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Barnet quality review panel members
at Frame Projects

Frame Projects is seeking quality review panel members on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet.

Barnet is characterised by lively town centres, high-quality residential development and green spaces. A large area of the borough – 38 per cent – is undeveloped, and there are 200 parks as well as open land, green belt, allotments and playing fields.

Barnet is proud to be home to a mix of communities, including London’s largest Jewish community, which play a significant role in the identity of an ethnically diverse borough. The council aims to concentrate development in the borough’s town centres and around transport nodes, to consolidate growth and enable the building of sustainable communities.

Developments in the borough are wide-ranging and include mixed-use town centre projects, neighbourhood master planning, high-rise towers, low-rise town housing and public realm works. The council is committed to high-quality, context-responsive design which improves the lives of its residents. It sees a quality review panel as a key initiative to help facilitate this.

In May 2022, the council declared a climate and biodiversity emergency and is committed to becoming a net zero council by 2030, and to work with local people, communities and businesses across the borough to make BarNET ZERO by 2042.

To support these aspirations, Frame Projects is establishing an independent quality review panel on for Barnet Council. The panel will play an important role in furthering the council’s commitment to securing quality places through exemplary high-quality development.

We particularly encourage applications from groups currently under-represented in the building industry, including people with disabilities, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Participation in a quality review panel can help the next generation of talented designers from diverse backgrounds build their professional profiles and experience. We believe quality review panels have the potential to make a small but worthwhile contribution to improving the diversity of the built environment professions.

Applications are welcome from experts in the following areas:

  • architecture
  • urban design/town planning
  • landscape design/ecology
  • heritage/townscape
  • sustainability / low carbon design
  • transport
  • property market

The panel will consist of around 25 members, with five members typically attending each review. It will test the fundamental design principles of planning proposals both at the pre-application stage and as part of the application process itself.

Applications should be addressed to Frame Projects. Those who wish to apply should request a recruitment pack via the apply for job button below.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26 February 2024 at 17:00.

Applicants should be able to commit to attending approximately three meetings a year. Appointments will initially be for the calendar year, starting in March 2024. Remuneration will be set at £500 per day and £250 per half day.

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom