RCKa: Graphic Designer, Part 2 Architectural Assistant and Studio Assistant

RCKa is looking to fill three positions within its central London studio: a Studio Assistant, Graphic Designer, and Part 2 Architectural Assistant.

Job descriptions for each of these roles are as follows:

Graphic Designer (Full Time)

RCKa architects has an exciting opportunity for a graphic designer with a minimum of 1 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 and vibrant 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 role. Salary £31,500 – £34,500 depending on experience.

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 instragram, twitter and LinkedIn
  • Design and manage production of quarterly newsletter and other digital marketing campaigns
  • Design and manage production of hard copy marketing materials
  • Prepare diagrams, illustrations and infographics to support bid documents, public consultation presentations and project reports
  • Other ad-hoc design requirements such as invitations and Christmas cards and photo editing

Skills/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.
  • WordPress experience is desirable.

Part 2 Architectural Assistant (Full Time)

RCKa is looking for a Part 2 Architectural Assistant to join our growing team, to work on a range of exciting residential, community, education, and masterplanning projects.

Applicants should have a good working knowledge of AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Experience with Revit would be useful, but not essential. Some understanding of UK housing design and policy would also be well received.

We are also looking for someone who will embrace our healthy, supportive and inclusive office culture.

This is a full time, permanent position, attracting an annual salary of £28,500, and we will support the successful candidate in working towards full qualification and a long-term role within the studio through a transparent and structured progression plan.

Studio Assistant (Full Time)

RCKa is looking for a studio assistant to provide administrative support for our team and to ensure the smooth running of the studio. This is a role which will develop with the practice – we want to invest in someone with a positive attitude who is looking for a long-term career with RCKa and has the enthusiasm and vision to grow into and help define the role. 

This is a varied role and will suite candidates who enjoy working on multiple tasks at one time and want to develop their skills to suit their interests.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Responsibilities will include

  • Answering telephone calls and all ‘front-of-house’ duties
  • Coordinating directors’ diaries and providing assistance and support to the directors
  • Project administration
  • Managing and purchasing office materials and supplies
  • Managing marketing material and images
  • Arranging events
  • Website administration 

Qualities

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Able to take the initiative in developing new office procedures
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Conscientious and creative
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress experience is desirable, but not a prerequisite
  • Experience in office management and administration is not essential – we are looking for the someone with the right attitude who can grow into the role. 

This is a full-time permanent role. Salary £24,000 – £26,250 depending on experience.

How to Apply

Please send a brief CV and letter explaining why you think you would be suitable for the role for which you are applying, in PDF format only, 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 

We will not accept applications from agencies. 

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer and London Living Wage employer and adheres to the Principles & Ethical Charter of the London Practice Forum. 

Please refer to RCKa’s Employee Value Proposition to learn more about the benefits of being a member of the team.

RCKa: 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.

RCKa: Architect, Architectural Technician and Part II Architectural Assistant

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 & Etchical Charter. We are an equal opportunities 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.

Architectural Technician

Fixed term contract (with possibility to extend) start ASAP to end August. Immediate start.

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce Revit drawing / model info as relevant to the RIBA stage of the project
  • Undertake daily model maintenance
  • Weekly handling of incoming and outgoing models between architects and project team for coordination and clash detection. Includes preparation and issuing of architectural models
  • Handling of CAD information generated internally or by external sources to link into Revit – DWG and 3DM
  • Modelling and drawing production in Revit to help the team meet deadlines in a time-efficient manner

Skills/knowledge required:

  • Revit: minimum of three years’ experience. Must demonstrate the ability to build high quality content and working knowledge of how standards and processes impact team performance
  • AutoCAD: basic level of competency essential. Sufficient knowledge required to support cleaning and linking of information with Revit
  • Sketchup: basic level of competency essential to translate models into Revit
  • Design coordination: experience with automated clash detection
  • Knowledge of UK building regulations and construction detailing
  • A degree in architectural technology or a related subject
  • Experience working on different RIBA work stages from concept to completion
  • Experience using the Autodesk cloud (A360 / Autodesk Drive) for coordination with consultants.

Architect

RCKa is looking for an architect with a minimum of 2 years post Part III UK experience. You will initially deputise on a project team, delivering a specialist residential project through stage 2a to 4a.

A track record of leading projects / packages of work through all project stages, from inception to completion, is essential. Knowledge of Autodesk Revit, and the Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

Immediate start.

Part II Architectural Assistant

We are looking for the right person 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 stage 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.

