Members wanted for Sutton Design Review Panel

Design South East has been awarded the contract to run a design review panel for the London Borough of Sutton. We are now recruiting panel members.

The establishment of the Sutton panel reflects the council’s commitment to improving the built environment and ensuring that all new developments in the borough are of the highest design quality, positively contributing to character, environmental quality and experience. Sutton is now appointing a design review panel to help bring about improvements to the quality of buildings and spaces across the Borough. Design South East has been appointed to set up, manage and coordinate the Sutton Design Review Panel to bring expert, independent design advice to help those involved in the place-making process to achieve well-designed places. This is the second London borough panel to run by Design South East following the establishment of the Kingston panel in 2017.

Like so many Outer London areas, Sutton’s urban fabric is under significant pressure to provide new homes. The new draft London Plan sets a target of 939new dwellings per year (with 79% of the target, or 738 dwellings, to be delivered on small sites, i.e. those of 25 homes or less). This development pressure needs to be balanced against the borough’s unique existing character to ensure the quality and vitality of its town and district centres as well as the suburban heartlands.

The panel will consist of leading practitioners in built environment disciplines and we are seeking to recruit between 15 and 20 members, from whom we will select a Chair and a Vice Chair.

For details of how to apply please download the recruitment pack below.

Sutton design review panel recruitment pack

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 28thJanuary 2019.

If having thoroughly read the pack, you have further questions, please contact Helen Goodwin helen@designsoutheast.orgor call 01634 401166 and request a call back.

Job opportunities: Design Advisors

DSE is experiencing unprecedented demand for its services with new design review panels being established and more local authorities wanting design advice, support and training.  As a result, we are advertising two posts for Design Advisors.

Design Advisor play a key role within our team in delivering our services; managing design review panels, providing advice to local authorities, facilitating workshops, organising events, maintaining relationships with local authorities, developers and consultants.  The work is varied, challenging and rewarding.

This is a unique opportunity for somebody, either at an early stage in their career or with more experience, to join a dynamic organisation at the forefront of promoting design quality in the built environment.

Download the recruitment pack for more details and information on how to apply:

DSE Design Advisors January 2019

The deadline for applications is Monday 28th January 2019

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