Publica is a progressive public realm, urban planning and urban design consultancy. We bring cross-cutting research and intelligence to the process of urban change and provide tools for innovative and inclusive approaches to urban growth, design, and planning to help decision- makers shape policy on areas of vital importance to our communities.
Founded in 2010, our research and principle-led approach to urban change, with its strong methodology and industry-leading communications and advocacy for civic amenity, has proved a highly attractive product for the built environment sector. As such we have rapidly expanded our portfolio of clients, establishing critical paths for new projects to convince investors and funders, civic leaders and other decision makers of a compelling case for Civic Urbanism across London and beyond. As a result, we enjoy working with an exceptional client-base. We have a strong reputation for the quality of the work and a track record, as well as an unprecedented pipeline of work.
Business and Operations Director
Salary £70,000 - £90,000
We are extremely proud of what we have achieved to date and are now in a position to push our ambition and innovation - cultivating our talented team and developing our business discipline to improve profitability and enable Publica to grow from a start-up to a mature player at the top of its game. We also have an exciting Community Interest Company through which we would like to further develop our charitable work and partnerships.
We are therefore looking for an ambitious and strategically minded Business & Operations Director to work alongside the Founding Director to drive this commercial transition, building on our strong foundations to achieve an exemplary sustainable business model and grow the value of the company over the next five years and beyond.
The appointed candidate will be an inspiring senior leader with experience of developing and retaining high performing teams whilst using strong business and analytical skills to develop and operationalise successful business plans. You will be values driven, always striving for excellence, and will have the personal gravitas and credibility to engage with a wide range of senior stakeholders. Knowledge of the built environment, architecture, design and the development sector is desirable but not essential, however the appointed candidate will share our interest in making our cities more sustainable, successful, functional and beautiful.
To find out more about this exciting opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please see the full Appointment Brief below.
Application closing dates: 18 November 2018
Interviews at Prospectus: 22 November – 5 December 2018
First panel interviews: w/c 10 December 2018
Second Interviews: w/c 17 December 2018