Urban Design Officer - Medway Council

Chatham, Kent
Range 4 (£25,775 - £31,385) per annum

Key Responsibilties:

To ensure that the highest standards of architecture and urban design are achieved in Medway

Provide design advice and guidance to applicants, council officers and councillors at all stages of the design process from outline plans, to pre-application negotiations, planning applications and appeals, taking full responsibility for negotiating good design. This includes dealing with major planning applications and schemes and appearing as the Council’s expert witness.

Help facilitate regeneration initiatives and schemes for a range of key sites by way of preparation or input into planning briefs, area action plans, masterplans, design strategies, taking specific responsibility for urban design and related matters.

Contribute to the development of planning policies, strategies, and guidance, taking specific responsibility for urban design and related matters

Organise, and promote community involvement in urban design and other related matters, including workshops and other public consultation methods

Commission, manage and administer projects (including work by external consultants).

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile which can be downloaded here.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager Dave Harris call 01634 331575.

Please apply via our website https://ats-medway.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/view/97933

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.  


Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.