Urban Design Manager job at Haringey London Borough Council


About Haringey

Haringey is a hugely diverse borough, and Council has set clear and ambitious goals through its Borough Plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. It is an exciting time to work in Haringey with many high profile innovative regeneration projects at Tottenham and Wood Green now benefiting from a £1bn+ public and private investment program which is already transforming these areas. These projects include growth areas, estate regeneration, shopping streets, workspaces, public realm as well as a range of social and community projects. The Council has a very strong working partnership with the GLA family.

About the role

You will be part of the Council’s Regeneration and Economic Development team, working closely with the Strategic Urban Design Officer and Department Heads on a wide range of projects.

The purpose of the role is to support the Council in delivering high quality insight on urban design, place-making and architectural projects within the Regeneration and Economic Development team. This will be done by working with all regional teams (as well as other service areas of the Council) on strategic urban design and architectural projects, and assisting in the delivery of a range of design focused proposals .

The position will lead, manage or advise on the development and progress of master plans, and provide services and support to area teams through the preparation of site/design briefs, design-led feasibility studies and option assessments, reviewing the design of development proposals, and working with partners, including residents, local stakeholders and members, to deliver a range of place-making projects in Haringey. You will also work on location-specific research and develop or define design guidance documents.

You will be part of a small design team to improve the ‘design culture’ within the regeneration and economic development team and wider management – the position will play a key role in promoting and demonstrating of the many benefits of best practices and governance in design. of the built environment and good placemaking.

You will be in a unique position to:

  • Provide expert design advice and support to the council’s regeneration team to ensure that all regeneration projects, covering a range of urban design, public realm, architectural and of housing, are developed and delivered with the highest quality of design.
  • Lead, advise and manage design elements of Council Regeneration Master Plans, prepare site studies and briefs, provide client side review on proposal design development and work closely with others to achieve a range of high-quality place-making projects.
  • Promote high quality, innovative design results in all aspects of Regeneration Teams projects that are both sustainable and inclusive, and ensure that the appropriate design quality management/governance processes are in place for each project.

You will be required to operate at a level consistent with the responsibilities of this position at each point of progression.

About you

The successful candidate should be able to work on a wide range and large scale of projects, work with a variety of stakeholders and internal partners, and be responsible for advising and leading urban design, architecture and public domain works in Haringey regeneration areas. .

You must have the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill this role, as stated in the personal specifications of the job description.

This is a professional role, requiring degrees in architecture (ideally with RIBA qualifications), urban design or landscape architecture which requires a range of skills and behaviors to ensure high quality results.

You will have the confidence and proven ability to advocate for design, and can regularly liaise with senior management, elected members and a wide range of stakeholders.

Closing date and interview dates

Deadline for submitting applications: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Interviews: Monday February 28 to Friday February 4, 2022

Additional information and benefits

This role is permanent and will allow the right person to grow and develop professionally within a supportive and high level team through to progression to higher responsibilities at PO 6. The successful candidate will be exposed to a wide range of projects, working with a variety of stakeholders and partners, as part of a team delivering architectural and public realm improvements in the regeneration areas of Haringey.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment that embraces a range of progressive work practices and benefits, including flexible working, 30 days annual leave + holidays, an excellent pension plan and opportunities of training.



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