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Senior Designer

Reference: NOV20215778
Expiry date: 2021-12-05 23:59:00.000
Location: London
Salary: £48,805 Per Annum
Benefits: 32 days annual leave plus local government pension scheme
Duration:12 Month Fixed Term Contract
Attachments: SeniorDesignerRecruitmentPack..pdf

Senior Designer

Full time (37 hours per week)

£48,805 per annum

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

About LLDC

We are absolutely committed to better reflecting the communities we serve in east London, and we are looking for someone who is passionate about this too. We’re keen to hear how your work and lived experience make you suitable for this role and we’d especially welcome applications from people based in our local communities, and those from traditionally under-represented groups.

We’re very proud of our inclusive culture at LLDC – we care as much as about what you have the potential to do as what you have already done, and we want to hear how you will give us a better representation of the perspectives of those we are here to serve.

Who we are

London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is the organisation that the Mayor of London has set up to drive the regeneration of the area of east London around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

To do all this we work with our wider family within the GLA group (including the Greater London Authority and Transport for London) and use our shared resources across our group.  Your role will therefore be central to our mission as an organisation as well as the other group organisations.

The London Legacy Development Corporation is also working with its partners in delivering East Bank – a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth – bringing Sadler’s Wells, BBC Music and the V&A as well as UAL's London College of Fashion and University College London to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

As a Mayoral Development Corporation, our powers and responsibilities will evolve, and from the end of 2024 continuing responsibilities will be picked up by successor arrangements, this could be an existing organisation, or one set up specifically to take this work forward (this is referred to as Transition).

What we are looking for

We are looking for a talented individual to join the innovative Design Team at LLDC and to assist at all stages of projects connected to the London 2012 legacy, from concept design to the delivery of projects on site. The main purpose of the role is to advise the planning authority on design and architectural aspects of third party applicant’s proposals within the LLDC area including taking part in negotiations at all stages of the planning process. We are looking for someone with experience delivering projects from concept through to completion, with a particular emphasis at detailed design stages (RIBA Stage 3 and 4). This position would suit an individual with a keen interest in new, mixed use, high quality urban neighbourhood's and experience in architecture, urban design or construction. This is a twelve-month part-time fixed term contract to cover a peak in workload. 

This exciting role will involve overseeing multiple projects at any one time often with competing objectives so a proactive, collaborative approach is important alongside technical skills. You may be required to provide contributions to other pieces of work involved in securing design quality through the planning process therefore experience researching, writing or preparing design guidance such as planning policy, urban design frameworks or strategies would also be welcomed.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have the following lived / work experience:

  • Demonstrable practical experience of successfully implementing and managing multiple, complex design projects through their complete lifecycle i.e. RIBA Stages 0-7; with a particular emphasis on experience at RIBA Stages 3 and 4.
  • Professional, relevant experience of architecture and urban design
  • Relevant lived/work experience of working with diverse communities like those we serve in east London and an understanding of the ways in which they are excluded from the built environment
  • An understanding (through lived/work experience) of how inclusive buildings and places can be created to aid community cohesion.  
  • Professional experience of both architecture and urban design and a strong knowledge of master planning, housing and public realm, drawing on draw on lived experience as well as professional
  • Good knowledge of planning processes is desirable though not essential.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills; with good relationship management, negotiation and presentation abilities.
  • Ability to read drawings/technical building information and understand their implications for a project/design and construction delivery to make considered recommendations.
  • Ability to engage with diverse communities and stakeholders in an inclusive and equitable manner
  • Organised, self-motivated problem solver and a design quality champion for the corporation.


Please note that the accompanying role profile for this position is a general description of the post and its accountabilities. Suitable project experience will be considered most relevant due to the fixed term nature of this role.

To find out more about this role please download a copy of our recruitment pack and hit “Apply Now”

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 05th December 2021 at 23:59pm.

This role will consist of a one stage interview process with interviews taking place w/c 13th December 2021.  

Currently we are anticipating facilitating interviews via MS Teams video call.  The details of this process or other alternative options will be discussed at invite stage.

If you would like to discuss this role further or have any questions please contact the HR team on 0203 288 1800 or