Wanted: Communications Specialist

We are hiring a part-time communications officer/associate. This is a new position developed to improve the effectiveness and consistency of our communications with our wide range of stakeholders and audiences.  It is a challenging role with an interesting, worthwhile and fast-growing organisation.

You will join our core team and will plan, produce, deliver and track our communications, working collaboratively with the team to develop ideas and strategies for developing our communications, messaging and content to best reach our range of target audiences. In addition to developing content for our website, e-newsletters, social media and publication you will ensure that our communications are effective, consistent and appropriately targeted and that our new visual identity is correctly implemented, internally and externally. You will be involved in communications relating to Design South East and to the major programmes and projects that we manage for our clients such as Kent Design.

For further information and details of how to apply download the recruitment pack:

DSE Communications Officer recruitment pack August 2019

The deadline for applications is Monday 16th September.

Now recruiting: Ebbsfleet Design Forum

Design South East has been appointed to set-up and manage the Ebbsfleet Garden City Design Forum on behalf of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.  The Forum is a design review panel for Ebbsfleet. The ‘Design Forum’ name has been chosen to promote an open and collaborative approach to design review panel sessions, focussing on co-design between Forum members and design teams.

The Forum, which will have approximately 20 members, will be composed of architects, landscape architects and urban designers, experts in the fields of accessibility and inclusive design, progressive highway engineering, environmental design and engineering (sustainability, resilience and climate change), active design, water sensitive design, historic environments and public art. The Forum should include experience across transport interchanges, sports and leisure buildings, mixed-use regeneration, high density housing, and specialist housing, streets and park design.

Forum meetings will be convened to undertake a collaborative design review of projects in collaboration with project design teams and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s design and planning officers. Typically, it will review the following types of project;

  • Major Development Corporation led masterplanning programmes
  • Development Corporation led investment projects (e.g. community buildings)
  • Reserved matters applications for housing and/or mixed-use
  • Reserved matters applications for local squares, neighbourhood and major parks.
  • Specialist projects (e.g. secondary schools, leisure buildings, etc)

Honorariums and expenses will be paid for attending panel meetings.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 9thSeptember.

For full details download the application pack here.

Ebbsfleet Design Forum – Recruitment pack 2019

If, having thoroughly read this pack, you have further questions, please contact David Tittle, david@designsoutheast.org or call 01634 401166 and request a call back.

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Join the Brighton & Hove DesignPLACE Panel

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Design South East has been awarded the contract to continue delivering Design Review services for Brighton & Hove County Council. We are now recruiting for new panel members and chairs. The panel will be refreshed, blending new and established … [Continue reading]

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In March this year, the Minister of State for Housing announced the unveiling of 5 new garden towns, which together are set to unlock up to 64,000 much-needed homes across England. Chosen from more than 100 ambitious proposals, the 5 taken forward … [Continue reading]