Various Positions Available

Edinburgh Based

Architecture and Design Scotland is looking for 4 people to join our team. If you would like to help deliver good architecture and successful places, collaborate with others and promote the value of good design, then we’d love to hear from you.

Principal Design Officer (B3) 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
Join Architecture and Design Scotland to take on an exciting new project to establish collaborative working practices in Local Authorities and to address climate change at a community scale. Our ideal colleague would have experience in the strategic planning of infrastructure, buildings or places. Could this be you?

You will be aware of the current Scottish policy context and how local authorities and other organisations work together in this field. You will have a professional qualification in engineering, environmental planning or a spatial planning discipline, combined with the skills to work with other design and policy professionals in a workshop environment.

Senior Design Officers (B2) 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
Architecture and Design Scotland is looking for two design professionals to join our team to support our advice and promotional work including a new project to address climate change. Our ideal colleague will have relevant professional knowledge, the ability to work collaboratively and excellent communication skills. Could this be you?

Applications are especially welcome from people with professional qualifications and experience in urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable construction, and the design of public buildings.

Design Officer (B1) Permanent post
Architecture and Design Scotland is looking for a design professional to join our team and support our work in promoting the value of design. The successful applicant will be involved in the development of case studies, learning events and exhibitions. Could this be you?
Our ideal colleague will have a good understanding of the influence of the built environment on people and the environment. They will also have good written and graphic communication skills and be willing to both take lead on small projects and contribute to much larger ones.

You can view the Application packs at

Please email your completed Application Form to

Architecture and Design Scotland is an equal opportunities employer which welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people. We aim to employ a workforce reflecting the diversity of Scotland’s people.


Contract length

Full/part time

Advert posted

20 May 2019

Closing date

6 May 2019


Architecture and Design Scotland
9 Bakehouse Close
146 Canongate
United Kingdom