Needs Education Provision
  • Housing Growth Programme
  • Council Housing upgrade Programmes
  • Listed Building Refurbishment
  • Highway / Cycle / Footpath Programme
  • City Wide Flood Alleviation Programme
  • Large Public realm projects

The Service is a fully traded service, charging fees for the services it provides and operating as a professional services consultancy within the City Council.

Best Practice

The Service has a strong track record of delivery and operates an ISO 9001 certified Service Management System. The Service has a vision for developing into a public sector leading centre of excellence for the delivery of capital projects and programmes and is at the forefront for driving change in how the Council delivers these programmes. 


The Service operates a “core and flex” delivery model where the internal team is supplemented by external resources when workload requires this.

To support this, the service has appointed a private sector capital delivery partner that can provide the full range of services needed to support the delivery of the capital programme and support the development of best practice and staff within the service.

Training and Development

Working within the service there are many opportunities for ongoing training and development. We seek to provide a range of training opportunities to suit the ongoing development needs of our staff and the Capital Programme.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Two Ticks Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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