Community Consultation and Engagement Assistant Soundings are looking to recruit 2 public engagement consultants – keen to make a start in this field. Good graphic, written and oral communications skills are essential; combined with an understanding of the role of consultation and engagement in community planning. Knowledge of planning, urban design and/or architecture is an advantage; experience at creative engagement techniques an asset and a desire to build a shared agenda for change, crucial. This is a unique opportunity to make genuine contributions to large-scale regeneration and strategic projects for London. Consultation processes generally involve extensive community outreach and mapping, developing creative techniques for people to participate in the design and development process in a meaningful way and ensuring high quality communications and feedback loops are maintained – including the use of websites and social media. The Job As the successful candidate, you will be required to: · Work flexibly, in teams and across a number of jobs · Support teams engage and consult with residents, community groups, business and the hard to reach including young people · Help design and produce content for exhibitions and workshops · Set up and take down events · Organise, attend and record meetings and events with a range of stakeholders. · Database, analyse and report on findings from consultation · Attend evening and weekend consultation events · On occasion weekend and evening working. · Keep engaged with relevant and cutting edge thinking · Handle other office duties as appropriate. The Person (Consultation Assistant) As the successful applicant you will be: · Educated to degree level in an urban design, planning or other allied field (architecture / geography / design / environment) · Have some experience in community consultation and engagement or through postgraduate studies · You must possess a competent level of IT skills (Microsoft Office: Word and Excel / CS Suite: Indesign, Photoshop & Illustrator). · Be comfortable dealing with people in public, enjoy public interaction and be a good listener The Benefits · A workplace with a sense of community and like minded people · Excellent location – based in creative Shoreditch · Excellent potential for career progression If you are interested in this vacancy, please apply with a CV & cover letter with a description of relevant experience, your suitability for the role based on the person description and ideally an example of a graphic project you have been involved with / carried out. Please send to Christina Norton (Ms), Director. Soundings is an equal opportunities employer.