Urban Design Team Manager - Bristol City Council

£41,846 - £44,697

Ref: 3041

Bristol offers an enviable quality of life with easy access to the countryside and coasts of the South West.

We are seeking an Urban Designer to join Bristol City Council’s creative and award-winning City Design Group, and to lead and manage the Urban Design Team.

This is an opportunity to influence future changes to the City and contribute to maintaining Bristol as an attractive place to live, work and visit. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting a wide range of place-shaping projects, as well as providing design advice relating to major planning applications.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across the City, including strategic green infrastructure, regeneration areas, mixed use and housing masterplans, and public realm schemes.

The role is to lead and manage 4 - 8 specialist staff, including Urban Design Officers, Landscape Architects, and a Public Art Officer. You will be responsible for the development, co-ordination and delivery of the team work programme. To provide and present urban design advice and proposals to Service Directors, other work teams, Council Committees, member briefings, and stakeholder and community meetings; and to lead, co-ordinate and satisfactorily resolve, complex and contentious work areas that arise during project development including community engagement, and to assess and develop planning policy and guidance related to urban design.

You will need to attach a covering letter to your CV detailing your suitability for the role.

To apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 2 February 2019.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve.  We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.