Team Leader of Urban Design and Heritage

Employer: Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Salary: PO8-PO9 £50,160 - £56,208
Location: Hammersmith & Fulham Council Town Hall, King Street Hammersmith London W6 9JU
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 17/06/2019 at 23:59 PM
Reference: LBHF/19/99769

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is currently seeking a Team Leader of Urban Design and Heritage to join its team.  This rare opportunity will see you leading some of the most exciting urban design and heritage projects in London, shaping the borough for the future whilst ensuring it maintains its distinct character. 

As Team Leader, we’ll look to you to shape the built environment of the borough, maintaining and enhancing it through innovative and practical application of high-level urban design, heritage, and other placemaking and leadership skills. You’ll bring expertise to a strong and established team. 

Key responsibilities of this role will include producing and delivering a team work programme, monitoring its delivery to align with corporate, departmental and service aims. You’ll establish, develop and review structure and procedures within your team, delivering services that are integrated, optimised and within budget. 

This a very high-profile role with a lot of involvement with members and community groups – you’ll be required to attend evening meetings and sometimes weekend events. We’ll look to you to lead the promotion of customer satisfaction with the work your team are doing, ensuring communities are engaged with our plans for the borough. Excellent communication, political awareness and strong presenting and negotiation skills are therefore vital. 


As Team Leader, you’ll need to have an RTPI accredited degree related to Urban Design/ Heritage and have membership, or be working towards membership of the RTPI.  You are also likely to be a member of the Urban Design Group and/or IHBC. You’ll be fluent in the languages of architecture and urban design, and have a comprehensive working understanding of guidance and legislation relating to heritage assets. You will be strategic in the way you work with others. There is a quick turnaround with work in our department and you must be able to shift focus quickly. 

You will promote good design across the Borough, formulating, articulating and negotiating alternative design solutions with top architectural practices on some high profile projects. Recently, the team has been influential in delivering high quality design on venues of international standing in the Borough including Olympia Exhibition Centre and Stamford Bridge [Chelsea FC], and played a major role in key place making developments at both the new Town Hall campus in Hammersmith, and at Imperial College’s new campus in White City. The team has also steered the delivery of HLF funded restoration schemes. 

You will be responsible for ensuring the continued success of the Council’s well-regarded Design Review process. 

Our Team Leader positions require candidates who can hit the ground running, getting to grips with the responsibilities of this role and the projects that you will be delivering. You’ll be confident, competent and knowledgeable in areas across the planning service and will need the passion and drive to get the best out of every team member. 

To achieve our goals for the borough we’re looking for highly ambitious, dedicated planning professionals to join us. Our team share our positivity towards bettering our communities through great developments, and a commitment to delivering regeneration that benefits all. You’ll be driven by the chance to really make a difference. 


Our recently restructured Planning service sits within the Economy Department alongside Regeneration, Economic Development and Housing services.  This enables a more holistic approach to place and ensures we all work towards the same goal - to make our borough the best place to do business in Europe.   We have a strong reputation for taking on big projects and are excited for our future. 

Working in Hammersmith & Fulham, you’ll join a group of people dedicated to achieving great things. This is a culture in which our managers take a hands-on, involved approach with their teams. We’re also dedicated to your professional development, supporting training programmes and regular one-to-one meetings and appraisals. We believe in nurturing our own talent and those who want to progress have the opportunity to do so. 

In June we’ll be moving to brand new offices in Central Hammersmith. Mobile technology and modern spaces will transform the way we work collaboratively. We’ll be based within five minutes walk from Hammersmith’s tube station, a stone’s throw away from the many shops, cafes, bars and nationally renowned theatres in the area.


We have made the application process as straightforward as possible and just ask that you complete our online application form, providing further information against a couple of specific questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV to further support your application.

For informal enquiries, please contact Rosemeena Khankhara at JGP, on 020 7427 8254 or email

  • Closing date: 12.00pm, Monday, 17th
  • Long listing and telephone interviews by JGP during which you may be invited to undertake a 30-minute telephone interview – w/c 17thJune
  • Council Interviews: w/c 8thJuly

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