Associate to take a leading role within the business

Job details

Posted Friday 26 April 2024
Location London
Job type Permanent
Discipline Associate
Reference 1621
Recruiter Name Margarida Araujo

Our client is a small practice based in Spitalfields that is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic project/team leader with excellent management, design and technical skills to join their Senior Team to head up delivery and take an active part in the development of the Practice.

The ideal candidate will combine strong professional skills and personal initiative with an interest in the business of architecture. You will be an ambassador for the practice, with excellent communication skills, comfortable networking and presenting to potential clients and existing stakeholders and consultant teams as well as managing and delivering project work. As a member of the management team, you will take responsibility for specific areas as well as contributing to the management of the practice.

This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to progress from leading multiple projects and teams to a more strategic role in an ambitious mixed-use practice.

They are looking for:

  • A strong, versatile all-rounder looking to commit to a new challenge.
  • A talented designer, with a solid portfolio that demonstrates creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of projects in different sectors and of varying size from inception to completion (a minimum of 7 years of post-qualification experience).
  • Proven ability to manage projects and people, sensitively and constructively.
  • Proficiency in REVIT and AutoCad, experience of BIM coordination would be an advantage.
  • ARB Registered, with knowledge and experience of dealing with contracts.
  • An interest in the business of architecture.
  • The permanent right to live and work in the UK.

The right candidate will be closely aligned with their values:

  • Client focused: Believe in bringing solutions not problems and ready to go the extra mile.
  • Professional: Committed to achieving and maintaining high professional standards – organised, systematic and detail orientated.
  • Team oriented: A straightforward communicator and sincere team player; able to motivate and manage other team members constructively; initiate and build rapport and strong external working relationships.
  • Creative and pragmatic: Versatile with a positive attitude and willingness to get stuck in.
  • Committed to learning: Adaptable, open to feedback, others’ opinions and new ideas.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Delivery lead, providing professional oversight, guidance and advice to other team members.
  • The opportunity to work on projects at all stages.
  • Ensure projects are managed to a professional standard and in accordance with their procedures. 
  • Support other teams in any capacity that is required.

Business development:

  • Work with the Directors to generate new work, fee proposals and programmes.
  • Manage and develop client relationships.

Practice Management:

  • Contribute to the management and development of the Practice as part of the Senior Team.
  • Lead on specific strategic professional matters (e.g. CDM and BIM).

They offer:

  • The opportunity to work as part of a dedicated, inclusive and collaborative team.
  • A voice in the management and direction of the practice.
  • A competitive salary DOE
  • A generous benefit package including pension, life and critical illness insurance.
  • Great holiday allowance: 28 days holiday (including Christmas shut down), plus public holidays.
  • Additional long service leave and benefits.