Join the BB team: we are looking for a Placemaking Project Manager

  • Date Monday, 25 July 2022

Better Bankside is seeking an exceptional individual to be our Placemaking Project Manager

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Better Bankside is seeking a Placemaking Project Manager to deliver high-quality, innovative and transformative projects that improve streets and public spaces in the Bankside neighbourhood.

BB is recognised as a leader and innovator in urban realm design, delivered through the award-winning flagship projects – Bankside Urban Forest and the Low Line. Since BB’s inception in 2005, we have facilitated the development of over 50 projects to enhance the public realm, working collaboratively with local businesses, landowners, residents and public sector stakeholders.

The Placemaking Project Manager will be responsible for the evolution of the Bankside Urban Forest programme, working with the Director of Place and Sustainability Manager to plan our future programme of public realm interventions, including realising ambitious schemes along the length of the Low Line. The postholder will have the opportunity to make their mark by bringing forward new ideas as well as managing the portfolio of legacy projects.

The role will be responsible for embedding art and culture in our public realm interventions, ensuring the engagement of creative and cultural organisations, artists and designers, in the development and delivery of thoughtful and creative placemaking projects.

Adding greening and biodiversity in the neighbourhood is a priority for our member businesses and the wider community. The Placemaking Project Manager will work closely with our full time Urban Gardener on our approach to horticultural management, responsible for procuring and managing contracts to support the maintenance of horticultural projects, ensuring contracts deliver excellence, and optimise social benefit. Additionally, the postholder will be expected to ensure that BB retains and builds on our Green Flag and London in Bloom awards for the Low Line and Bankside Urban Forest.

The postholder will be a champion for inclusivity in public spaces, ensuring the needs and ideas of our diverse communities are reflected in our approach to engagement, design and implementation of public realm schemes, to create projects that will develop more inclusive and healthy streets and open spaces.

Working arrangements

Better Bankside offers a flexible working policy. Mandatory core hours are 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, with the ability to flex two hours to suit personal needs. Some evening and weekend work may be required in accordance with the needs of the post. Due to the local nature of the place-based nature of the work, it is expected the post holder will be based in the for a minimum of 3 days per week at our offices in Bankside

How to apply

At Better Bankside, we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion through our work, within our staff team, and through our recruitment practices. We are working with Applied, an online platform which removes bias from the selection and recruitment process, with shortlisting undertaken without viewing candidate’s CVs, or viewing their personal information.


Download Placemaking Project Manager Job Description

Closing date: Monday 15th August at 1 pm.