Design Officer – West Sussex

Design Officer – West Sussex


We are seeking individuals with Urban Design experience and a knowledge of town planning to join a local authority in West Sussex as a Design Officer.


You will take on an important role within the Landscape team, and perform the following tasks:


– Advise and provide information on quality design, planning and project development to the
private and voluntary sectors.


– Provide design guidance on current and emerging planning applications and lead negotiations in achieving improved and high quality design outcomes.


– Co-ordinate the design, planning and implementation of key design projects.


– Support and develop the areas Design Review Panel to ensure the delivery of expert advice
on landscape and built-environment design quality.


– Prepare design related guidance documents.


– Manage public engagement, participation and consultation with local communities and interest groups on design issues for significant developments within the area.


– Produce briefs for development sites and environmental improvement schemes


– Commission and manage the delivery of briefs for feasibility studies



– Significant experience in design work in a rural environment 

– Ability to use appropriate IT software 

– A degree / postgrad qualification in Architecture, Design or a related subject 

– You must be an effective communicator 

– Ability to analyse planning matters, and to exercise and demonstrate a good understanding of Town and Country Planning and design matters



Please apply by sending your CV to, or for more information call 020 7859 4246.

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