Appointment Type: Permanent
Job Term: Full Time
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames are looking for talented and enthusiastic Urban Designers with initiative and design flare to join our growing Regeneration team. These posts will make leading contributions to a variety of exciting development and regeneration council led projects across the borough.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a unique and ambitious forward thinking London Borough and we are interested to hear from proactive individuals with a keen interest in heritage led regeneration - integrating future growth, whilst preserving and enhancing the unique qualities that make the borough special.
The role requires providing professional design services across the council, leading the design and successful delivery of public realm improvement schemes, providing design advice as part of the development management process and contributing to the development of a new Local Plan and other policy documents along with assisting with team management and the running of our Design Review Panel. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the council.
The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in delivering innovative and high quality public realm projects, experience of strategic urban design, stakeholder engagement, excellent management and interpersonal skills and a practical understanding of the planning system. Candidates are expected to have a postgraduate qualification in either architecture or landscape architecture with approximately 3-5 years’ post qualification experience working in a private and/or public sector, and be able to demonstrate experience of masterplanning and urban design at a range of scales. Excellent graphic and communication skills are essential along with being experienced users of Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp and AutoCad.
The Council is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for its communities. To do this the Council needs people who thrive in a networked organisation are highly motivated, creative, and able to prioritise a varied and challenging work programme.
For the right individuals we offer competitive salary, agile working and the opportunity to work with like-minded people based in one of the most attractive places to live in the country.
If you would like to discuss the roles in more detail or for an informal chat then please contact : Chloe Clay, email@example.com or Robert Offord, firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits we offer
Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
- 26 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
- Local government pension scheme
- Interest free season loan ticket
- Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
- Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
- Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
- A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
- Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.