Local authorities often run departments dedicated to architecture and design of buildings and structures in their local area. Roles can involve the design of educational, medical and community buildings, among others.
This page lists a number of UK based recruitment agencies that have a substantial degree of experience in filling architecture and design vacancies for local authorities.
Becoming an architect requires a five year degree approved by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and two years of work experience. At least 5 GCSEs are required to gain entry to a degree course, along with 3 A levels, with maths and a science subject often preferred.
Experience working within a local authority department may be beneficial when applying for such roles, although extensive experience in private architectural practices will also put candidates in a good position to get such a job.
Working hours are regular 9am " 5pm, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. However, additional work may be required in order to meet deadlines.
Trainee positions pay between £14,000 and £19,000 per year, while registered architects can earn up to £30,000 per year. Those with five years experience post registration can earn between £34,000 and £42,000 a year.