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’ relevant discipline experience in practice and have the right to work in the UK. Take our quiz to see if you are eligible to apply for our programme.

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. By becoming an Associate our programme will provide you with not only a Community of Practice but also an opportunity to make lasting changes to the world around us, shaping places means shaping decision making.

Disciplines

Public Practice offers placements that help build the public sector’s capacity for proactive planning - in its broadest sense.

WHAT TYPES OF ROLES DO ASSOCIATES TAKE ON?

The range of roles we recruit for 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. Our Associates bring a diverse range of skills, experience and backgrounds from across the built environment industry and beyond. We break this down into 15 discipline types, although in practice Associates may bridge a number of categories, or not fit squarely into anyone.

APPLY TO BECOME AN ASSOCIATE

Applications for placements starting October 2021 are open and will close on Monday 24 May, at midday.

THREE STAGE APPLICATION PROCESS

The first stage of the application process is completing an online form where applicants are assessed anonymously based on their answers to four questions. Those successful at the online stage will then be invited to a day-long placement workshop online, prior to which attendees will be asked to submit additional supporting information to support their application. If successful at a placement workshop applicants will then be considered for matching to the placements we have available and be asked to meet with their proposed Authority.

OPEN EVENING & GUIDANCE

We will be hosting an online Open Evening on 29 April, where you can learn more about our placement programme and how the application process works as well as hear and ask questions from current and past Associates about their experiences of taking part. Book your ticket 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 Theme
A-E, F-L, M-S, T-Z
Alumni, Associate
Spring 2018 (South East), Spring 2019 (South East), Autumn 2019 (South East), Spring 2020 (South East), Autumn 2020 (South East), Spring 2021 (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, Homes England, LB Barking & Dagenham, LB Barnet, LB Bexley, LB Camden, LB Croydon, LB Ealing, LB Enfield, LB Hackney, 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, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, 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, Uttlesford DC, Westminster City Council
active-travel, architecture, community-led-housing, council-led-housing, 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
South East
ABRE ETTEH

ADAM SUMMERFIELD

AKIL SCAFE-SMITH

ALASTAIR CROCKETT

ALFIE RODEN

ALPA DEPANI

AMANDA GREGOR

AMANDA RASHID

AMANPRIT ARNOLD

AMY LINFORD

ANDREA JUNG

ANDREW CATCHESIDE

ANKE BOEHME

ANNA ROWELL

ANNA-LISA POLLOCK

ANNE POOLE

ARANZAZU FERNANDEZ RANGEL

ARCHIE BASHFORD

ARMAN NOURI

ASHLEIGH WATKINS

AZUL CASTANEDA

BALDEEP HEER

BELINDA GREENWELL

BEN SMITH

BETHANIA SORIANO

BLANKA HAY

BLAZEJ CZUBA

CARMEL KEREN

CATHERINE HOWE

CATHERINE MOLLETT

CHLOE RUTLAND

CIARA HANSON

CLARISSA YEE

CLAUDIA NICOLINI

COLIN ROSE

DAN DALEY

DAWA PRATTEN

DEBORAH EASTWOOD

DOROTHEE WOOLLARD

EI-LYN CHIA

ELENI KATRINI

ELERI THOMAS

ELIZABETH RAPOPORT

ELLEN HADDEN

FRASER MCQUADE

GEORGIE DAY

GRACE CRANNIS

GWENAËL JERRETT

HANA LOFTUS

HANNAH LAMBERT

HELEN EVANS

HELEN MARKIDES

HOLLY HAYWARD

HUW TREVORROW

IBRAHIM BUHARI

IONE BRADDICK

JACK BENNETT

JAMES COLLISTER

JAMES NEWTON

JAMIE NAYAR

JAN ACKENHAUSEN

JANE HAKES

JENNIFER GUTTERIDGE

JESSICA CARGILL THOMPSON

JOANNE PRESTON

JOHN STILES

JONATHAN BRODERICK

JONATHAN KEEN

JONATHAN WATSON

JORGE ROMAN RODRIGUEZ

JOSHUA DOYLE

KAROLINE DE MENDONCA

KATE JANSEN CASEY

KATHERINE LEAT

KATHERINE SPENCE

KATHY MACEWEN

KATIE GODDING

KAVITA TAILOR

KENDRA INMAN

KERRY EDWARDS

KRISHAN NATHANIEL

KRISHMA SHAH

KWAME LOWE

LAETITIA PANCRAZI

LAURA HART

LAURA HAWKER

LAUREN KEHOE

LAURENCE NEAL

LEE HEYKOOP

LEONIE FITZGERALD

LIZ REDBOURNE

LOUISA FACCHINO-STACK

LUCIA CERRADA MORATO

LUCILA SAMPAOLI

LUCY ATLEE

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

MICHÈLE YOUNG

MINA MANIK

MOLLY STROYMAN

NADA ELFEITURI

NATALIE BARTON

NEHA TAYAL

NIAMH LINCOLN

NICOLA COPPEN

NISSA SHAHID

OLIVER REINHOLD

OLIVIA HALPER

PATRICK SHANNON

PAUL EVANS

PETER CROFT

RACHEL HEARN

RACHEL SANDBROOK

RACHNA LEVEQUE

RAFE BERTRAM

RAMIRO LEVY

RAUL BIELSA PEREZ

RENZO CAMPISI

RICHARD SCHUNEMANN

ROO HUMPHERSON

ROSA APPLEBY ALIS

ROSE SHAW

ROSIE EVERED

ROSIE SARGEN

SARAH CUSTANCE

SASKIA BLAKE

SCOTT ADAMS

SEAN RUSHTON

SELASI SETUFE

SHAMISO ONEKA

SHARON GIFFEN

SHEEBA SHETTY

SILVIA AMOROS

SILVIA KERSTE

SOPHIE BEAGLES

SOPHIE PALMER

TAMARA KAHN

TARA CLINTON

TARA GBOLADE

TED MAXWELL

TESS WARBURTON

THOMAS SMETHURST

TILLY FORD

TOBY O’CONNOR

TOM ATKINSON

TOM FOX

TOM SYKES

UMI BADEN-POWELL

WALTER MENTETH

WEN QUEK

WILLIAM MARR-HEENAN

XIMENA AQUIRRE

YANNI PITSILLIDES

YIORGOS PAPAMANOUSAKIS

ZAHRA HAIDER

ZEINA AL-DERRY

ZELJKA ABRAMOVIC