Senior Urban Design Officer - Cheshire East

Crew, Cheshire
£29,909 - £33,136

The Senior Urban Designer will play a key role in driving forward design quality improvements across Cheshire East. Working with both developers and planning officers they will promote good design and ensure that high standards set within the newly adopted design guide are delivered. The post will also contribute towards key projects within Cheshire East’s ambitious growth agenda and deputise for the Principal Conservation and Design Officer when required. This work includes:

  • Input into policy development – local plan, area action plans, neighbourhood plans;
  • Advise on the design implications of development proposals and suggested revisions in order to  meet the requirements of adopted policy and the Cheshire East Design Guide;
  • Provide design training for officers and members;
  • Regularly engage with stakeholders, developers and external agencies on design matters to promote good practice and sustainable development.
You should have:
  • A relevant design related degree qualification, supported by further professional development in urban design and membership of a relevant professional body;
  • Extensive post qualification experience of urban design work, including large scale development and regeneration;
  • A good understanding and experience of the relationship between urban design and planning, ideally gained within a local government context;
  • The ability to visit sites across Cheshire East.
The job is based in Crewe, but you will be able to work from offices in Crewe, Sandbach, Macclesfield and work from home as appropriate.
At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities. 
If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and strive to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future - together.
To discuss this post please contact either Ian Dale, Environmental Planning Manager on 01625 383732 or David Hallam, Principal Conservation and Design Officer on 01625 383733.
For any enquiries please email
To apply please job quoting reference number: 199
Closing date: 23 April 2019