Job opportunity: Design Advisor

DSE is an independent charity working to improve the quality of design in the built environment. We work in London, the South East, the East of England and parts of the West Midlands. Supported by a multi-disciplinary design panel, we aim to offer the highest quality of independent design support to local authorities, the development sector and communities.

More information on us can be found at

We are looking for a full-time Design Advisor to join the DSE team. You will be helping us improve the quality of the built environment by:

  • Managing design review meetings.
  • Providing design advice.
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of our design training programmes.
  • Planning, managing and facilitating design workshops and charrettes.
  • Participating in the DSE team.

You will report to the Head of Design Advice and your work will be supported by our Design Advice Co-ordinator and Communications and Events Co-ordinator.

We are looking for an enthusiastic built environment professional with at least 2 years’ experience in a discipline such as architecture, urban design, landscape architecture or planning.

We welcome applicants from all professional backgrounds and will assess all applications on their merit. However, we are looking to balance the range of skills and experience in our staff team and would therefore particularly welcome candidates with a planning background or with a strong history of engaging with the planning system.


This job is open to people living in a wide range of locations. We have workspace at Kings Cross and Chatham, Kent, and we come together as a team once a week, alternating between these two places. For the rest of the week when you are not travelling round the south east to deliver our services, you can work from either of those locations or from home. A willingness to travel is essential. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

Further details about the role are available on request. To request an application pack please email:

Closing date for applications is Sunday 24th June 2018

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 5th July

For an informal conversation about the role please contact David Tittle, Head of Design Advice email: or phone on 01634 401166 and request a call back.