Principal Urban Designer

London Borough of Enfield
Enfield, London
£44,019-£47,040 Grade: PO2 2-year fixed term contract, 36 hours per week

It is an exciting time to join the Planning Service at Enfield Council. Enfield holds significant potential for good growth and has an ambitious Council focussed on delivery. As a Planning Service we are energised and passionate about delivering proactive planning to help shape the Borough over the next 15 years and beyond, including helping enable the delivery of thousands of homes. We are now embarking on a new phase of regeneration and placemaking, with the Council taking a confident role in making things happen.

As we progress with our new Local Plan, a number of significant development proposals are lining up to progress through the planning process – some led by the Council, others by private developers - and our multidisciplinary team is helping to get the most out of these projects.

This role is a great opportunity to join an ambitious team of urban designers, architects, and conservation specialists. You will provide proactive design advice as part of Planning Performance Agreements, pre-applications and planning applications and work with colleagues across the Planning Service, Enfield’s Design Review Panel, developers, agents and communities to help deliver positive outcomes for Enfield. You will also be involved in shaping Enfield’s emerging Local Plan, growth strategies, corporate projects and housing delivery.

If you are an experienced design professional, committed to best practice and driving excellence and can contribute positively to the work and culture of a progressive team, then we want to hear from you. 

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Christine White at or Michael Kennedy at  for an informal discussion.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Vickie McGrath on 0208 132 1053 or

We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
  • 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.

Closing date: 23.59 Sunday 18th February 2024


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Job Reference: EAC-001074

Closing Date
Sunday 18 February 2024