RCKa: Part II Architectural Assistants and Project Architects

From urban infill to rural masterplans; community hubs to complex mixed-use regeneration projects – we need independent thinkers and team players who are capable, inquisitive and collaborative. If you’re a Part II Architectural Assistant or Project Architect with 3 – 5 years’ UK experience and you fancy a change of scene, then please get in touch.

Experience of Revit will be an advantage, as will a good working knowledge of the Adobe suite. But neither of these is as important as enthusiasm, tenacity, and compassion.

RCKa is a member of the London Practice Forum and adheres to the LPF Principles & Ethical Charter. We are an equal opportunities employer, and we operate a blind recruitment process.

We also have in place an Employee Value Proposition which sets out the obligations we place on ourselves as an exemplary employer, a transparent progression plan, internal mentoring support, and a range of employee benefits.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and brief portfolio to jobs@rcka.co.uk. Emails should be less than 5Mb in size. ZIP, RAR files, and links to Dropbox, etc. will not be assessed.

Alternatively, please send a hard copy of the above documents to:

RCKa architects
16-24 Underwood Street
London N1 7JQ

Unfortunately, we are unable to return hard copies of applications unless a stamped addressed envelope is included.

No agencies, please!

Archio: Experienced Part II Architectural Assistant / Recent Part III Architect

Archio is seeking an experienced architectural assistant or recently qualified architect (experienced Part 2 or recent Part 3) to join its team in London.

Archio is an architecture practice focused on housing and community-led projects, often working directly with end users and community groups. Our ethos is to deliver positive social impact through our processes as well as our built work.

We recently won the Housing and Critic’s Choice AJ Award and were nominated for the AYA Best Public and Social Housing Architects.

The candidate must demonstrate experience of:

  • 3D drawing software, including Sketchup and Revit
  • an understanding and commitment for sustainable design
  • Excellent technical and construction detailing skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills organisation and ability to use initiative

This is an exciting opportunity to work on housing, community and collaborative-design projects. Our team is very committed to the positive benefits that our design can bring, and this role would really suit a candidate who is passionate about the process of design, as well as the output.

We advocate a positive work/life balance, and invest in our team, aiming to bring out their individual skills through training and encouraging specialisms. We share knowledge through studio discourse and advocate industry-wide best practice. We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Hybrid working
  • Continuous professional development
  • Investment in specialist skills and training
  • Company events, building visits and more.

Please include in your covering email a summary of your relevant experience, referring to the requirements listed above. Please also state why you would be suited for the role in Archio.

Archio is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age.

In order to ensure a fair and unbiased application our employment applications are run through a process where names and personal information are removed until the interview stage, to ensure an unbiased recruitment process.

We ask that every applicant completes our diversity monitoring survey by using the link below. Please confirm in your covering letter that you have completed the survey. Personal data is not collected or associated with applications, this form helps us monitor the inclusivity of our application process.

Diversity monitoring survey

Deadline for applications: 3rd January.
Salary: dependent on experience. Archio is a London Living Wage employer.
Start date: interviews January 2022, start date January/February 2022.

Contact: info@archio.co.uk

RCKa: Part 2 Architectural Assistants, Graduate Graphic Designer

RCKa has a range of exciting and innovative projects on the drawing board and we need talented, capable and enthusiastic staff to join our team to help deliver them. We have three positions available, as set out below.

RCKa is a member of the London Practice Forum and adheres to the LPF Principles & Ethical Charter. We are an equal opportunities employer. We also have in place an Employee Value Proposition which sets out the obligations we place on ourselves as an exemplary employer.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to RCKa’s Employee Value Proposition, which can be found here. Salaries commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

If you’re interested in one of these roles, please email us at jobs@rcka.co.uk with a brief covering email and CV/portfolio no more than 5MB in size.

No agencies, please.

Part II Architectural Assistants

We are looking for the right people to join our friendly and collaborative studio to help deliver a wide range of innovative residential and community schemes.

You will be part of a project team, delivering a specialist residential project through stages 2a to 4a. Experience on residential projects is desirable and knowledge of Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, and the Adobe Creative Suite would be a significant advantage.

Immediate start.

Graphic Designer

RCKa architects has an exciting opportunity for a graduate graphic designer with a minimum of one-year post-graduate mixed media and graphics experience.

We are looking for the right person to join our team to help build RCKa’s brand and identity in our friendly central London studio. You’ll be working on a range of visual material including documents and publications, presentations, and competition submissions. Extensive knowledge of typography, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is a must. A good understanding of WordPress would also be useful.

