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Group Director Architect - Seniors Living

Join a global family of specialists and showcase your passion and expertise in the Seniors Living sector with this career-defining leadership opportunity.
  • Salary: A$140,000-150,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Sector: Strategic Appointments
  • Job Ref: 47075

About this role


Our client is a leading international architecture and design firm that specialises in a diverse range of sectors and maintains an extremely loyal client base. They are seeking a dedicated Group Director to head their Seniors Living sector across Australia’s southern states. This Melbourne-based position will involve identifying and securing new business opportunities as well as facilitating a community of practice across the company – with a focus on horizon-scanning, research and development, innovation and knowledge-sharing in the Seniors Living sector. For the successful “Thought-Leader”, potential exists for the position to eventually become a national lead role. This is a rare and golden opportunity to head a committed and experienced team in a key leadership role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities and develop and secure new business
  • Design and manage the sector strategy to facilitate the community of practice
  • Lead, mentor and coach the Melbourne team
  • Lead and foster a design culture practice-wide through knowledge-sharing and innovating thinking
  • Develop, build and sustain strong and positive relationships with clients and key partners
  • Actively participate on projects to achieve project outcomes
  • Monitor commercial outcomes in line with business objectives
  • Travel regularly to all studios as a ‘thought-leader’ on the sector

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Architecture
  • Current ARBV Registration
  • 15+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Strong design folio with a focus on the Seniors Living sector
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for the Seniors Living/ Aged-Care sector
  • Demonstrated understanding of the sectors’ broader business drivers, environment and best practice guidelines
  • Business and commercial acumen
  • Ability to bring people together and harness focus and commitment
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills
  • Willingness to work ‘on the tools’ as required

Benefits and Culture

  • Embrace a career-defining leadership opportunity with a global organisation
  • Showcase your expertise in a sector you love
  • Work with a loyal and supportive existing client base
  • Be welcomed and supported by an experienced and passionate team
  • Be rewarded with generous remuneration and recognition

Georgie Brice

Bio: Prior to joining Bespoke in 2011, Georgie was a registered architect and worked with architecture practices in Adelaide and Melbourne on education, commercial and multi-residential projects. She is now principal in the Melbourne office and enjoys engaging with the architecture and design community and utilising her extensive network to bring together the best people.

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