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Senior Urban Designer / Full time

Enfield Council

£35496 - £38385

Enfield, London



Urban Designer: Place Department
Exciting opportunity to join Enfield’s Design and Heritage Team
Senior Urban Designer 
Grade: PO1 £35, 496 - £ 38, 385 (2-year fixed term)
Job reference: 7989

The Role

Enfield offers an unrivalled breadth of experience, working with a stimulating and varied built and natural environment, ranging from dense urban centres to rural settlements.   Based in the Strategic Planning and Design Service, we work collaboratively with teams delivering development management, regeneration, housing and public realm projects to help deliver outcomes ranging from: the delivery of entire new communities at Meridian Water; managing transformational change in urban town centres like Edmonton Green and Enfield Town;  helping to maximise the strategic benefits of the industrial Lea Valley; conserving and enhancing leafy Edwardian suburbs; to influencing large public realm improvement, urban greening, nature recovery and rewilding projects.

This role is  a great opportunity to join an ambitious team of urban designers, architects, and conservation specialists delivering innovative approaches to the built environment alongside transformational growth. Through our ambitious emerging Local Plan and Heritage Strategy SPD we are putting high quality design, local distinctiveness, community benefits, sustainability and green agenda at the heart of placemaking.

We are looking for exceptional candidates to make a positive contribution to the team at a key moment in a number of large-scale projects. You will provide proactive design advice as part of Planning Performance Agreements, pre-applications and planning applications and work with colleagues across the Planning Service, Enfield’s Design Review Panel, developers, agents and communities to help deliver positive outcomes for Enfield. There will also be opportunities to become involved in shaping Enfield’s emerging Local Plan, growth strategies, corporate projects and housing delivery.

If you are an experienced design professional, committed to best practice and driving excellence and can contribute positively to the work and culture of a growing and progressive team, then we want to hear from you.    

How to apply:

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

  1. a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
  2. your CV 
  3. Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 pages your application may not be considered or reviewed

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Oley Taal Gaye on 0208 132 1043 or [email protected] A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Christine White on 0208 132 2017 or Tom Rumble on 0208 132 2811 for an informal discussion.

Closing Date:  30th October 2022 at 23.59
Interview Dates: Tbc

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