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.

We Made That: Head of People, Head of Bidding and New Business, Practice Administrator

We Made That is at a pivotal point in our evolution and expect our team to grow in the coming year as we expand our impact and influence, alongside cementing our focus as a B Corporation.

We’re therefore seeking a freshly recalibrated support team, including a new Head of People, Head of Bidding and New Business, as well as a Practice Administrator all capable of working alongside the practice partners and senior management team.

These exciting roles are based in Bermondsey, London, but with added hybrid working options and flexible working hours policy in addition to a wide range of benefits.

Head of People

Are you a people-centred HR professional with experience of growing high performing teams?

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced culture champion to develop a people strategy and implement its successful delivery within our highly motivated team of architects, urban designers, researchers and wider support staff.

The ideal candidate for the new Head of People position will lead the development and implementation of a new people strategy that supports the practice in achieving its vision, mission and impact goals. You will support the professional development and wellbeing of the whole team and work with us to develop a well-defined, people-focused company culture.

Salary guide: £40,750 – £48,000 per annum (plus company benefits)

Read the full job description and apply now

Head of Bidding and New Business

Are you a bid manager with expertise in public sector procurement that wants to secure work and deliver public good?

We are seeking a knowledgeable and ambitious bid manager and new business coordinator with previous experience in similar roles in the UK to help us grow the practice. We are looking for a proactive, organised, flexible, hands-on individual with a can-do attitude to undertake tasks related to new business and to coordinate bids and submissions.

The ideal candidate will be capable of working closely with the practice leadership to support the acquisition of new projects, prioritise opportunities and coordinate successful bid submissions from start to finish for public sector contracts.

Salary guide: £40k+ per annum/ Negotiable dependent on experience (plus company benefits).

Read the full job description and apply now

Practice Administrator

Are you a motivated and energetic administrator with an interest in architecture and design?

We are seeking an experienced and career-minded Practice Administrator for our growing team. You should be resourceful and committed with an attention to detail, tenacity and thoroughness in administration and support. Prior professional experience in the built environment, architecture and design sectors is a desirable advantage.

The ideal candidate will be capable of working closely with the practice. The role is incredibly varied, so adaptability and flexibility will be required to meet the wide spectrum of requirements, which span hands-on practical tasks to ensure the smooth running of the office, through to financial administration, office management and broader support.

Salary guide: £28,000 – £35,000 per annum (plus company benefits)

Read the full job description and apply now

Benefits

On top of a competitive salary, we offer staff a wide range of benefits: hybrid working options, flexible working hours policy, pension and enhanced parental leave provision, profit share, paid professional memberships, training opportunities, cycle-to-work scheme, and an interest-free TfL season ticket loan. Our growing internal wellbeing and activities programme includes social events and field trips, as well as wider support.

Equal opportunities

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and would ideally be available to start in July 2022. We Made That is London Living Wage accredited, an equal opportunities employer and supporter of the Mayor’s Fund for London Diversity Pledge.

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 the job title.

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

Deadline

Deadline for applications is 30.06.2022. Early applications are encouraged.

We Made That: Architect, Senior Architectural Assistant, Architectural Assistant

Architect (+3 years post Part III)

We Made That is looking for an experienced architect with knowledge of progressive regeneration to join our growing team in our London or Manchester office. We Made That is delivering an increasing number of large masterplanning projects and influential spatial strategies with stages moving towards delivery and seek a candidate capable of leading projects and progressing within the practice. This new team member should be fluent at operating at a senior level and have a desire to work alongside the practice partners and senior management team. You will be driven by wanting to help create equitable places through impactful projects.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for devising – and implementing – strategy and delivery projects at a range of scales across the UK. In doing so the ideal candidate will be responsible for leading small project teams and supporting the practice’s approach and values.

Deadline for application is 31.01.2022

Job description here

Senior Architectural Assistant (Part II)

We Made That are looking for a skilled Part II architectural assistant to join our practice. The ideal candidate would have a desire to work on urban-scale and town centre strategies, participative co-design projects and early stages of architectural and public realm project development. You will be driven by wanting to help create equitable places through incisive research and impactful projects.

Deadline for application is 31.01.2022

Job description here

Architectural Assistant (Part I)

We Made That are looking for a skilled Part I architectural assistant to join our practice. The ideal candidate would have a desire to work on urban-scale projects and be comfortable working across a range of sectors.

Deadline for application is 31.01.2022

Job description here

We Made That: Practice Manager

Salary guide: £35,000 – £40,000 per annum plus company benefits structure.

We are seeking an experienced, ambitious and career-minded Practice Manager for our growing team. You should be capable of working alongside the practice partners, senior management team and other support assistants. Prior professional experience in the built environment, architecture and design sectors is a desirable advantage.

We are seeking an experienced, ambitious and career-minded Practice Manager for our growing team of architects, urban designers and researchers based in Bermondsey, London. We are a Certified B Corporation® and meet the highest standards of social and environmental impact.

You should be capable of working alongside the practice partners, senior management team and other support assistants. Prior professional experience in the built environment, architecture and design sectors is a
desirable advantage.

Our projects are diverse and as such, the position of Practice Manager is likely to be an extremely varied role which will include Office Management, HR and Financial Management. You should have an excellent command of written and spoken English, as well as being organised and able to manage time efficiently.

The ideal candidate will meet these requirements as well as having prior experience of practice management at a small/ medium-sized professional services business.

We anticipate the role to be full-time, but welcome candidates who have flexible working hours needs. Salary will be negotiable for exceptional candidates.

