Design Review Panel - Southwark Council

Location/Venue: 
London
Salary: 
Volunteer Position

Are you passionate about the design quality of new buildings and public spaces in the London Borough of Southwark?  

Are you interested in volunteering for a panel that appraises high profile and strategic projects in the borough?

Do you have valuable experience of appraising the design quality of built environment proposals?

We welcome a range of professionals of the built environment to join the Southwark Design Review Panel and are looking for volunteers to form our Design Review Panel from July 2019 for the next three years.

We champion diversity and particularly encourage applications from those who offer a combination of professional skills, including architecture, building conservation, landscape architecture, structural engineering and urban design.

Our Design Review Panel offers free advice to developers on the design qualities of landmark developments, high profile schemes and important regeneration initiatives in the borough.

The Panel meets once a month and reviews around 30 schemes each year, looking at masterplans, outline and detailed proposals and planning policy documents. Its members are usually expected to attend three half-day sessions a year and are not reimbursed.

To find out more about the work of the Panel and the terms of reference for its members, please visit:

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200023/design_conservation_and_archaeology/596/southwark_design_review_panel

Successful candidates will be selected based on their links to Southwark and its diverse heritage; the range of specialist skills they offer; knowledge of the wider built environment; and their experience of assessing design quality.

To apply, please send us a one page CV and a covering letter of no more than 300 words telling us:

  • Why you want to join our Design Review Panel and your interest in Southwark, particularly if you live, work or have delivered projects in the borough
  • Any skills you may have in addition to your primary professional role that you could offer to the council’s Design Review Panel – we are looking for real ‘all rounders’, and
  • Details of two schemes that you have assessed in the last 12 months and what your role was in the assessments.

Successful candidates will be selected based on their links to Southwark and its diverse heritage; the range of specialist skills they offer; knowledge of the wider built environment; and their experience of assessing design quality.

 

Email your application to:  designconservation@southwark.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 10 June 2019