PLACED delivers creative Engagement and Education programmes that bring people together to make better places. They have been engaging people in design, planning and development for the last ten years, connecting communities, decision makers, schools and businesses across the Northwest.
They are a Social Enterprise, and their values are at the heart of all we do. They advocate for genuine involvement of communities and stakeholders, and put creativity at the heart of their approach, helping to ensure those who are traditionally underrepresented in discussions about the built environment can participate on an equal platform.
Through their work, they advocate for better engagement and education about the built environment. It is their belief that we are all experts in the design of the places and spaces in which we live, work and spend time in.
PLACED delivers creative engagement solutions, delivering the consultation that our clients and communities need in a meaningful, inclusive way. They take an innovative, flexible approach to bringing local people, developers, designers and decision makers together to have conversations, explore ideas and develop solutions.
They help to ensure local peoples’ voices can be heard and ideas can influence decision makers. Their methodologies include pop-up events from our campervan Ed, pop-up exhibitions, workshops and online engagement through their new engagement platform.
Clients and collaborators include Combined Authorities, local authorities, housing associations, developers, design practices and community organisations from across the Northwest and beyond. We work directly for clients on standalone engagement, or as part of a wider design team to deliver integrated solutions. Our work ranges from engaging communities in Spatial Development Strategies to developing community-led Action Plans.
BUILT ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION
They know creative learning is an invaluable tool in developing young people’s confidence, self-belief and skills. We also believe in the importance of supporting diversity through education, to help create informed, stronger communities and professionals who can make a difference. Supporting those under-represented in the built environment in accessing the sector is a priority. They argue it is critical that young voices are heard in the design and decision-making process about places.
Since 2012, we have worked with thousands of young people. Many of our past participants have gone on to study built environment courses at university, and some are now starting out in their professional careers.
Their current work with young people includes the PLACED Academy, engagement workshops, curriculum development and creative workshops in schools and colleges and holiday programmes.
Their work is possible due to the support of over 130 volunteer Ambassadors – student and industry professionals – who are passionate about quality design in the built environment. They believe that we can only make better places together.
They are currently looking to recruit a Project Assistant to support across our projects. The successful candidate will support both Education and Engagement programmes, including co-ordinating, planning and delivering activity. They will work closely with the PLACED team and wider network on both existing work, and new projects. PLACED is committed to having a positive impact through diversifying who shapes our built environment. Critical is that any new member of the team is that they share this commitment, and that they have a flexible, positive, ‘can do’ approach.
To apply send a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in and why you believe you a good candidate for the role to [email protected] before midday 31st October.