RCKa – CAD/BIM Technician & HR/Comms Lead

Exciting opportunity for talented staff to join our friendly creative team 

RCKa is an expanding, people-focused practice of architects, urban designers and policy makers. Our ambition is to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, support the creation of cohesive communities, and help wider society meet its economic, social and environmental objectives.

We work across sectors and are specifically looking for support for some exciting new projects that include a new landscape-led SEND school for the Children’s Trust, a variety of specialist residential schemes including intergenerational and airspace developments, infill and larger-scale housing up to 150 new homes, rural masterplanning, public engagement, co-design and community centres. 

We are on the lookout for two new members of staff with specialist skills to join our growing team.

CAD / BIM Technician

Key responsibilities: 

  • Undertake daily model maintenance
  • Weekly handling of incoming and outgoing models between architects and project team, including preparation and issuance of architectural models
  • Document project-specific processes as required where this will aid the team
  • Handling of CAD information generated internally or by external sources to link into Revit – DWG and 3DM
  • Modelling and drawing production in both Revit and AutoCad to help the team meet deadlines in a time-efficient manner
  • Updating and maintaining Revit library including families and typical details
  • Testing plugins and other software
  • Set-up of project files – review and best advise how individual projects are to be set-up and arranged in Revit
  • Work with BIM strategist to improve RCKa internal systems
  • Offer day to day guidance to other staff on use of software – e.g. informal tutorials, “how to” guides and so on
  • Assist in preparation of BIM execution plans for individual projects

Skills/knowledge required:

  • Revit: minimum of three years’ experience. Must demonstrate the ability to build high quality content and working knowledge of how standards and processes impact team performance
  • AutoCAD/Microstation: basic level of competency essential. Sufficient knowledge required to support cleaning and linking of information with Revit
  • Sketchup: basic level of competency essential to translate models into Revit
  • Design coordination: experience with automated clash detection
  • Knowledge of UK building regulations and construction detailing
  • A degree in architectural technology or a related subject
  • Experience working on different RIBA work stage from concept to completion

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Portfolio

Salary commensurate with experience.

HR & Comms Lead

Key responsibilities:

  • A dual focus on HR matters and communications
  • An empathetic and independent first point of contact for HR matters
  • Management of our external HR support providers
  • Producing a range of creative writing from website/social media content to project pitches and bids
  • Manage and assist in securing PR opportunities including press articles, public speaking events etc.

Skills/knowledge required:

  • Interest / experience in HR matters
  • Excellent creative writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter
  • CV

Provided the key responsibilities are delivered upon – we are open to shaping the role around an individual’s interests and skills.

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send application info in PDF format only 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. Given the volume of emails we receive, we will strictly enforce these requirements.

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 and a signatory to the LPF Principles & Ethical Charter

RCKa – Part II Architectural Assistant

RCKa has an exciting opportunity for a recently-graduated Part II Architectural Assistant with experience of working in the UK.  

We are looking for the right person to join our friendly and collaborative London studio to help us design and deliver a wide range of innovative residential, education, healthcare and community schemes. Current projects include a new zero-carbon retirement village in Chester, two Community Land Trust housing projects in south London, a new school for the Children’s Trust in Surrey and a cultural co-location strategy and neighbourhood plan for Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Revit experience is desirable, as is some understanding of UK housing. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications will also be a benefit.

How to Apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only 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.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer, and abides by the London Practice Forum Principles & Ethical Charter.

RCKa – Senior Architect

RCKa has an exciting opportunity for a project architect with a minimum of 3 years’ post Part III UK experience.  

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

A track record of leading a team and delivering projects of £1m+ through all project stages, from inception to completion, is essential.

Revit competence is desirable.

How to Apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only 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.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer, and abides by the London Practice Forum Principles & Ethical Charter.

RCKa – Part 2 Assistants and Project Architects

We have a range of exciting new projects in the office and are looking for talented architects and post-part 2 architectural assistants to join our team.

Architects should have a year or two’s post-part 3 experience, and a good understanding of housing design would be useful.

For both positions knowledge of Autodesk Revit/Microstation and the Adobe Creative Suite would also be a significant advantage.

How to apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only 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 so please don’t send them. Given the volume of emails we receive, we will strictly enforce these requirements.

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

RCKa architects
29-31 Cowper Street
London
EC2A 4AT

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

We will not accept applications from agencies so please don’t try to call us.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the LPF Principles & Ethical Charter.