Urban Design and Heritage Manager - Coventry City Council

£36,876 - £43,662

Ref: COVCC000805

Are you a qualified Urban Designer looking to work on a diverse range of projects and exceptional opportunities for professional development?

Do you have experience of working within a fast-paced organisation helping to shape the environment for future generations?

Then look no further, this is the role for you!

We are looking for an experienced, creative and talented Urban Designer who can deliver high-quality work and outcomes to represent Coventry City Council in public. You will be required to provide design advice in promoting, implementing and supporting the Council’s Development, Urban Design, Heritage and Planning functions.

Coventry is the UK City of Culture in 2021 and the transformation of our city is already gathering pace in preparation. As an Urban Design & Heritage Manager you will help shape this exciting time for Coventry and will join our top performing and forward-thinking planning department! As manager of a newly structured team you will be able to shape your new team so that it is best placed to respond effectively to the growth and regeneration that is already taking shape.

You will need to have excellent urban design skills and the ability to produce electronic drawings and visual representations in order to communicate projects. The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • working in a professional urban design role with an Urban Design qualification
  • have experience of managing a small team with a track record of positively contributing to development / regeneration schemes
  • working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and working independently on own initiative
  • excellent communication, negotiating and presentations skills sufficient to represent the City Council in public
  • have experience of working alongside a team of professional planning and environmental officers

Key to all projects we work on is ensuring the new blends with the old, managing a team comprising design, conservation and archaeology you will have the tools to help shape the environment. These projects include the regeneration of the City Centre to meet the current and future needs of residents, businesses and visitors, to the growth of the universities in our city. We have attached a portfolio of the projects which are current to showcase the type of work you will be involved in.


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

For more information and to discuss this opportunity, contact our Strategic Lead, Planning & Regulations-Tracy Miller at Tracy.Miller@coventry.gov.uk or Mark Andrews our Planning Manager at Mark.Andrews@coventry.gov.uk

To apply for this role, please visit our website. You will need to upload your CV with a portfolio showcasing your continuing professional development, exceptional design and presentation capabilities. Please restrict your portfolio to no more than 10 pages. (when uploading your portfolio please attach it under 'other attachments' - any issues uploading please contact resourcing@coventry.gov.uk)

Closing date: 8 December 2019.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.