The Office for Place is currently hiring for new roles in Stoke-on-Trent!

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Office for Place in Stoke-on-Trent, a new arms-length body to DLUHC. The Office for Place will lead and shape the work that will enable it to support councils and communities to create beautiful, sustainable, popular and healthy places

Are you interested in how we create and curate the places that surround us?

The Office for Place is a newly established arms-length body that will develop and share evidence, advice, tools and learning to support the creation and stewardship of places that are beautiful, sustainable, popular, and healthy.

It has its origins in the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission Report ‘Living with Beauty’ which has influenced national planning policy and, through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act, the requirement for all local authorities to produce a design code for their area, developed through local community involvement and engagement. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation whose objectives are to:  

  • Catalyse a fundamental change within and across all levels of government, communities, and the development, planning and design industries, to support the creation and stewardship of popular, healthy, beautiful, and sustainable places.
  • Help neighbourhoods, communities and public servants working on their behalf, to ask for and deliver , and manage existing places, to be popular, healthy, beautiful, and sustainable.
  • Support public sector planners and the British design and development industries to be the best place makers in the world aided by improving UK and international data on happiness, health, popularity, and sustainability.

Are you willing to help us meet this challenge? 

You will be joining a new organisation chaired by Nicholas Boys Smith MBE and a board of non-executive directors. You will be able to help shape its programme of work from an early stage. The Office for Place will be subject to the standard review of public bodies which will take place after 3-5 years to ensure continuing delivery for government and the taxpayer.   

You can find out more about our work here: Office for Place.

We particularly welcome candidates from an ethnic minority background and other underrepresented groups to apply, as we work to continually improve our ability to represent the places and communities we support through our work.

The current roles we are hiring for are:

More roles will be advertised in the coming months on the Civil Service Jobs website and this webpage.

If you have any queries about the role, please email

From: Office for Place