Key roles will include:

  • Financial management: invoicing, financial analysis & planning, book-keeping
  • General administration: managing office systems & QA
  • HR: resourcing, recruiting administration
  • Impact: understanding environmental and social performance aspects of our work

Essential skills:

  • Financial literacy ranging from invoicing to budget management
  • Relevant professional experience within a practice management role
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign
  • Literacy in MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Ability to multi-task and work against tight deadlines

Desired skills:

  • Copywriting skills and the ability to communicate ideas succinctly
  • Degree or qualification in a relevant creative or business subject
  • An ambition and propensity to help shape a growing practice
  • Qualification or experience in business management/ finance

The successful candidate will be calm, friendly, organised, commercially aware, and a good communicator as you will be in daily contact with clients.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and would ideally be available to start in January 2022.

We Made That is London Living Wage accredited and an equal opportunities employer.

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 ‘Practice Manager’.

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

Deadline for application is 13.12.2021.

We Made That: Senior Architect / Urban Designer, Urban Research Assistant & Urban Researcher / Senior Urban Researcher

Senior Architect / Urban Designer (Project Leader)

The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading small project teams in delivering masterplanning projects, influential spatial strategies and large scale public delivery projects across the capital and the UK. Job description here.


Urban Research Assistant

The ideal candidate will have a desire to work on a number of live research and strategy projects, assisting with quantitative and qualitative analysis. Job description here.


Urban Researcher/ Senior Urban Researcher

The ideal candidate will have a desire to lead live research and strategy projects, and support our team in understanding the environmental and social impact of our work. Job description here.


Deadline for applications is 30th September 2021. See more information in each of the job descriptions.

We Made That is London Living Wage accredited and an equal opportunities employer. We are keen that our practice reflects the diversity of communities we design for, and welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups.

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We Made That – Senior Urban Designer / Architectural Assistant / Studio & Bid Coordinator

Are you driven by wanting to help create equitable cities through incisive research and impactful projects? One of these three positions could be for you:

Senior Urban Designer (Projects Leader)

The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering masterplans and area strategies at a range of scales across the capital and the UK and will be responsible for leading small project teams. Job description here.

Architectural Assistant (Part I/II)

The ideal candidate will have a desire to work on urban-scale strategies, participative co-design projects and early stages of architectural project development. Job description here.

Studio and Bid Coordinator

The ideal candidate would have previous public sector bidding experience and enjoy a collaborative environment alongside a highly motivated team of architects, urban designers, researchers and admin staff. Job description here.

Deadline for applications is 18th April 2021. See more information in each of the job descriptions.

We Made That is London Living Wage accredited and an equal opportunities employer. We are keen that our practice reflects the diversity of communities we design for, and welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups.

RE―SET―GO

The London Practice Forum is delighted to be supporting the RE―SET―GO programme which launches this week.

Initiated by LPF member-practice We Made That, RE—SET—GO has secured support funding from Stride, which campaigns to build networks that inspire imaginations, encourage collaboration and the exchange of knowledge. Backed by the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth, the £85,000 pilot programme launches this week. It will give more than 150 individuals from under-represented backgrounds in these boroughs the experience, skills and connections to prepare for employment in architecture practice.

The architectural profession has been growing faster than any other creative industry in London but structural issues and a poor track record persists and results in a lack of diversity within the industry. Only 7% of all registered architects are people from BAME backgrounds, 37% of all architect jobs in London are held by women and 90% of jobs in the creative economy were done by people in more advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Despite the built environment’s influence on all of our everyday lives, women and Black, Asian and multi-ethnic groups are still under-represented in the professions that shape it. This bias in who gets to shape the cities we live and work in must be corrected. RE—SET—GO will therefore target early career stage individuals (16-24 years old), as well as those seeking to establish independent businesses.

This programme is led by Southwark-based practice We Made That, coordinating with two other female-led architectural practices based in south London; IF-DO and Gort Scott, on programme leadership. The London Practice Forum will provide employment partners from its network of 21 member practices, providing mentoring, work placements and workshops.

RE—SET—GO will make space for excluded voices and pilot ways to build more progressive and representative architectural communities. A number of activities will operate over the coming year, including paid work experience; participative workshops; knowledge exchange events; and 1-to-1 mentoring sessions to support future generations of architects, designers and architecture practices.

Work placements are paid a minimum of the London Living Wage, and all participants are supported by Zone 1-3 travel and subsistence stipend across all activities.

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We Made That – Architectural Assistant and Urban Research Assistant

We Made That are looking for two new team members to join the practice: a skilled Part I Architectural Assistant and an early-career Urban Research Assistant with a minimum degree level qualification in urban studies/economics/geography or a similar related discipline.

Architectural Assistant (part I)

The role includes working on urban-scale strategies, participative co-design projects and early stages of project development. You must be a talented designer and have good technical knowledge with a great eye for presentation. Excellent communication skills and a desire to contribute to lively creative & productive team working required. Job description pdf.

Urban Research Assistant

The role includes contributing fieldwork and desk- based data auditing to a number of research commissions spanning spaces of culture industry and employment. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research design and methods a conscientious approach to research and the ability to build manage and analyse large datasets. Job description pdf.

Deadline for applications is 25th May 2020 and details of how to apply can be found in the job description pdfs above.

We Made That – Urban Research Projects Leader / Associate

We are looking for an experienced urban researcher with knowledge of the London regeneration landscape to join our growing team in our London office. We are seeking a new team member at a senior level capable of working alongside the practice partners and senior management team. The ideal candidate will have experience in undertaking quantitative and qualitative research through analytical and engaged processes. The role includes contributing fieldwork, desk-based data auditing and strategy development spanning spaces of culture, industry and employment.

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