Ours is a friendly studio which specialises in community engagement and collaboration. Candidates will need to demonstrate evidence of their design process and should be comfortable in articulating their ideas and sharing them with others.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Role

  • Design templates for all office documents, brochures, presentations, and publications
  • Produce reports, brochures, presentations, and publications
  • Produce graphics for articles to be issued on social media including Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Design and manage production of quarterly newsletter and other digital marketing campaigns
  • Design and manage production of hard copy marketing materials
  • Design and manage engagement microsites in WordPress
  • Prepare diagrams, illustrations and infographics to support bid documents, public consultation presentations and project reports
  • Develop bespoke branding and wayfinding signage for buildings
  • Other ad-hoc design requirements such as invitations and Christmas cards and photo editing

Skills and qualifications

  • A relevant degree or other higher education qualification
  • Conscientious and creative with an exceptional eye for detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated and able to take the initiative in developing new graphics
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite

How to Apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only to jobs@rcka.co.uk with the subject line “Graphic Designer”.

Emails should be less than 5Mb in size. ZIP, RAR files, and links to Dropbox etc. will not be assessed.

Alternatively, please send a hard copy of the above documents to:

RCKa Architects
16-24 Underwood Street
London N1 7JQ

Unfortunately, we are unable to return hard copies of applications unless a stamped addressed envelope is included.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer

Gibson Thornley: Senior Architect

Gibson Thornley Architects is an award-winning practice, based in London, working on a broad range of exciting projects at a variety of scales.

We are seeking a Senior Architect with a technical focus and 5+ years’ post-Part III experience, particularly in preparing and coordinating tender packages, and to make vital contributions to the delivery of our projects.

The position is a full-time, permanent contract.

Key experience and skillset include:

  • 5+ years’ post-Part III professional experience in practice
  • Relevant UK practice experience, across all RIBA work stages. Experience at RIBA Stage 04 to 06 are essential
  • Post-qualification experience in the design and delivery of a range of large complex projects
  • Strong technical and detailing abilities
  • Rigorous approach to design
  • Proficient NBS specification writer
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of effective project management, experience in managing project teams and working collaboratively with clients, wider project teams, consultants, and contractors 
  • Demonstrable experience in Revit across all RIBA work stages
  • Strong collaboration, coordination, multi-tasking and organisational skills
  • Clear and effective communication and presentation skills (spoken and written)
  • Independent and self-sufficient, with a proactive attitude
  • Diplomatic and able to resolve disputes in a professional manner

The ideal candidate would have a passion for technical design and detailing, with a focus to deliver well-designed, technically proficient buildings. 

Please email your application, comprising CV and Portfolio (max. 8 pages) and outlining how you meet our requirements, to: info@gibsonthornley.com

We are an equal opportunities employer and particularly encourage equality, diversity, and inclusion among our team. We believe our studio should be truly representative of all sectors of society.  

Application deadline 9th December 2022.

Threefold: Part II Architectural Assistant or Architect

Threefold Architects is seeking a talented experienced Part II Architectural Assistant or qualified Part III Architect to join our team in London.

About us

Threefold is an award-winning architecture practice working at the forefront of housing and workplace design. We are a friendly, collaborative, and design-led practice based in Kentish Town and are currently working on a range of housing & mixed-use developments, innovative workplaces, research projects, and new build dwellings in the UK. We are committed to producing high-quality designs and building sustainably.

What we are seeking

We are seeking an ambitious, motivated, and talented Part II or Part III Architect to work within a team on the design and delivery of a range of housing and commercial projects in London.

Applicants should have excellent design sensibility, technical ability, and project delivery experience working through all RIBA Stages. Strong verbal & written communication skills, a thorough understanding of UK Building Regulations, and working knowledge of Autodesk Revit are essential.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate

  • Excellent design skills and an understanding of materials, craft, and technology
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to sustainable design
  • Excellent technical and construction detailing skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary design teams through all RIBA Stages
  • Intermediate or advanced working knowledge of Autodesk Revit 
  • A thorough understanding of current UK Building Regulations

What we offer:

Our mission is to make buildings and spaces which do more, making us more Collaborative, Healthy, Inspired, and Productive. This ethos influences every activity of Threefold and we seek to embed these values in how we work with our clients, our team, our partnerships, and our communities.

We advocate a positive work/life balance, offering flexible working terms and a hybrid working model. We invest in individual skills, training, and specialisms, utilising in-house design and research projects to share knowledge through studio discourse and advocate industry-wide best practice. We offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Threefold Pension Contribution
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Flexible and Hybrid working
  • Continuous professional development
  • Weekly studio lunch and discourse
  • Investment in specialist skills and training
  • Company events, building visits, studio drinks, and more

Threefold Architects is an equal opportunities employer and evaluates all job applications equally, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or religion. We actively encourage applications from women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people from ethnic minorities as these groups are currently under-represented throughout the building industry.

