Looking for an Architectural Assistant

27 April 2023 by Darren Leach

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We're on the lookout for an Architectural Assistant (part 1 or 2) to join us in our lovely studio in the heart of the beautiful South Downs, West Sussex. We design buildings that we can all be proud of – happy healthy places that are kind to humans and kind to the planet. And now we need someone to help us in our mission.

We could say it’s an 'exciting opportunity' for you, and we hope it is. But more than that, we want it to be a meeting – and expanding – of minds, a way for our practice to grow, a chance for all of us to absorb new ideas and get rid of old ones. We want to learn from you, and we hope you'll learn from us.

You'll be eased in gently to our larger commercial and residential projects as part of a small team, whilst you hit the ground running and pick up the reins of our smaller (but no less important) residential projects almost straight away. You’ll be a doer as well as a thinker. You won’t be fazed by much, and you’ll be comfortable chatting with our lovely clients. You’ll be a good listener, too. In short, you’ll be a people person, a detail person and a big-picture person.

We hope you’ll be a dab hand at Vectorworks (ideally 3D), SketchUp, V-Ray, Photoshop, InDesign and more. You'll have computer rendering skills, but still happily pick up a pencil, sketch away, and get your ideas across by hand.

You'll have read every word of our website and be as interested in our story as we are in yours.

We hope none of that is too much to ask.

You might not want to work a standard week, and that's fine by us. We know that you've got a life outside of work, and we won’t ask more of you than we ask of ourselves. Our studio – an old pump room – is located not far from Midhurst in the heart of the South Downs. It’s a little off the beaten track, so you’ll need to be able to get there under your own steam, whether that’s on two wheels or four.

You won't need to be at the studio every working day. But however much we love Zoom, we love sitting around a table even more, our studio being an enjoyable place to gather and a place to put our heads together.

We put equal opportunities into practice in every way we can, and we hope it’s clear from our website that we don’t believe in leaving our real selves at the studio door. If you’ve only glanced at our team photo and decided we’re a team of macho guys, we’d like to reassure you that we’re anything but. And we’d love a bit more of a gender balance. In the end, though, we’re looking for the right person, whatever their gender.

If you’ve read this far and you like the sound of us, that’s a great sign. Now we’d like to know more about you.

So here’s what we’d like you to do: leave a 60-second voicemail message telling us why you want to join us, and why we should bring you on board.

Call us on 01730 239576 and leave your message along with your name and phone number (but please no CVs, portfolios or anything else – that’ll be for later).

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