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Urban Designer

Posted: 4 Oct 2019 Closes: 19 Dec 2019
Variable GLA3752

Would you like to join one of the UK’s most exciting planning teams? Then come and join the GLA’s Planning Unit! London is already larger than it has ever been and is projected to grow to 10.5 million people by 2041. You could be helping to shape London’s future, maintaining its global status as one of the greatest cities on the planet to work, live, play and study. The team works very closely with the Mayor and his team to achieve good growth that delivers genuinely affordable housing and all the tools that a thriving city needs.


We are looking for a skilled, proactive and enthusiastic urban designer to join our growing team to contribute to a range of exciting and unique strategic urban design projects we are delivering across London. The position sits within the newly formed GLA Growth Strategies and Urban Design Team – part of the London Plan team which works closely with Development Management.  The Growth Strategies and Urban Design team plays a key role in shaping London’s growth through the Mayor’s new London Plan and the development of growth strategies for London’s Opportunity Areas. 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.  

To be successful in the role you’ll need to be passionate about planning and urban design in London with a track record of achievement in a comparable role and have the skills to deal with complex strategic planning and urban design issues.  You should have a degree/post graduate qualification in Architecture with a strong focus on Urban Design and be able to proficiently use Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modelling, CAD, and GIS software packages.

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.

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 [email protected] quoting reference GLA3752.


Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and to view a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply Now" button below.

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