Executive Recruitment

Urban Designer, Senior Urban Designer and Principal Urban Designer

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South Cambridgeshire District Council
Salary: Grade 4 – 6 (£23,948 - £39,496 p.a.) with an additional 15% (Market factor Supplement) applied to certain posts
Closing date:
22nd March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 18 March 2019 at 12pm and Friday 22 March 2019 at 12pm
Friday 29 March & Monday 1 April 2019

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We are looking to expand our Built and Natural Environment Team - a multi disciplinary team of technical officers comprises Urban Designers, Heritage Specialists, Ecologists, Landscape Designers, Aboriculturist within the Greater Cambridge Planning Service, a shared planning service between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.

It’s an exciting time to join our team for both experienced practitioners and those wishing to develop their career in a high profile growth location, with a proud reputation for the quality of new development that it delivers.

The post holders will play an important role in one of the UK’s important historic cities at the centre of one of the fastest growing economies in the Country. Projects vary from the expansion and redevelopment of City Centre sites, to the creation of two new towns at Northstowe and Waterbeach, from employment sites on Science and Research Parks to residential schemes in sensitive village locations.

The team is pro- active, works closely with our communities and businesses and is also heavily involved with policy work and guidance. The Greater Cambridge (Joint) Local Plan starts this calendar year. We are also producing supplementary planning documents (SPDs) for two new towns, an area action plan (AAP) for a major regeneration at North East Cambridge and supporting villages to develop their own design guidance.

The service is currently implementing phase 2 of our shared service which will fully integrate the final parts of the two authorities planning teams with a significant ICT upgrade underway.                             

Interested candidates are expected to submit an expression of interest.

For further information on these job opportunities and responsibilities please see the corresponding job descriptions and person specifications above

How to apply

To apply for this post, please follow the link to the South Cambridgeshire District Council job application;


For more information please contact either Jane Green (Built and Natural Environment Manager on 07519 294551) or Trovine Monteiro (Team Leader  on  01954 712931)

Closing date: 12 pm on Monday 18 March 2019 for the Urban and Senior Urban Designer and 12pm on Friday 22 March 2019 for the Principal Urban Designer

Interview dates: Urban and Senior Designers, Friday 29 March & Monday 1 April 2019 and Principals on Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 April 2019