Operational Director (Architect) for a private residential practice in London

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London (Greater)
£65,000 - £75,000
01 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time


Operational Director (Architect) for a private residential practice in London 

£65,000 - £75,000

On behalf of a very well established but small studio we are currently seeking to hire a talented qualified Architects with a mimimm of 10 years PQE. 

This is a brand new position within the company that has growth aspirations. 

  Key responsibilities  

  • Manage the team of 5 to 10 people including outsourcing
  • Work as MD’s right-hand person
  • To deliver excellent projects
  • Creating, developing and improving business procedures
  • To develop and implement a strategy aimed at delivering an outstanding customer service, while being efficient and profitable
  • To develop the companies reputation as an employer of choice and foster an environment of inspiration, motivation and continuous learning and development for all employees
  • Improve the knowledge and skills of the team


 A skilled architect

  • A creative designer able to run residential projects through all RIBA stages.
  • Experience in London high-end residential (single family houses and small developments) and commercial projects.
  • Strong AutoCAD skills essential.
  • Designing initial phases of all architectural projects
  • Supervising Project Development throughout all stages


Client relationship management

  • Ensure client satisfaction at each stage of the project.
  • Submitting report of the project at on a regular basis to the client and team.
  • Keeping the client up to date at every step of the project, getting their approval for the next stage.


Team Management

  • Manage team members and project’s KPIs
  • Lead, manage and coach staff to support their development and progression
  • Set objectives for employees ensuring that these are SMART
  • Supervise the team and carry out regular design checks
  • Coordinating the design team to organise all parts of the project. This is to include any local or outsourced team
  • Ensure the team manage their time effectively so that the projects are profitable
  • Running weekly team meetings
  • Understanding of priorities both client’s and financials
  • Implementing assessment tools for staff in trial period and afterwards, ensure accountability
  • Responsibility for sourcing and appointing high calibre candidates
  • Develop relationships with key people / companies to support the flow of quality candidates
  • Ensure recruitment processes are robust and legally compliant
  • Coordinate employees’ appraisals


 Please get in touch with julian.robinson@sketchrecruitment.com for more information, knowing your details will be handled confidentially.   

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