Please submit a short cover letter clearly describing your current qualification, employment status and availability, your CV, and an edited portfolio showing your design and technical experience, under 5MB to the following email address: work@threefoldarchitects.com

The deadline for applications is Sunday 4th  December.

www.threefoldarchitects.com

We Made That: Associate/Senior Associate, Urban Research Leader, Urban Designer/Masterplanner & Part I/Part II Architectural Assistants

Our aim is that working at We Made That is a co-supportive, collaborative experience. We welcome great people from diverse backgrounds and offer equal opportunities for all. We have specific policies for hybrid and flexible working, and particularly value their benefits to those with caring commitments. We treat mental health seriously, and equally to physical health. We value transparency and opportunities for team feedback.

Alongside fair and equal pay, we offer a wide-ranging package of staff benefits to team members, including dedicated budgets for training and wellbeing. Through regular ‘show ‘n’ tells’, yoga, climbing and team visits, we foster learning and team spirit. We Made That are a Living Wage Employer and supporter of the Mayor’s Fund for London Diversity Pledge.

We are always looking for talented, ambitious individuals to join our team at all levels. If you are interested in joining the team at We Made That, please send us an email with your CV (less than 10MB) to jobs@wemadethat.co.uk.

Please note, we do not offer unpaid internship positions.

Current advertised opportunities

Associate/Senior Associate

Are you an experienced architect or urban designer with a desire to deliver impactful and equitable regeneration projects?

We Made That is looking for an associate/ senior associate to join our growing team in our London office. We are seeking a candidate capable of leading projects, teams and developing the practice’s approach and values. You will be interested in large masterplanning projects, influential spatial strategies and delivering built projects at a range of scales. You may have particular expertise in industrial intensification, adaptive high streets, cultural infrastructure or healthy neighbourhoods.

As a new team member should be ready and fluent at operating at a senior level and work collaboratively alongside the practice partners and as part of the senior management team. You will be driven by wanting to help create equitable places through impactful projects.

Full job description here

Salary guide:
Associate £42,500 – £52,500 per annum (plus benefits including profit share), Senior Associate £49,500 – £61,500 per annum (plus benefits including profit share)

How to apply:
Please send a digital copy of your CV to jobs@wemadethat.co.uk (max 10MB) along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria. Mark the subject line with ‘Associate/ Senior Associate’.

Pay will be commensurate with experience and we would request that you set out your pay expectations in the covering letter.

Deadline for applications is 20.11.2022.

Urban Research Leader (Associate/Senior Associate Level)

Are you a talented urban researcher interested in cities, their economies, social fabric and the way they are governed and shaped?

We Made That is looking for an urban research leader at associate/ senior associate level to join our growing team in our London office. We are seeking a candidate capable of leading multiple projects, managing small project teams and resource allocations as well as developing wider research streams and strategies within the practice.

The ideal candidate will have experience in undertaking quantitative and qualitative research through analytical and engaged processes. The role includes devising and leading teams to deliver desk-based research (including literature and policy reviews), conducting primary research and stakeholder engagement, analysing qualitative and quantitative research findings, report writing and strategy development.

You should be fluent at operating at a senior level and work collaboratively alongside the practice partners and as part of the senior management team. The ideal candidate will be confident in leading on developing and implementing industry leading, socially engaged research methodologies and will be driven by wanting to help create equitable places through impactful projects.

Full job description here

Salary guide:
Associate £42,500 – £52,500 per annum (plus benefits including profit share), Senior Associate £49,500 – £61,500 per annum (plus benefits including profit share)

How to apply:
Please send a digital copy of your CV to jobs@wemadethat.co.uk (max 10MB) along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria. Mark the subject line with ‘Urban Research Leader’.

Pay will be commensurate with experience and we would request that you set out your pay expectations in the covering letter.

Deadline for applications is 20.11.2022.

Urban Designer/Masterplanner

Are you interested in implementation of ambitious, innovative and fresh strategies for our high streets and town centres?

We Made That is looking for an urban designer and masterplanner to join our growing team in our London office. We are seeking a candidate capable of working on masterplanning schemes, influential spatial strategies and co-ordinating project and consultants teams. We have a number of projects focusing on the delivery of town centre strategies across the UK and are looking for a new team member to work on the implementation of innovative and inclusive design approaches on these projects.

You will have experience in managing projects and will enjoy working collaboratively. You be comfortable in managing your time across projects, strategy development and wider practice initiatives. You will be capable of leading projects and progressing within the practice.

