Panel Members - Cornwall Design Review Panel

Location/Venue: 
St Austell, Cornwall
Salary: 
£200 per day (pro rata)

The Cornwall Design Review Panel is a partnership between Cornwall Council and the Architecture Centre, Devon and Cornwall. Following three successful years in its re-constituted form, the membership of the Panel (CDRP) is being refreshed. As a consequence, we are seeking to recruit a limited number of new individuals to our multi-disciplinary pool of expertise - from which those attending each panel meeting are drawn.

We are looking for lively and intelligent practitioners who are confident communicators and can demonstrate a good working knowledge of design theory, policy and practice in relation to development projects. They should be able to demonstrate an ability to discuss, analyse, appreciate and promote good design in a critical but constructive manner. This may be evidenced through project work that they have undertaken or other related activity such as teaching, consultancy or, indeed, previous design review experience. We hope to attract diverse applicants of all ages and backgrounds.

Applicants should compose a brief CV together with a covering letter that clearly sets out their motivation and interest in this opportunity and explains the qualities that they believe they can particularly bring to the panel. These should be sent by email to: mark.pearson@acdandc.org.uk.

Mark is the appointed chair of the Panel and will be working with the steering group to select and appoint panellists for a term of three years, after which a further call for interest will be issued. We expect to appoint members from the full range of ‘PLACE’ professions as identified by the Farrell Review (Planning, Landscape, Architecture, Conservation and Engineering) and would also welcome applications from urban designers, highways and transport consultants, surveyors, public artists and other construction-related disciplines.

As a guide, appointed panellists should expect to be called to up to 4 meetings per year. These will either be whole or half day sessions held monthly - usually in St Austell. A modest attendance ‘honorarium’ of £100 per half day (£200 for a full day) is currently offered as remuneration – although possible increases to these figures are to be considered by the Steering Group in June. We hope and expect that interested individuals will be enthused to support the work of the Panel, recognising the wider public benefits of good design and we also expect that involvement could helpfully contribute to their own ‘continuing professional development’.

If prospective applicants have any particular questions prior to submitting, then Mark Pearson can be contacted by email or on mobile number 07969 327525, otherwise we look forward to receiving submissions by the strict deadline of noon on Friday 31st May 2019.