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BlackSofa is a brand new type of architectural recruitment agency. A new fresh approach, yet with years of experience behind it.

At the core of our approach is a fabulous line up of talent. Every member of our team comes with almost unbeatable credentials; in fact the team has over 50 years combined top-flight architectural and recruitment experience.

The foundations for our future success will come from a very simple philosophy: only hire the very best so we can give you the very best.

Giving you the very best means building careers that go way beyond expectations.


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HR Manager (13251)



£40,000 - £45,000


An AJ100, multi award winning architecture practice that is widely regarded as one of the best studios to work for in the UK would like to appoint a new HR Manager.


Based out of the North London office, this vital position within the business will cover all aspects of HR for both the employees in the London and Manchester studios.  From owning the recruitment process, staff reviews, preparing and managing welfare/admin budgets and updating all HR systems and processes this is a busy and varied role.


Overseeing the induction process, assisting with CPD’s, ensuring GDPR compliance will all be duties under your guidance. You will be a strong voice on HR strategy and help stir the business in the right way so that they are a leader in HR within the architecture industry.


The role requires a solid understanding of employment law and HR Processes, excellent communications and organisational skills as well as a high level of attention to detail.  It would also be hugely beneficial to have worked in the architecture industry in a similar role previously.


This is a truly fantastic opportunity to join an industry forerunner who is at the top of their game.


For more information please get in touch with us ASAP!

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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A Human Touch

Steve Buss 19th Jun 2020

Recently, I’ve read a few accounts concerning frustrations around receiving ‘automated responses’, in particular rejection emails for jobs applied for.

In these unprecedented times, many people who are not so lucky to be working deserve a dignified response with a human feel.  Rejection is painful enough, so let’s not under-estimate the impact this can have on morale.

That said, we also have to appreciate that, given the volume of applications for some companies, it’s not always possible to give personalised feedback.  However, we could do well to find a balance and where possible promote a mindful and individual approach.

Right now, it’s a complex picture out there, notwithstanding the uncertainty concerning how and when markets will recover.

A little empathy goes a long way, as does a personal human touch!