Architect position within Architecture & Design Team, Property & Design, Brighton & Hove City Council.
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Fixed term for: 18 months.
Interview date: To be confirmed
For any further information/informal discussion on the post please contact Peter Togneri, Head of Architecture & Design: firstname.lastname@example.org on 01273 291481
About the role
A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Brighton & Hove City Council in the Property & Design department.
We are seeking to appoint an Architect within the Architecture & Design Team to provide project design and implementation in a diverse range of new build and refurbishment projects covering leisure, residential, education, office, community, health and commercial developments ranging in value from £2m to £80m.
The role is for a fixed term of 18 months and will support our continuing and successful delivery of new council homes, community buildings and regeneration schemes - ensuring quality designs and a high standard of sustainable development. It is an exciting time to join our Architecture & Design Team, delivering on council strategic objectives - improving the working, living and learning environments for all communities in our City.
We are seeking an exceptional design professional with proven design skills, technical design package delivery and contract administration. You will have experience in the delivery of quality buildings and environments, sustainable design solutions and be committed to collaborative working across the design, client and construction teams.
Applicants should be proficient in using 2D and 3D CAD software, including Autodesk AutoCad and Revit.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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