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Senior FF&E Designer - South East London

  • Location London
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary Circa £55,000 DOE
  • Ref 14501
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Senior FF&E Designer, South East London

A Senior FF&E job is now available, with a design practice of 15 based in South East London. This is an exciting role, perfect for a multitasker looking to design across a range of aesthetics whilst developing the FF&E department. Salary of circa £55,000 DOE.

This design studio has over ten years of experience working across a variety of projects including residential, commercial, and BTR developments. Their services include interior design, FF&E, furnishing and procurement for private clients and developers.

They are currently looking for a passionate designer to lead the FF&E side of the business. This will include designing furniture collections on large schemes, gyms, co-working, and all forms of amenity and building requirements. The role will work closely with the clients and company owners to develop the team, build concepts, and work towards advancing the business.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Taking the client lead and developing strong working relationships
  • Working with the directors, supporting them in new business as a leader in the field
  • Creating and deciphering design briefs to ensure clear communication throughout the company
  • Creating design concepts and confidently presenting them to clients and investors
  • Working on FF&E specifications & schedules, including costings
  • Coordinating FF&E with other internal teams
  • Overseeing all FF&E procurement, taking responsibility for POs specification sheets and deliveries
  • Working closely with consultants and external suppliers
  • Working with the wider team in the spatial planning and designing of each project
  • Sourcing/researching new suppliers, ascertaining suitability, and developing the supplier database
  • Negotiating, coordinating, and liaising with suppliers to ensure that all specifications & deliveries meet deadlines & budgets
  • Overseeing the installation of projects, including styling requirements & overseeing photoshoots
  • Liaising with PM’s and installation teams to ensure smooth delivery and installation of the projects
  • Supporting the wider company in its sustainability targets
  • Reporting to the design director on tasks and deliverables
  • Managing one FF&E Designer.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Diploma or degree in interior design, interior architecture or architecture
  • Proven experience working on both residential and hospitality projects
  • An extensive knowledge of and relationships with the suppliers of contract furniture
  • In-depth knowledge of products, materials and suppliers
  • General knowledge of interior architecture with the ability to read and understand technical drawings, including furniture shop drawings
  • Proven experience in managing procurement and installations (budgeting, scheduling etc)
  • Ability to understand and formulate design decisions and present them for discussion
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience as a line manager overseeing junior and intermediate designers
  • Understanding of the financial aspects of running a design project, beneficial but not essential
  • Proficient in MS Office, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Experience using Estimac or similar
  • Legal right to work in the UK.

What you get back

  • Salary: Circa £55,000, flexible for the right candidate
  • 23 days holiday + BH + Christmas and NY closure
  • Quarterly company events.


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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Senior FF&E Designer Job in South East London – Your Interior Design Recruitment Specialists (Recruiter: Gaby Montero Job Ref: 14501) #LI-GM1

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