Associates

We believe that working in local government is the place to be if you want to use your built environment skills to influence every aspect of our everyday environment and to work for society as a whole, not just those who can afford it.

PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT PROGRAMME

Public Practice recruits a diverse range of experienced built environment practitioners who are interested in working in the public sector.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

After a multi-stage selection process, Associates are matched to a placement working in a local authority, with a salary of £30,000 – £70,000 depending on the Authority and role. 90% of your time is spent working for the host Authority, with the remaining 10% dedicated to attending the Public Practice R&D Programme. This programme is designed to help support Associates transition into their new roles within local government as well as co-produce resources to help share and develop good practice within the industry.

WHO CAN BECOME AN ASSOCIATE?

We accept applications from candidates with a wide range of skills and abilities across the built environment and beyond. We ask that all Associates have a minimum of three years’ experience in practice, a passion to work for the public good and a desire to develop a career within public planning.

WHY JOIN THE PROGRAMME?

You may be looking for: a new career challenge, an alternative route into the public sector, a temporary secondment to experience working in the built environment from a different perspective, a return to work after a career break, or to give something back towards the end of your career.

WHAT TYPE OF PLACEMENTS DO YOU OFFER?

Public Practice offers placements that help build the public sector’s capacity for proactive planning - in its broadest sense. The range of roles covers the full spectrum of built environment expertise, from design to development and delivery. Every placement is different - but what they have in common is that they create additionality for the Authority, make a positive impact for society, and fit with our mission as a social enterprise. Types of placements include:

Architecture & Design

Arts, Culture & Curation

Civil & Structural Engineering

Community Engagement & Participation

Conservation & Heritage

Digital, Data & Plantech

Development, Property, Surveying & Viability

Ecology & Biodiversity

Environmental Sustainability & Decarbonisation

Infrastructure & Utilities

Landscape Architecture & Public Realm

Masterplanning & New Communities

Planning & Policy

Project & Programme Management

Regeneration & Economic Development

Transport & Mobility

Urban Design & Placemaking

Urban Health & Wellbeing

APPLY TO BECOME AN ASSOCIATE

Our application period for our Autumn 2020 cohort has closed. Recruitment for our Spring 2021 cohort will open at the beginning of October.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

The first stage of the application process is completing an online form. Those successful at the online stage will be taken through to stage two of the application process, a day-long placement workshop.

We strongly recommend candidates read through our guidance materials before applying.

During our last recruitment campaign, we hosted an online Open Evening where we gave a presentation on the programme (which you can watch here) and we heard from current and previous Associates talk about their experiences of being on the programme (which you can watch here).

ACCESSIBILITY

If, for accessibility reasons, you are unable to submit the initial application using the online form, we are happy for you to submit your application in an alternative format. Please email info@publicpractice.org.uk or call 020 3858 7447 to discuss your requirements.

STAY IN TOUCH

To stay in touch with Public Practice, subscribe to our newsletter here and our public events calendar here, where we share events which may be of interest to built environment practitioners, public planners, or those interested in public planning across the wider built environment.

ASSOCIATES & ALUMNI

To find out more about our Associates and Alumni click on their portraits below.

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Name Alumni/Associate Cohort Placement Discipline
A-E, F-L, M-S, T-Z
Alumni, Associate
Spring 2018, London & South East, Spring 2019, London & South East, Autumn 2019, London & South East, Spring 2020, London & South East
Ashford Borough Council, Bedford Borough Council, BeFirst, Brighton & Hove City Council, Dacorum Borough Council, Dartford Council, East Herts DC, Epping Forest DC, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Greater Cambridge, Greater London Authority, LB Barking & Dagenham, LB Barnet, LB Bexley, LB Camden, LB Croydon, LB Ealing, LB Enfield, LB Haringey, LB Harrow, LB Havering, LB Hounslow, LB Lambeth, LB Lewisham, LB Merton, LB Newham, LB Redbridge, LB Richmond & Wandsworth, LB Sutton, LB Tower Hamlets, LB Waltham Forest, London Legacy Development Corporation, Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation, Oxford City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Royal Docks, Sevenoaks DC, St Albans City DC, Thurrock Council, Transport for London, Westminster City Council
active-travel, architecture, community-led-housing, council-led-housing, delivery, design-review, digital-data, ecology-biodiversity, economic-development, engagement, estate-renewal, heritage, industry, infrastructure, landscape, masterplanning, meanwhile-use, new-settlements, placemaking, planning-policy, pre-apps, project-management, public-realm, regeneration, small-sites, sustainability, town-centres, urban-design, viability, wellbeing-healthy-places
London and the wider South East
ABRE ETTEH

