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White Space
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Closing date
8 May 2024

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Job position
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Architect, Project Architect, Senior Management

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Are you an Associate Architect looking for a new role in Oxford?




This long-standing chartered client provides a full range of design, engineering and consultancy services to the build environment.  Sectors include central and local government, housing, education, health, transport, defence, commercial property, and retail, They are a top 50 multi disciplinary practice and have been helping clients deliver solutions for nearly 30 years gathering awards and accreditations including investors in people.  People are at the forefront of this practice and they are dedicated to continuous growth and education for their employees, embracing a culture of nurturing talents and improving skills through comprehensive training programmes and further education opportunities.


Every individual is valued, encouraged and supported and we encourage employees to engage with our managers and senior level staff through our open-door attitude.




As an Associate Architect, you will be responsible for architectural design; co-ordination of Design Team & contract administration for assigned projects; key commercial activities; and Business Development. You will specialise in the application of building science and technology on architectural, interiors and construction projects and be recognised as having specialist skills that enable you to manage the design process and to use your technical knowledge & expertise to provide innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions. As a Qualified and ARB Chartered Architect, you will be continually working to further enhance your knowledge in the application of design, building science and technology on architectural and construction projects. Key to the role is a focus on “delivery” and playing an active, mentoring and lead role in the delivery of our technical work - promoting and displaying technical competency in both BIM and Revit. In addition, you will have a good working knowledge and experience of negotiating and managing the development of a construction project. You will also have negotiated and manages all aspects of architectural and construction contracts, using traditional, partnering, design & build and other appropriate methods. You will also recognise the significance of the post construction aspects of the project – Soft Landings, etc.




About you




  • Obtained a first & second degree and RIBA Part III (or equivalent approved). An enthusiasm to develop your design and technical skills and a real interest in the Architectural profession. A minimum of 15 years of professional practice post ARB Certification. An excellent understanding and thorough business knowledge of the Architectural field. Excellent experience in CAD / REVIT / BIM, in a recognised Industry Standard Format, including 3D graphics and presentation relevant basic software (update training will be given as required). Excellent REVIT and AutoCAD skills (update training will be given as required). A minimum of BIM Level 2 experience (training will be given as required). An established skill of maintaining excellent client relationships, becoming competent in key client management as a tool towards developing future business. REQUIREMENTS AND First and Second degrees (amounting to exemption to RIBA Parts I & II) and RIBA Part III or equivalent. ARB Certification. A positive working attitude with good communication skills and flexibility in thoughts and actions; Commercial awareness in both the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility accepted; Be enthusiastic, pro–active, flexible and adaptive in achieving team goals, targets, and change requirements; Able to influence and collaborate with other managers and direct reports; Provide others in our teams with a clear sense of purpose and direction, stimulating a productive team climate where members participate and feel involved; Put cases across with impact and conviction, whilst presenting facts clearly and logically; • Provide feedback and encourage others to contribute ideas and opinions; Able to maintain a balance between driving people and releasing their potential; Project a strong sense of confidence and ability to handle difficult situations and achieve successful results; Display persistence, determination and energy in overcoming obstacles; • Fully understand business activities & relationships across the Market Sector and the wider Frankham Group and promote our Company brand and views; Influence and support commercial policies, by understanding gross margin performance needs and be able to read and understand contracts; Ability to put together and deliver logical and influential presentations; Be confident in professional communication with both external and internal customers; Demonstrate effective working relationships with all disciplines.

If this is you then apply within or contact me directly to discuss. 



We are a bunch of straightforward, knowledgable and empathetic individuals who are passionate about architecture and the people who occupy this space.  Ultimately we see our job as to listen, to care, to connect and to challenge.  We are not backward in coming forward and aim to work closely with all of our clients and candidates to achieve the best outcomes possible.  Our mantra is to find the right solution for every role that we work on and for every person that we represent.


White Space is a connected, results focused and creative recruitment consultancy that cares.  With decades of specialist architecture and design recruitment experience between us we are fully plugged-in to our markets.  We know who to talk to and how to get there.  We recruit for some of the biggest names in architecture and a lot more besides.  Whether your dream is to work for a big name practice or a small up and coming outfit (or anything in between), or if you are a client needing to gain access to untapped talent, then we can help you achieve it.


To us it is not so much about sales, more about having a great relationship with you that leads to the perfect solution that you deserve.  Give us a try, the process will be fun and you won't be disappointed.


Company info
020 3897 7700
WeWork Old Street
145 City Road

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