Urban Design Officer - London Borough of Lewisham

Lewisham, London
£34,299 - £35,772 pa (PO1)

An exciting opportunity for a driven and self motivated Urban Design Officer to play a key role in one of London’s most progressive and exciting boroughs.


The role

Lewisham is undergoing huge transformation with unparalleled levels of investment, and a regeneration programme for the area more ambitious than any since the Victorian era. With major developments in Catford, Lewisham, Deptford, New Cross and others across the borough, award winning schemes, two Housing Zones and the Bakerloo Line extension, the transformation is well underway.

At the heart of the borough’s transformation is recognition of the importance of high quality design and the value that this adds to existing and future residents, businesses and visitors. We understand that the principle of good urban design is a fundamental component of achieving good growth and an inherent part of successful change in the borough.

The Urban Design Officer will support the Principal Urban Design Officer in providing input into the place making, plan making and development management functions of the service. The successful candidate will work within our multi-disciplinary Strategic Planning team to guide change within the borough.

The work we have is diverse, exciting and challenging and you will be working with a friendly team that is dedicated, positive and focussed on quality and high performance.


Laurence House, Catford

What we’re looking for

You should be able to demonstrate integrity and a strong drive and aptitude to deliver positive outcomes individually and as part of a team, helping to promote and deliver the boroughs development and growth sustainably and to the highest standard. 

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

£34,299 - £35,772 pa (PO1)

Further information

Job Title       Urban Design Officer

Directorate   Resources & Regeneration

Job Ref         RES-18-026

If you would like to discuss the above roles further, please contact David Syme – Strategic Planning Group Manager on 020 8314 6071 or by email at david.syme@lewisham.gov.uk.

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

To find out more, including a full job description and person specification, and to apply, please visit www.lewisham.gov.uk/JobsAndCareers and search council vacancies

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

Closing date

Sunday 5th August 2018, 11:59pm

Interviews date: Week commencing 13th Aug TBC