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Head of Design - Mixed Use

It is not often a head of design position becomes available and rarer still at a top design-driven practice.
  • Salary: £62000-70000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Interiors
  • Job Ref: 45607

About this role


One of the AJ100's most popular and sought-after London-based practices are looking for a head of design to take the lead in the interior design division, working predominantly on medium-to-large scale UK-based housing schemes of the highest standard. They're partnered with numerous top-tier developers, delivering stunning buildings across the UK.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the interiors director, you will contribute to the management and growth of the interiors business, with the ability to win work.
  • Driving conceptual design outcomes in the studio, with a strong sense of design leadership.
  • Day-to-day running of the interiors department including allocation and delegation of team members. 
  • Project budgeting, programming and monthly monitoring and reports of resource plans across varying projects. 
  • Client liaison including presentations to existing and new clients.  
  • Leadership guidance to the interior team and the ability to mentor younger staff.
  • Someone who has delivered projects from pitch, to concept, design through to delivery on site.

Skills & Experience

  • Proven experience and expertise across workplace design and implementation.
  • The ability to win work and have strong creative and technical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with exceptional verbal and written communication ability. 
  • Highly organised and adaptable with proven management skills to lead projects and teams. 
  • Ability to take a client brief including facilitating workshops or interviews and preparation of strategic briefs.
  • Ability to develop design into all work stages of the project including brief, concept, developed design, technical design construction, to practical completion - and lead others to produce this work.
  • Ability to identify, manage and resolve project risks.
  • Creative sensibility and strong attention to detail.

Along with the brilliant projects coming out of this practice they are well recognised for the culture that they create. They recognise the contribution of all team members and reward them with pay rises and promotions.

Josh Schot

Bio: Josh has a Masters from the Royal College of Art in Ceramics & Glass and worked for a year as a writer for Ceramic Review, prior to joining Bespoke Careers in 2015. Josh recruits contract and permanent staff for London's leading designers.

+44 (0)207 24 24 909

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