Designer - Office Interiors

How to apply

Please complete the Brent Works registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.

 

 

Job Title Designer - Office Interiors 
Location
South Wales
Reference Code
RO2611/ BW537
Contract hours

Full time, permanent - flexible and home working is possible 

Salary Starting at £22K, this is negotiable depending on experience for the right candidate.
Number of vacancies

Estimated start date

Will be confirmed at the interview 

Application closing date 7 December 2018

Summary

We are a sustainable fit-out company disrupting the office furniture industry by creating wonderful offices at 80% less environmental impact and half the cost of furnishings made from virgin resources. Our ambition is to become a successful global furniture and fit-out company, and with a structurally lower cost base, vertical integration and our purpose-driven approach through our circular economy business model, we are positively impacting the world and rapidly disrupting the office furniture market.

We design wonderful offices which incorporate re-manufactured office furniture, recycled building products, plants that clean toxins from the air, biophilia and a range of other sustainable features. With our number of projects in South Wales rapidly increasing, we are looking to hire our first full time staff member based in South Wales. Specifically, we are looking for a Designer who shares our passion for creating beautiful, sustainable offices. You may be an Interior Designer, Architect or have a similar background with the ability to lead and manage a project from first client meeting to completion. This is an important role, as you the Designer will be the key representative for the company in Wales, working with customers, suppliers and contractors. You will be responsible for client relationship management, design development, design documentation, and project delivery and as you will be the key representation for the company in Wales you must be comfortable interacting with clients, working with them to identify their office requirements, including colour and design preferences, and turn the concept into a design for client presentation.

We expect that this role would suit an individual with at least 3 to 5 years of residential or office design experience who is looking to broaden their skills and step up to lead projects. Our head office is in London and you will occasionally spend time there learning the business, especially when you first join the company. Most days you will be working from home or on client sites in south Wales. We are committed to sustainability and having a positive impact in the environment and you will learn leading edge biophilic and sustainability design practices from our Senior Designer who has been at the forefront of sustainable design for 20 years. We will also develop your knowledge of sustainable furnishings.

The role and responsibilities

  • Overseeing the entire design and installation of each project from concept to completion, working with our passionate re-manufacturing and installation teams
  • Meeting with prospective clients and understanding their requirements
  • Working collaboratively with clients to design their offices
  • Creating drawings on CAD
  • Selecting colours and fabrics
  • Writing proposals, including specifications, bill of materials and pricing
  • Sourcing furnishings
  • Overseeing the installation, which will be done by our talented installations team
  • Managing subcontractors
  • Managing multiple projects in parallel
  • Representing the business at events and promoting its services to generate new enquiries. Note that we do not sell what we do – instead we educate clients and they choose us due to our strong value proposition

Skills and experience

  • Passionate about creating a more sustainable world
  • Well organised, able to lead multiple projects in parallel while using a structured approach to deliver on every promise
  • Commercially astute with strong attention to detail
  • Practical and creative, and understands how furniture, flooring, colours and fabrics interact to bring a vision to fruition
  • Comfortable interacting with clients and explaining the logic behind your design
  • At ease working with clients from different sectors such as government, commercial and not-for-profit
  • A degree or Masters in Interior Design or Architecture
  • A valid UK driving licence

Closing Date: 7th December 2018
CV Review Date: 
December 2018
Possible Interview Date: TBC

Please note that the employer would like you to submit a cover note explaining why you are suitable for this role along with your CV and application.

How to apply

Please complete the Brent Works registration form and email along with your CV to brent.works@brent.gov.uk.

Please ensure you submit the completed form with your CV, or your application will not be processed. The Equality and Diversity Monitoring section of the application is voluntary.