ABOUT

Read more about our mission, our values, what we do, who we are and our latest news.

Public Practice, first cohort, London, 2018.

Mission

Public Practice is a social enterprise with a mission to build the public sector’s capacity to improve the quality, equality and sustainability of places.

We believe that the built environment is where the symptoms, and solutions, to society’s most complex challenges are played out and one where the role of local government is often overlooked. But it is this very role, as a public sector officer, that has the agency to influence every aspect of our everyday environment, to plan for the longer-term, and to work for society as a whole, not just those who can afford it.

We know that places are complex, and believe that an interdisciplinary approach with diversity of thought, experience and skills is required to tackle the critical spatial issues of our time, from housing inequality to climate justice.

You can read more about our values here.

WHAT WE DO

Our core activity is the delivery of our unique Associate placement programme specifically designed for built environment professionals and their local planning authority hosts.

OUR PLACEMENT PROGRAMME

We run a leading placement scheme, with a three-stage candidate assessment process designed to remove as much bias as possible, known as our Associate Programme. We place mid-career level built environment practitioners (Associates) looking for a career change, into public sector organisations (Authorities) looking for new skills and expertise.

For Authorities, we provide a cost-effective model to build the public sector’s capacity over the longer-term whilst helping to create unique place-based roles that look to deliver change on the ground.

For professionals currently in the private sector, we provide an attractive route into working for the public sector by providing a unique learning and development Programme and access to a cohort of peer support as they transition into a local authority environment.

CONNECTING & SHARING PRACTICE

We also utilise our network of public sector officers to conduct officer surveys for the wider industry and publish open-source Resources for public sector officers.

People

Public Practice was founded by the Greater London Authority and with the support of other industry Partners the organisation registered as an independent company limited by guarantee in September 2017.

We currently have seven company Directors and three Board Observers. The Board delegate the day-to-day running of the organisation to a team of staff.

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ALEX GOVIER
ALEX GOVIER

Partnerships Manager

FIONA LIN
FIONA LIN

Communications Officer

JOHN STILES
JOHN STILES

Learning Facilitator

KATHY MACEWEN
KATHY MACEWEN

Associate Course Director

LILLI HOIKKA
LILLI HOIKKA

Operations Manager

NIKKI LINSELL
NIKKI LINSELL

COO

POOJA AGRAWAL
POOJA AGRAWAL

CEO

SOPHIE BEAGLES
SOPHIE BEAGLES

Learning Facilitator

ANNA ROSE
ANNA ROSE

Director

ARANVIR GAWERA
ARANVIR GAWERA

Director

DANNA WALKER
DANNA WALKER

Director

JON FAULKNER
JON FAULKNER

Director

JULES PIPE
JULES PIPE

Chair

LUCINDA TURNER
LUCINDA TURNER

Board Observer

MEETA KAUR
MEETA KAUR

Director

RAFE BERTRAM
RAFE BERTRAM

Alumni Observer

SARAH CARY
SARAH CARY

Director

TARA GBOLADE
TARA GBOLADE

Alumni Observer

JOBS

Our team is changing and growing. For the last four years, we have been curating a placement programme for built environment practitioners to enter the public sector and partnering with local authorities to identify the skills they need to create better places. As we evolve and expand nationally, we are looking for team members to help us work towards our mission and vision.

We are currently not looking to hire any new team members at this time.