ABOUT

Public Practice is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to build the public sector’s capacity to improve the quality and equality of everyday places for now and for the future. Read more about our mission, values, and who we are.

We are hiring for three new team members, read more here.

Mission

Public Practice is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to build the public sector’s capacity to improve the quality and equality of everyday places, for now and for the future.

OUR VISION
  • PUBLIC SECTOR: We believe that in its best form, the public sector is representative of all communities and serves the public; has the tools, systems and frameworks to be innovative and take leadership; and has the power to take a longer-term view.
  • CHANGEMAKERS FROM WITHIN: We believe in working within the system to make change. By understanding the complexity of rules, systems and processes, we can take ownership and make positive change from within rather than starting from scratch.
  • PLACES FOR ALL: We believe that societal inequality plays out in places, be it the lack of housing, access to clean air or the feeling of belonging in public spaces. By improving places in the short and long term, we believe we can have a positive impact on people's lives.
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH: We believe that places are complex and that an interdisciplinary approach with a diversity of thought, experience and skills are required to tackle critical spatial issues of our time from housing inequality to climate justice.
OUR APPROACH
  • DIVERSIFYING PEOPLE: We run a leading non-bias recruitment service, 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.
  • BUILDING SKILLS: We provide an accessible and bespoke course to support our Associate's transition into their public sector place-shaping careers.
  • DEVELOPING PRACTICE: We support the sharing and development of practice through our Working Groups made up of public sector place-shaping officers.
  • SUPPORTING KNOWLEDGE: We produce Insight Reports for the wider-industry and publish open-source Resources for public sector officers.

Values

Public Practice is a value-led organisation. Our values form the basis for how we approach delivering our vision and mission, how we create the culture of our organisation and how we design and deliver our services. They are:

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION
  • Equality because everyone should have an equal opportunity and the freedom to make the most of their needs, ambitions and talents.

  • Diversity because different lived experiences bring a diversity of thought and are critical to solving societal inequality.

  • Inclusion because everyone should have the ability to access experiences, knowledge and opportunities fairly.

EXCELLENCE, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, PRAGMATISM
  • Excellence because it is important to aim to do the best we can do, in whatever we do.

  • Entrepreneurship because there are always new ideas and solutions to existing problems and new problems to solve.

  • Pragmatism because by being realistic and practical you get things done in practice and that doesn’t dampen ambition.

OPENNESS, TRUST, RESPECT
  • Openess because being transparent about what, how and why we do what we do enables trust and learning.

  • Trust because human relationships are important and by sharing power and supporting each other we make the best decisions.

  • Respect because no one person knows best or can make a change in a complex system as an individual.

People

Public Practice currently has nine company Directors and two Board Observers, one from the GLA and the other an Alumni of our professional placement programme. The Board delegate the day-to-day running of the organisation to a team of staff.

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BEN HOCKMAN
BEN HOCKMAN

Professional Practice Manager

CLAIRE JAMIESON
CLAIRE JAMIESON

R&D Manager

FIONA LIN
FIONA LIN

Communications Officer

GEORGE ARNOLD
GEORGE ARNOLD

Recruitment Manager

LILLI HOIKKA
LILLI HOIKKA

Operations Manager

NIKKI LINSELL
NIKKI LINSELL

COO

PAGAN-LILLEY PHILLIPS
PAGAN-LILLEY PHILLIPS

Programme Manager

POOJA AGRAWAL
POOJA AGRAWAL

CEO

ANNA ROSE
ANNA ROSE

Director

ARANVIR GAWERA
ARANVIR GAWERA

Director

DANNA WALKER
DANNA WALKER

Director

JULES PIPE
JULES PIPE

Chair

LUCINDA TURNER
LUCINDA TURNER

Board Observer

LUCY MUSGRAVE
LUCY MUSGRAVE

Director

MEETA KAUR
MEETA KAUR

Director

SARAH CARY
SARAH CARY

Director

TARA GBOLADE
TARA GBOLADE

Alumni Observer

VINCENT LACOVARA
VINCENT LACOVARA

Director

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 with new leadership and new ambitions to expand nationally, we are looking for team members to help us work towards our mission and vision.

RECRUITMENT MANAGER

Uncover new roles in local authority teams to diversify the public sector's approach to placeshaping.

— Permanent position
— 37.5 hours / week
— £55,000 pro-rata
— Starting January 2022 (or sooner if possible)

Read the full job description or download a PDF.

Applications close Monday 11 October at 2 pm

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Design a curriculum to equip public sector officers with the tools to make change happen.

— Permanent position
— 37.5 hours / week
— £45,000 pro-rata
— Starting January 2022 (or sooner if possible)

Read the full job description or download a PDF.

Applications close Monday 11 October at 2 pm

LEARNING FACILITATOR

Create a community of practice among a new cohort of public sector changemakers.

— Fixed-term (ending October 2022)
— 7.5 hours / week (0.2 FTE)
— Standard working day Friday
— £8,000 pro-rata (or £40,000 FTE)
— Starting January 2022 (or sooner if possible)

Read the full job description or download a PDF.

Applications close Monday 11 October at 2 pm