Architectural Assistant, design coordinator

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  • Job ID 2758
  • Salary (£) £23,000 - £25,000
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Job Description

This is an opportunity for a Part I, architectural assistant to join a super-prime residential property consultancy based in Central London. The client is looking for creative professionals with 0-2 years of post-graduation work experience and a passion for high-end luxury residential design. Please note this is a role for Part I, architectural assistants who do not want to pursue the traditional architectural route.

You’ll join a specialist team of architects coordinating prestigious super-prime and confidential projects. This role involves communication, coordination, common sense and lateral thinking. Trained design professionals who want to move away from the drawing board and believe their skills are best suited to project management, facilitation and organisation would suit this opportunity. This is a client-facing role, profiles applying should be comfortable presenting and speaking to clients.

The CEO would like to see beautifully curated portfolios demonstrating experience presenting design or in the design and construction of super-prime properties in the UK or demonstrating a passion for this sector.

The candidate will be responsible for supporting the Head of Partners bringing together design teams for super-prime residential projects in the UK – construction costs between £1-£80million. This role is instrumental to support the business while managing the day-to-day affairs of the office and projects. This role is key to future business growth and development being an important team member. The team are small and specialist


· Track projects alongside (and report to) the head of design, from initial client contact through project launch to day-to-day project direction.

· Appointing the best global design teams

· Analyse and develop briefs for the client and project needs as part of a project-team assembly.

· Write up and log all minutes from client and partner calls.

· Write and create proposal documents for clients alongside the head of partners and founder.

· Organise diary briefings between designers/architects and clients.

· Diary management for the head of partners.

· Point of contact between client, internal team and design partner.

· Providing senior management with pertinent information and being part of and informing the decision-making process to take the business and projects forward.

· Be creative and influential in creating marketing material for future growth and ring-fencing ideas when required.

· Responsible for social media posts, updating the website, and newsletters when required and creating marketing collateral with external writers.

· Regular interaction with other business areas answering ad-hoc project queries, and providing explanations, and commentary to support the project or head of partners.

· Developing and improving business processes.

· Work confidentially with sensitive information.

Experience & skills

· Creative degree education – architecture/interior design or a passion for interior design and architecture.

· Part I/II part qualified architect

· 0-2 years post-graduation work experience.

· Strongly curated portfolio of work

· Basic knowledge of the processes and inputs involved in design and construction

· Creative thinker around project improvements and processes.

· Hands-on with strong attention to detail.

· Team player – willing to undertake different tasks and responsibilities, as required by the business.

· Strong IT skills – advanced in Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe In-Design.

· Excellent design skills in producing presentations.

· A strong, confident communicator who is able to convey information about projects, and project performance to senior staff and clients.

· Agile attitude, able to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

You’ll be joining a dedicated, passionate team that all love what they do. The client would like to start interviewing immediately with the intention to have the most suitable candidate start as soon as possible – all notice periods will be considered.

Office: Central London

Hours: Mon-Thurs 8.30 am – 6 pm, Friday 8.30 am – 4 pm

Office policy: this role is split between desk-based and meetings across London. 4 days in the office 1 day wfh.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Salary: £25,000 plus yearly discretionary bonus.

Required skills