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Associate / Associate Director - Southwark, London

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  • Location London
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary Competitive + Benefits Package
  • Ref 8575
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A multi-award winning practice in Southwark best known for their expertise in the educational and commercial sector, are now looking to make a strategic appointment in the form of an Associate Architect/Associate Director Designate for their central London office. This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your leadership and communication skills, whilst playing an active role in business development alongside the current team of Associates and Directors.

Established 28 years ago, the company is an Architectural and town planning practice run by ten Directors and five Associates, holding 60 members of staff collectively. With offices based in London, Sussex and Bristol, teams consist of a number of Architectural, Technological and Administrative staff, specialising in a variety of sectors such as; Housing, Education, Commercial, Community, and are experts at Master planning for both urban and rural sites. Over the years, they have been shortlisted for over 20 design awards including; 4 RIBA Awards, 4 Civic Trust Awards, 4 Residential Design Awards, and 7 Education Design Awards. With a recent move of premises, their new office is located in a beautifully converted railway arch of a bridge.

Role & Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be able to take an influential lead in overseeing, managing and executing the London office’s commissions within the education, residential, commercial and community sectors. The appointed individual will be an accomplished designer who can think strategically and has the ambition to reach Director level within the foreseeable future. You will be responsible for generating new business and representing the company at networking events, therefore having a successful networking presence in London already is desirable.

Required Skills & Experience

You should currently be working at an Associate/Associate Director level within a London based practice and have experience winning work, with a proven track record of leadership and business development. The appointed individual will maintain a design presence and possibly join the practice internal Design Review Panel. You should have ambition, drive and the ability to motivate and mentor your team. Being able to identify team members strengths and help develop individuals talent is imperative.

  • Part III Qualified
  • A minimum of 5 years UK experience
  • Proven experience and confidence winning jobs
  • A strong networking history within London
  • Have experience of working on projects with a value of £5million +
  • Experience working on residential, educational and commercial projects
  • Able to demonstrate the above project types in a diverse portfolio of work upon interview
  • Highly articulate and able to communicate to clients and colleagues on all levels
  • Experience working on large developments/projects
  • An organised and efficient approach
  • Fantastic written and spoken English

Salary & Package:

In addition to a highly competitive salary of £50,000, you will be offered a selection of generous benefits.

Soft Benefits

Working within an ever-growing practice, you will be joining a busy, yet fun environment within a talented and knowledgeable team of people. The practice encourages a good work / life balance with staff. Personal and professional progression and growth is important, and there is a strong commitment to the development of their staff. Based in the heart of South London, the office is a short 10 minute walk from Liverpool street, Southwark street, and the beautiful Tate modern. Located under the arches of a railway bridge, the office has been fully furnished to a high level and currently accommodates 10 staff members.

Other soft benefits available are:

  • Regular social events
  • Sporting and design events that are organised throughout the year
  • Annual summer beach BBQ
  • Regular CPD’s
  • Mentoring and regular core curriculum CPD seminars
  • Sponsorship of further education
  • External lectures and seminars
  • 5-a-side football team
  • Architectural study visits

If you have the required skills and experience and would like to be considered for this amazing opportunity, please forward your CV and portfolio ASAP to Jennifer.driscoll@hunterdunning.co.uk or call 01243 779789.

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Ref: 8575

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