Group Director of Design
Our client is an exciting new British hospitality company, formed following the recent acquisition by a major hotel group. With the vision to create great British hotels that are local at their heart, the new company will be launched in late 2016 as two separate hotel brands - one for the city division and one for the country. Back by substantial investment, the new company will restore many iconic hotels to enhance their original splendour and create destination restaurants and bars that have broad appeal to local residents, businesses and hotel guests.
With a genuine ambition to be ‘best in class,’ this new company presents an amazing opportunity to help realise the vision for a new hotel brand.
We are looking for a Group Director of Design who will create and drive the design strategy for our hotel client. This is a pivotal role in the business, responsible for creating a distinctive look and feel for each hotel and ensuring successful project implementation and post project follow up. As part of this, the Group Director of Design will develop the design concepts, seek board approval for all schemes, liaise with suppliers, oversee the quality of detailed drawings and ensure layouts maximise commercial opportunities. They will also explore value engineering opportunities whilst ensuring quality standards are achieved at all times. Leading an internal and external design and development team, the role will be based at the client’s Harrogate office with nationwide travel.
The Right Candidate
Reporting to the Head of Development for the group, you will be a senior level designer already operating at board level. Coming from an architecture or interior design background, you must have experience in a similar role. With a sound understanding of project budgets and strong technical ability, you must be able to take responsibility for all design elements and manage multiple design projects at once. You need to be both strategic and hands on, comfortable leading and developing large teams and have communication skills that are second to none. Excellent rewards for the right candidate.
Very competitive salary + benefits package