Full job description here

Salary guide:
£34,000 – £40,000 per annum (plus benefits, including profit share)

How to apply:
Please send a digital copy of your CV to jobs@wemadethat.co.uk (max 10MB) along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria. Mark the subject line with ‘Urban Designer/ Masterplanner’.

Pay will be commensurate with experience and we would request that you set out your pay expectations in the covering letter.

Deadline for applications is 20.11.2022.

Part I/Part II Architectural Assistants

Do you want to roll your sleeves up, learn new skills and deliver public good?

We Made That are looking for talented and collaborative Part I and Part II architectural assistants to join our practice. The ideal candidate would have experience on urban-scale projects and be comfortable working across a range of sectors.

You must be a skilled, design focused and talented architectural assistant with a keen interest in working on projects delivering social impact. You should have a fluency in working with a broad spectrum of people – including the wider public – in driving projects forwards.

Part I full job description here

Part II full job description here

How to apply: Please send a digital copy of your CV to jobs@wemadethat.co.uk (max 10MB) along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria. More details provided in the job descriptions.

Pay will be commensurate with experience and we would request that you set out your pay expectations in the covering letter.

Deadline for applications is 20.11.2022.

nimtim architects: Part 1 Architectural Assistant

We are hiring again! We are looking for a Part 1 Architectural Assistant to work on a wide range of projects including domestic, housing and public realm. Nimtim is a small emerging studio based in South London.

UK experience useful but not essential. Vectorworks / AutoCAD also useful but not required. 

We are keen to hear from people from all backgrounds especially from under represented groups. 

Salary upwards of £23,000 PA depending on experience and potential.
Please email jobs@nimtim.co.uk by Monday 19th September with a covering letter/email, CV and portfolio (under 10MB). 

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Turner Works: Studio Manager

Turner Works is seeking a new Studio Manager to join its team in East London.

We are an energetic, collaborative studio of architects, urban designers, thinkers and makers. Our mission is to help communities thrive. We believe in creating thought-provoking and well-crafted buildings and places. With a passionate belief that architecture can enrich lives and make a difference to those who engage with it, the studio has established a reputation for delivering high-quality, high-impact projects and producing innovative design solutions.

We are seeking enthusiastic and proactive candidates to apply for the role of Studio Manager. Key duties will include: reception and front of house; General administration for the practice and projects; Studio premises management; supporting Directors in practice management including in HR, H&S, Marketing, Business Development & Finance. The role will be a key part in the next phase of our development as a practice. We want someone who is eager to join our team and grow with us. The role will be studio based and can be full-time or 4 days a week.

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  • Prior experience as a Studio Manager or Admin Assistant in a creative studio setting.
  • A positive, pro-active attitude and ability to contribute in a team environment
  • Highly organised, flexible and able to adapt to deadlines
  • Excellent English spoken and written, professional phone manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential. Proficiency in Xero, CMAP, Adobe InDesign is an advantage. 
  • Must have legal right to work in the UK

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out your interest in the role, salary expectations and availability to start work to hello@turner.works

Application deadline: 21st September 2022

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in week commencing 26th September.

Due to volume of applications we will not contact non-shortlisted candidates. 

Turner Works is an equal opportunities employer.

Gort Scott: Revit Architect

Highly proficient Revit/BIM person needed, preferably with Part 3 qualification at Gort Scott

Gort Scott is looking for a highly proficient Revit/BIM person who has preferably passed their Part 3 qualification to become an Architect. Ideally you would be able to start immediately. Housing experience an advantage, although not essential.

We are an architecture and urban design practice with a focus on how buildings and places create the setting for connections between people. We are attuned to working and thinking at different scales, from one-off houses to planning pieces of city and in both the public and private sectors. We are inspired by the contexts in which we work and develop propositions that resonate with them.

We recognise the link between equality and quality, both in our practice and in the projects that we design. At our self-built Bermondsey studio, we have grown to an international community of over 30 members within a gender-diverse team. We are members of the London Practice Forum and Londonon, collectives for collaboration, research and knowledge-exchange. We are co-founders of RE-SET-GO a paid workplace experience and mentoring programme established with the mission of diversifying architecture practices.

We are committed to working urgently to make the massive changes needed to end the built environment’s contribution to the climate and ecological emergency. This is integral to our wider purpose to create healthy environments for better connections between people, now and for the future.

For more details and to submit your CV, please email joinus@gortscott.com or visit https://gortscott.com/vacancies.

No CVs over 5MB

Application deadline: 5th August 2022

Gort Scott is an equal opportunities employer and particularly encourages applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and women candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the architecture profession. We take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing offering a range of benefits.