Design Assistant

Year out Student Placement - Design Assistant
£24,654 per Annum plus excellent benefits
12 month fixed term contract

Are you a recent urban design/architecture graduate with an interest in the regeneration of East London with a passion for creating new urban neighbourhoods?

Our purpose is to create a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  The London Legacy Development Corporation's vision is to create a unique and inspiring place for events, leisure, sport and culture, a hub for enterprise and innovation and diverse sustainable communities built around family housing with a range of affordability.  LLDC promotes high quality urban and architectural design both within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in existing communities that surround it, to create a well connected and distinctive new area of East London.  Sustainability and inclusivity are integral to all of the work LLDC engages in.

Role Summary

The Design Team are looking for a talented individual to provide support in a creative and challenging directorate.  The individual will assist with high quality architectural and urban design proposals relating to a range of projects led by the Legacy Corporation and also assist with:


  • The preparation of design briefs
  • The production of drawings and diagrams and desk-top published documents
  • Technical drawings and layouts
  • Material for exhibitions and public consultation
  • Research and preparation of studies and on site projects

Knowledge and Experience

  • Architecture/Urban Design/Landscape Design degree with RIBA part 1 or equivalent
  • Experience of producing accurate, structures and well written reports, digitally produced design drawings, analytical diagrams and guidelines
  • Some experience in practice (post RIBA Part 1 or equivalent)

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient with IT skills, including Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, In-Design and Photoshop), MS Office, and 2D/3D CAD (preferably Microstation)
  • Excellent free hand and computer draughting/modelling skills
  • Excellent mapping skills
  • Competency in producing urban spatial analyses
  • Highly numerate with the ability to organise and prioritise workload


To find out more about this post and working for LLDC, please download a copy of the recruitment pack here.

To apply for this position please download an application pack and email your completed submission to recruitment@londonlegacy.co.uk ahead of the deadline below.

The closing date for this position is Thursday 23rd July 2015 at 12pm Noon.

Interviews will be held on 3rd/4th August 2015