Urban Designer

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Dudley + Flexible
£32,798 - £35,366 per annum 37hpw permanent

This is an exciting opportunity for an urban designer to join our multi-disciplinary Design and Delivery Team in the Regeneration and Enterprise Division at Dudley Council.

This post offers flexible working arrangements, agile working as well as free car parking.

You will play a key role in the delivery of the council’s ambitious and exciting programme of regeneration projects which will bring about significant and positive change across the borough over the coming years.

You will therefore find yourself participating in a challenging and rewarding range of work by delivering high quality place making through the council’s major regeneration and housing programme, including master planning the borough’s centres, Dudley Interchange and the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro Extension.

You will also influence the quality of development through the planning process, including the planning policies that make successful development possible.

The team is well-respected through its reputation for delivering a constantly high-quality service and there will therefore be opportunities for personal development within this post.

You will have:

  • Previous experience of working in an urban design service
  • Well-developed urban design skills
  • Ability to take the lead in promoting high quality urban design
  • A broad portfolio of work demonstrating master planning, frameworks, development briefs, themed guidance and development control advice and evidence of successfully negotiated development outcomes

Dudley is located close to the countryside and it also has many high-quality green spaces and excellent visitor attractions. The borough has a history that it is proud of, but it is also a place that is moving forward with its recently launched ‘Forging a Future for All’ which sets out ambitious plans for the regeneration of the borough making it a great place for people to live, work and visit. Some of these exciting and ambitious projects include supporting Midlands Metro Alliance to deliver the Dudley and Brierley Hill Metro extension, major mixed-use commercial developments, masterplanning our major centres and championing great urban design outcomes through projects and planning.

In return we can offer:

  • A generous Local Government Pension
  • Annual Leave – from 25 days up to 33 days (Plus Bank Holidays and 1 extra Statutory Day) depending upon salary and length of service
  • Learning & Development – A varied offering of in-house and external learning interventions and professional development
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Staff Counselling Service – In-house access for all with a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual needs of each client
  • Wellbeing – a range of activities to enhance and support your wellbeing
  • Occupational Health – a service to support you to stay well at work, both physically and mentally
  • Family Friendly Policies - Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Leave – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Sick Pay – Enhanced entitlement above national average
  • Corporate Gym Membership – across Dudley Borough Leisure Centres

For further information and to apply please click HERE.

For further information please contact Kathryn Ward on 01384 814746 or by email at kathryn.ward@dudley.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2022.


NB.  We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we receive a large amount of suitable applicants.

Urban Designer Job Listing Urban Design Group
Closing Date
Thursday 2 June 2022