Director - Workplace Interiors

This is an unique opportunity to be instrumental in the growth of one of the world's most established practices.
  • Salary: £90000-120,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Interiors
  • Job Ref: 49509

About this role

This London practice is looking to grow its existing workplace division to the size of its other divisions.  The interiors team will work alongside the architects but will also work independently of them and this position is to establish that team. The director of workplace will set the design direction, grow and lead the team while winning new work. This a demanding role and there is an accordingly competitive package available.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the practice director, you will contribute to the management and growth of the workplace 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 workplace 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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