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Associate Director - Manchester, Cheshire

  • Location North West England
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £50,000 - £65,000 DOE
  • Ref 14376
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Associate Director Job in Manchester, Cheshire

Associate Director job in Manchester, joining an award-winning landscape architecture practice with 40+ employees, across 2 studios in London and Manchester. They offer a 50/50 hybrid approach accessible after probation meaning over a fortnight you are only required to be in the office 5 days.

Established 20 years ago, they built a desirable reputation in the industry working on UK and Middle East projects. This is an opportunity to join a growing team of 12 in Manchester closely working with the director and the team to support the ambitious growth plans.

Role & Responsibilities


  • A managing team of 12 – 15 including senior members of staff across the studio projects both UK and International to meet practice high-quality standards
  • Leads, and guides the more junior members of the team providing suitable training and constructive feedback to continue their creative, Technical, and professional development
  • Mentor 3-4 staff members
  • Assist and deliver CPDs and training across the practice as required.

Project Management

  • Plan, coordinate, and manage the project process, maintaining involvement throughout
  • Liaises with senior directors to ensure that provoking projects are delivered consistently and successfully
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cost control, fee charging, and project ?nance
  • Ensure all projects are resourced correctly and in line with fee proposals, reviewing and instructing the Associate and Senior Landscape Consultant team.

Client Relationships

  • Lead project meetings and some client presentations, acting as the primary contact for client interaction and maintaining good relationships with clients to maximise opportunities for repeat business
  • Engages with colleagues to support the development of new business, enhancing internal and external communication via functions, events, forums, and publications
  • Preparation of fee bids and undertaking fee proposals and fee negotiations for projects
  • Ability to develop new business through their network and using existing clients.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of demonstratable UK experience in Landscape Architecture
  • Experience in leading and managing a team across large-scale international and UK projects through all RIBA work stages
  • Working knowledge of Revit
  • Degree in related design ?eld or equivalent certi?cation or skill level
  • Strong organisational and people management skills, encouraging collaboration and innovation within the teams to maximise performance
  • CMLI is essential to this role
  • Proven experience winning new business is desirable.

What you get back

  • £50,000 – £65,000
  • Regular company social events including trips abroad notably Paris
  • Visa Sponsorship
  • Flexible working with core hours between 10 am and 4 pm
  • 50/50 hybrid after probation
  • P2C
  • Paid memberships
  • Planned career progression.


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV and portfolio. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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