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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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Marketing and Bid Coordinator (12863)

London

Permanent

£0

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A regular big winner of ’employee’ and ‘practice’ of the year awards at  industry award nights is looking to add an experienced Marketing and Bids Coordinator to their incredible studio in Central/East London.

The role will be supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications and the studio’s senior management team with award and project submissions, PR and comms as well as helping with vital marketing strategies. Strong written and communications skills are therefore vital. As is a good working knowledge of InDesign.

If you are looking for a supportive and fun working environment that is known throughout architecture as a great studio to be a part of, look no further than this one! With great benefits such as whole office trips abroad, monthly bake offs, sports teams, private medical, dedicated training budgets per person and much much more this is a really incredible business to join right now.

Sound good? Get in touch for more details!

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Bid Coordinator (13934)

Permanent

£0 - £35,000

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A multi award wining architecture studio in Central/East London with a decorated reputation for design sustainability would like to bring a Bid Coordinator into their Marketing Team.

This role will be a purely bid role working directly with the Partner for New Business so requires some with a good working knowledge of the bids process within the architecture industry and solid way of communicating the practices ethos and values.

This practice is widely known for the huge emphasis it puts on employee welfare with some of the best benefits in the industry available to those who work for them making this a highly desirable position for any experienced or Bid Coordinators.

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Urban Designer (13318)

Reading

Permanent

£22,000 - £35,000

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I am working with a global studio in Reading to search for an Urban Designer/Masterplanner to work on incredible large scale international projects. I am keen to hear from candidates with:

– Atleast 2 years experience of working on medium to large scale complex  masterplanning projects.

– The ability to confidently present to clients and support complex projects

– Strong AutoCAD, Adobe CS, Sketchup and 3D Vizualisation skills, a knowledge of GIS would also be beneficial

If you would like to hear more about this role please call Kerry in the London office on 0207 033 8821 or send your CV and portfolio to kbrown@blacksofalondon.com

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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HR Manager (13251)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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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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Senior Landscape Architect (13455)

Reading

Contract

£0

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We are working with a leading consultancy in Reading to search for TWO Landscape Architects for an initial 6-8 month contract with the option to extend or go permanent.

You will be working closely with the director of Landscape Architecture to take ownership and responsibility for the schematic and detailed design stages of key design areas of the project. You will coordinate directly with a wide variety of engineering, architecture and other design disciplines. This is a fabulous project for your portfolio and an excellent opportunity to learn and develop your skills.This role would suit someone with:

– At least 3 years experience, ideally working on large scale international projects within the MENA region.
– Experience of taking projects through to tender with particular experience in Schematic and detailed design.
– Experience of working with different disciplines such as Architects, Engineers, Lighting and Wayfinding Consultants
– Strong technical design skills (AutoCAD is essential. Revit and GIS beneficial
– Excellent graphic design skills (Adobe suite and PowerPoint)

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Senior Landscape Architect (13456)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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We are working with a leading landscape consultancy in London to search for a number of Senior Landscape Architects due to increased workload. The ideal candidates will:

– Have at least 4 years experience working on UK projects
– Be chartered or on the pathway to chartership.
– Demonstrable experience of managing UK projects, delivering UK planning application packages, technical packages and onsite delivery
– Be a strong team player.
– Be proficient using: AutoCAD, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite package and Microsoft office, additional skills in Rhino would be a benefit.

This role is paying up to £40,000 based on experience.

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Senior Interior Designer (13460)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £48,000

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A beautiful opportunity for a Senior Interior Designer has just come about to work within a luxury interior design studio, most specifically within the high-end residential sector. You will have worked within a team of designers on projects that command attention for their sleek and pristine aesthetics. This opportunity would work perfectly for you if you are currently holding a senior interior design position but feel under-valued or an extremely talented mid/senior looking for your next step up into a more exquisite design studio renowned for their cutting edge design concepts.

You will be extremely hands-on in producing thought-provoking ideas, along with an in-depth understanding of tender drawing packages and delivery to site.

AutoCAD proficiency is a must.

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Middleweight Interior Designer (13461)

London

Permanent

£0

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An exquisite design studio based in a trendy London postcode are welcoming a talented middleweight interior designer to join their thriving team. The studio is well-known for their unique design style, where they incorporate residential and hospitality design. A tight-knit team of knowledgeable designers, giving you the opportunity to be highly engrossed at every stage of a project. You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working on interior design projects within hospitality and/or residential design. Most specifically, you will have had exposure to working from concept through to FF&E as well as detailing where you will be a whizz in AutoCAD or Vectorworks.

This is an all-round interior design role and would be a great opportunity to join a team where the quality of design is the priority in everything they do.

In return, they ask that you have the desire and drive to think outside of the box too and not be afraid to voice your ideas. Along with a cracking portfolio showing off your ability in concept design, technical delivery, as well as luxury FF&E sourcing.

Vectorworks or AutoCAD fluency is key, with superb knowledge of delivering high-end projects.

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Architectural Technologist (12828)

Permanent

£32,000 - £35,000

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Calling all Architectural Technologists, an AJ100 practice in the heart of London is looking for you!

You must have the following to be considered for this role;

Minimum of two years experience, including housing and built projects;
A degree in Architectural Technology, or ACIAT/MCIAT qualification or equivalent relevant UK experience within an architectural/technical practice.
Experience of UK urban or suburban housing design and master planning
Site experience
Experience on projects stages 3-7
AutoCAD and Revit knowlegde

Apply now to be considered for this opportunity by sending your CV and portfolio to smudiliyar@blacksofalondon.com.

Posted by: Hayat El-Daoud

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Associate/ Senior Associate Landscape Architect (12691)

London

Permanent

£45,000 - £65,000

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I am working with an award winning global studio in Central London to search for an Associate Landscape Architect and Senior Associate Landscape Architect. I am keen to hear from candidates with:

– Experience of managing a design team

– Experience of managing large scale complex international and UK projects

– A track record of implementing processes and work flows across a design team

– Design flair, and the ability to lead and mentor a design team

If this role sounds of interest please call Kerry in the London office on 0207 033 8821 or send your CV and portfolio to kbrown@blacksofalondon.com

Posted by: Kerry Brown

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News

KERRY’S WFH SET UP

Steve Buss 22nd Nov 2021

Hey Kerry, What do you do with Black Sofa…?

I look after all landscape and urban design roles for our clients and candidates

Give me a list of your top 10 WFH vibe songs…

 

 

What does your WFH set up look like?

Set up in the study with a large cup of coffee listening to sports podcasts

 

What’s a classic Kerry WFH lunch?

I was in Greece over the summer so been playing around with a few simple Greek dishes: Grated tomato on toast with feta and avo on top is my current fave

 

What WFH rituals do you have?

Go for a run/paddle board with the dog at lunch

 

get in touch with Kerry on kbrown@blacksofalondon.com

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