Senior Urban Designer - Guildford Borough Council

Guildford, Surrey
£28,099 to £33,926 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Guildford Borough Councils Design and Conservation Team to provide specialist urban design advice and to play a key role in shaping future built development within the Borough.


The Borough will be growing at an unprecedented rate over the next few years with the draft Local Plan allocating sites for housing ranging from 25 units to over 2,000 units, this is a unique opportunity for the post holder to be involved with shaping the form that these new developments take from pre application stage through to detailed design.


The job will involve:

  • Working closely with development management, providing design guidance for major applications and working with developers and their representatives on all matters relating to urban design and the built form
  • Evaluating existing guidance and producing up to date guidance and development briefs
  • Providing advice on proposals with significant impacts on the public realm and on environmental improvement schemes

Guildford is only 40 minutes by train from Waterloo and our offices are located close to the town centre, a short walk from the train station. As a Council, we offer many employee benefits including a career average earnings pension scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave scheme and a good work life balance.


Applicants should have a recognised degree/post graduate qualification in urban design, planning or architecture as well proven professional experience within the urban design field. Excellent written and verbal communication, effective time management and a sound knowledge of national design policy and guidance are all essential.


Membership of a recognised professional body (RIBA, RTPI) would also be desirable as would experience of working within a local planning authority or similar agency.


If you require further information on the role please contact Natalie Oates (Principal Urban Design Officer) on 01483 444670 or e-mail


A DBS check will be requested for the successful applicant prior to appointment.


Previous applicants need not apply.


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