Design Manager - North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery Unit

Grade 9 £42,014 - £47,224 per annum

North Northamptonshire lies just 50 minutes from St Pancras and is part of the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc. It is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and offers outstanding career opportunities for built-environment professionals. 

The Joint Planning and Delivery Unit (JPDU) supports four local planning authorities and the county council in planning and delivering an ambitious growth agenda. The partners are working towards becoming a unitary authority in 2020.

We are looking for someone to help shape and create truly sustainable places that start from good design. We need an experienced urban designer, landscape architect or other design professional to act as our design champion, leading on work that is nationally recognised as good practice. This will include managing a small team of consultants, working closely with the East Midlands Architecture Centre (Opun), providing expert advice and training to officers and members, preparing local design policies, running multi-disciplinary design surgeries, and securing support from local and national partners.

This is a permanent position based at the JPDU offices in Thrapston and employed on our behalf by East Northamptonshire Council. Job-share or part-time working will be considered.

For more information and to complete an application form please click here or contact Andrew Longley at the JPDU on 01832 742359. General information on the JPDU is available at

The deadline for application is 10 May. Interviews will take place in the week of 20th May.

CV's will not be accepted. Please ensure all relevant information is provided within your application form.