ADAM SUMMERFIELD

AKIL SCAFE-SMITH

ALASTAIR CROCKETT

ALPA DEPANI

AMANDA GREGOR

AMANDA RASHID

AMY LINFORD

ANDREA JUNG

ANDREW CATCHESIDE

ANNA ROWELL

ANNA-LISA POLLOCK

ARANZAZU FERNANDEZ RANGEL

ARCHIE BASHFORD

ARMAN NOURI

ASHLEIGH WATKINS

BALDEEP HEER

BELINDA GREENWELL

BEN SMITH

BLAZEJ CZUBA

CARMEL KEREN

CATHERINE MOLLETT

CIARA HANSON

CLARISSA YEE

CLAUDIA NICOLINI

DAN DALEY

DOROTHEE WOOLLARD

EI-LYN CHIA

ELENI KATRINI

ELIZABETH RAPOPORT

ELLEN HADDEN

FRASER MCQUADE

GEORGIE DAY

GWENAËL JERRETT

HANA LOFTUS

HANNAH LAMBERT

HELEN EVANS

HELEN MARKIDES

HOLLY HAYWARD

HUW TREVORROW

IBRAHIM BUHARI

IONE BRADDICK

JAN ACKENHAUSEN

JENNIFER GUTTERIDGE

JESSICA CARGILL THOMPSON

JOANNE PRESTON

JOHN STILES

JONATHAN BRODERICK

JONATHAN KEEN

LB Croydon

JONATHAN WATSON

JORGE ROMAN RODRIGUEZ

JOSHUA DOYLE

KAROLINE DE MENDONCA

KATHERINE SPENCE

KATHY MACEWEN

KAVITA TAILOR

KENDRA INMAN

KRISHAN NATHANIEL

KWAME LOWE

LAETITIA PANCRAZI

LAURA HART

LAURA HAWKER

LAUREN KEHOE

LAURENCE NEAL

LEONIE FITZGERALD

LOUISA FACCHINO-STACK

LUCIA CERRADA MORATO

LUCILA SAMPAOLI

LUCY ATLEE

TfL

LUCY DEVEREUX

MADDY GUNN

MAGALI THOMSON

MARCO PICARDI

MARIANA SCHILLER

MARK WARREN

MARTHA DALLYN

MATT RUDDY

MATT WESTON

MATTHEW BROWN

MEGAN CHARNLEY

MERVE ANIL

MICHAEL KENNEDY

MINA MANIK

NICOLA COPPEN

OLIVER REINHOLD

OLIVIA HALPER

PAUL EVANS

PETER CROFT

RACHEL HEARN

RAFE BERTRAM

RAMIRO LEVY

RAUL BIELSA PEREZ

RENZO CAMPISI

ROO HUMPHERSON

ROSA APPLEBY ALIS

ROSIE EVERED

ROSIE SARGEN

SARAH CUSTANCE

SEAN RUSHTON

SELASI SETUFE

SHAMISO ONEKA

SHARON GIFFEN

SHEEBA SHETTY

SILVIA AMOROS

SILVIA KERSTE

SOPHIE BEAGLES

SOPHIE PALMER

TAMARA KAHN

TARA GBOLADE

TED MAXWELL

THOMAS SMETHURST

TILLY FORD

TOM ATKINSON

TOM FOX

TOM SYKES

UMI BADEN-POWELL

YANNI PITSILLIDES

YIORGOS PAPAMANOUSAKIS

ZAHRA HAIDER

ZELJKA ABRAMOVIC