WHY APPLY TO THE PROGRAMME
- WORK FOR A FORWARD-THINKING AUTHORITY: Authorities compete to host placements, so we only work with ambitious organisations. Every placement is carefully selected and shaped by Public Practice. We look for roles that can deliver real impact, and fit with our mission as a social enterprise.
- FORM A NETWORK OF INTERDISCIPLINARY PLACEMAKERS: You will be part of a diverse cohort of highly skilled practitioners bringing together different backgrounds, experiences and disciplines.
- LEARN ABOUT HOW THE PUBLIC SECTOR WORKS: The L&D programme introduces you to the formal processes and protocols of working in the public sector, as well as the informal tactics and techniques you’ll need to navigate the system. Beginning with a two day induction before you start in-post, the programme helps you build your knowledge on the fundamentals of public sector workings, and public sector placemaking.
BUILD YOUR NETWORK: Whether through learning sessions, or our programme of events including our bi-annual Forum, we will draw on our network to introduce you to people, organisations and ideas that can support your practice.
WHO WE ARE
Public Practice is a social enterprise with a mission to help built environment practitioners consider and transition into public sector careers. We believe that:
the built environment is where the symptoms and solutions to society’s most complex challenges are played out.
the public sector is where impactful change to the built environment can truly be made.
an interdisciplinary placemaking approach, with a diversity of thought, experience and skills are required to deliver that change.
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We currently offer placements in Authorities across North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humber, London, the South East and the East of England. Opportunities to work from home have increased, but there is generally an expectation that Associates are present at their Authorities’ offices on a weekly basis. You will also need to be able to attend any in-person L&D days, which will be held across either the North or South East region throughout the programme.
HOW TO APPLY
The first stage of the application process is completing an online form where applicants will be assessed anonymously based on their answers to four questions. The deadline for applications is 30 May 2022.
Those successful at the online stage will be invited to a day-long placement workshop wc 4 July 2022.
And if successful at the placement workshop applicants will then be considered for matching to placements we have available and be asked to meet with their proposed Authority at the end of July 2022.
We strongly recommend you read our Prospectus, FAQs and further information on our programme before applying through our online form that can be found on our website: www.publicpractice.org.uk/associates
Public Practice is committed to creating equal access to our recruitment process for all, if for any 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 [email protected]
or call 020 3858 7447 to discuss your requirements.