Join our team – full time post for Administrator

We are looking for an administrator to join our 6-person team and provide support in the delivery of services and to maintain our systems, data and records in addition to general administration. You will be a highly organised, enthusiastic individual with a proven ability to work as part of a team with good IT and administration skills and an excellent telephone manner. The successful candidate will play a vital role in the administration and smooth running of our organisation.

Contract type: The post is being advertised as full-time. We are also open to applicants seeking a part-time role. The post will be subject to a six-month probationary period. 

Reporting to: Design Advice Co-ordinator

Salary: Circa £18,000 pro rata per annum

25 days leave (plus statutory holidays) pro rata per annum

The role consists of supporting the delivery of our services, handling telephone and email enquiries; data and database maintenance; communications and IT systems; general office administration.

We will consider applications for part or full-time employment and we offer flexible working, including flexibility over working hours.

For a copy of the application pack for this post please contact Sarah Brown on 01634 401166 or email to:

Closing date and time: noon on Monday 9th July 2018

Guildford Borough Council signs up to design review through Design South East

24 February 2015

We delighted to announce that Guildford Borough Council has secured agreement with Design South East to refer proposals for new development within the borough to the South and East Panel for design review.

Cllr Stephen Mansbridge, Leader of Guildford Borough Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to secure expert design advice from some of the most influential and respected professionals in the industry. We are confident that the involvement of the Panel will drive up the quality of design for large-scale new developments.  The Council is committed to ensuring that new development is of the highest quality of design and our association with Design South East is testament to that objective.”

Julian Lyon, Chair of The Guildford Society, commented: “We warmly welcome this initiative and the focus on quality design and great place-making it should bring. We have been critical of the lack of independent design scrutiny in the past and we will look forward to working with GBC and Design South East to help make Guildford’s new buildings better by design.”

Robert Offord, of Design South East, said: “Design Review from Design South East provides expert, independent advice on great architecture and placemaking to developers and local authorities. We look forward to working with Guildford Borough Council to help ensure the high quality of the built environment for future generations.”

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