Head of Design at Developer - Education and residential schemes

£50,000 - £60,000
05 May 2021
30 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Design at Developer - Education schemes 

£50,000 - £60,000


Close to station and commutable from zone 2 (south) in 25 minutes 

Parking also available 

We are working with a high end commercial and residential developer that is looking to bring design in house whilst still working very collaboratively with the external architects. 

This company is contracted to develop and deliver 50 new early year nurseries with their commercial partner over the next 3 years, whilst also developing small to medium size high end residential blocks in and around London, Kent and Surrey.   The nurseries are an award winning nursery provider in the South East with a reputation for providing high-quality education environments. The new plan of development will involve working with both existing buildings and new-build sites to create high-quality nurseries.

Key responsibilities:

·Manage the day-to-day running of projects through the design stages (RIBA Stages 0-4), including both projects designed and delivered in-house and projects undertaken by external consultants 


·Work closely with the site acquisition team to provide early-stage feasibility input for new sites


·Work closely with the in-house contracting team to provide design and technical input during RIBA Stages 5-6


·Liaise with external design team consultants, suppliers and local authorities


Skills and experience:

·Qualified architect or Part 2 architectural designer with a minimum of five years’ professional experience


·Have a passion for education design and residential development


·Have job-running experience at all RIBA work stages


·Detailed knowledge of UK planning, building regulations and construction


·Excellent written and verbal English


·Highly organised, pro-active and a strong communicator


·Proficiency in Adobe suite (inc. InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator) and Autodesk software (AutoCAD and revit advantageous  


·Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction


This is a great opportunity with a hugely reputable group with strong annual turnover and a dynamic team of 35 people supporting the business.

They are looking for someone who can take the design to the next level and you will be working very closely with the external architectural company to collaboratively design and deliver to the highest quality.  For someone wanting that team environment but also the ownership and support, this opportunity will provide that.    Please get in touch with julian.robinson@sketchrecruitment.com for more information.   

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