Design Reviewers - South West Design Panel

South West

Creating Excellence is a social enterprise that promotes best practice in sustainability and design across the South West (Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset & West of England).

The Creating Excellence South West Design Review Panel (SWDRP) – has provided design support since 2005. Our Panel is highly regarded amongst the built environment community. The Housing Excellence Design Panel was formed in 2016 with a focus on masterplanning and Building for Life 12.

We are seeking to refresh our Panels, looking for practitioners who are confident communicators and demonstrate an exceptional working knowledge of design policy and practice in relation to the built environment.

Applicants should submit their CV with two references and a covering letter that clearly sets out their motivation and interest in this opportunity, and outlines what they can bring to the Panel. This should be evidenced through your previous or current workload or if you have had previous design review experience. We want to strengthen our Panel in terms of geographical spread, gender equality, ethnicity, age and ability as well as the range of built environment disciplines and specialisms.

Appointed Panel members should expect to be called at least 2 times per year. These will either be to whole or half day sessions. Panel meetings are held close to the scheme being reviewed, preceded by a site visit.  An attendance ‘honorarium’ of £100, £150 or £200 is offered as remuneration as well as travel expenses. Any declarations of conflicts of interest will be requested in advance.

Please send your submission by email to: by Friday 22nd September 2017

Creating Excellence will acknowledge receipt of your submission and will advise if you have been successfully appointed by Friday 20th October 2017, when it is also hoped to invite those successful to a launch event. Appointments will be determined in close consultation with the SWDRP’s existing Chair and Deputy Chairs.

Creating Excellence (SW) is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales number 6148133. Registered address:  9 Beechen Cliff Villas, Beechen Cliff Road, Bath, BA2 4QR