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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)

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 (12688)

Reading

Permanent

£35,000 - £47,000

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I am working with an award winning multi-disciplinary studio in Central London to search for a chartered landscape architect to join their growing team. I am keen to hear from candidates with:

– Chartership from CMLI (or near chartered status with extensive project delivery experience will be considered)

– Experience of working on medium to large-scale projects (specifically delivering large scale urban projects) at all work stages and capable of running multiple complex projects and delivering high-quality results

– Experience of successful detailed planning and delivery of high-quality projects to agreed deadlines and cost

– Proficiency in: AutoCAD, Adobe CS, Sketchup and Revit

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: Kerry Brown

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Marketing and Communications Manager (12258)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £45,000

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One the big winners at the recent AJ100 Awards is seeking to add a Marketing and Communications Manager to their flourishing team in East London. Based out of their brand new offices, which are award winning in themselves, this is a great opportunity to join one of the UK’s most liked and highly regarded studios.

The role itself is all encompassing and covers branding, presentations & pitches, bids, award submissions, publications, articles, press relases, website & social media and much more. Therefore the studio are looking for an experienced, dynamic and all round marketing superstar to join them and hit the ground running at a very busy time across their two studios.

If you are a great writer with solid InDesign and have a genuine enthusiam for the built environement then get in touch now for full details!

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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3D Visualiser – Architecture (12914)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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One of our very best clients, a highly regarded and award winning architecture practice in North London is looking to add a talented 3D visualiser to the their team. You will be working in collaboration with all creative teams to produce high quality 3D & 2D illustrative material. Sounds interesting… keep reading!

Please see the requirements below;

– RIBA Part 1 or 2 equivalent

– High proficiency in Revit or AutoCAD

– Strong knowledge of SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3Dsmax & Rhino

– Strong eye for detail

This is a permanent position that is offering up to £40000 dependant on relevant experience.

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

Posted by: Ramanjit Patel

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Revit Technician (12654)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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Fantastic opportunity with a cutting edge studio in London.

We are on the look out for a Revit Technician to work on some exciting projects.

If you are looking for change and want an new opportunity to work for a company specializing in sports facilities, arenas and convention centers.

-Minimum 3 years experience
-Strong Revit skills
-Experience working on similar projects

Offering a competitive salary based on the relevant ability and experience.

If you think this sounds like you then apply by sending through your CV and portfolio no larger than 10mb to be considered for an interview now.

Posted by: Sonet Mudiliyar

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Urban Designer (12689)

Reading

Permanent

£25,000 - £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: Kerry Brown

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Senior Landscape Architect (12573)

London

Permanent

£34,000 - £45,000

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I am working with in award winning multi-disciplinary studio in North London to search for a Senior Landscape Architect to join their growing team:

– Ideally chartered (or nearly chartered) landscape architect

– Experience of running multiple projects, and ideally eperience of working on UK large scale residential, health or education developments

– Proficiency in CAD, Adobe CS, Sketchup and Revit would be advantageous.

 

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: Kerry Brown

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Junior Landscape Architect (11966)

Reading

Permanent

£25,000 - £29,000

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Junior Landscape Architect wanted for an amazing new multi-disciplinary Studio in Reading (25 mins door to door from London Paddington) to work on an exciting portfolio of international and UK projects. The studio are growing at an incredible rate and are working on some world class developments.

 

The successful candidate will have:

 

A Batchelors/Masters in Landscape Architecture
2-3 years post graduate experience
Experience of working on international projects would be advantageous but not essential
Ability to work as part of a team supporting defined elements of the project
Experience of working across all stages of development
Experience of diagrammatic analysis, conceptual design and technical detailings
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Adobe CS and Sketchup, also knowledge of Revit, Civil 3D or GIS would be advatageous

 

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch with Kerry from the London office on 0207 033 8821 or send your CV to kbrown@blacksofalondon.com

Posted by: Kerry Brown

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Sales Support (12368)

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £32,000

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Our client is using technology to revolutionise the interior design industry. They are the UK’s fastest growing source for furniture and lighting, with thousands of interior designers and architects using thier platform to manage their projects from inspiration to installation.

As their business grows they are increasingly in need of experienced, dynamic and flexible Sales Support people to join their team. If you have experience working in the furniture and interiors industry and want to progress into an Account Manager position there is no better company to join right now!

Please get in touch for full deatils.

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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Marketing Manager (12019)

London

Permanent

£40,000 - £50,000

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A global leader in business and commercial interior design is looking for a Marketing Manager to join their Central London studio.

With 48 offices around the world this practice knows interior design on a international scale and this is a really great opportunity that requires someone who can step in, own the role and be part of the fantastic team.

The type of personality needed is someone who is creative, friendly, proactive and also able to take stakeholders on a journey – managing expectations but building rapport at the same time.

Our client wants someone who can complete ownership and accountability on campaign planning, campaign execution/content creation and monitoring/reporting, working closely with their marketing coordinator.

Finally a solid understand of automation and digital knowledge as well as the ability to craft/execute/manage campaigns and content has to be spot on.

Sound interesting? Get in touch for the full details and a job description!

Posted by: Thomas Potter

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News

The Art All Around Us

Steve Buss 2nd Apr 2020

Having recently joined Red Sofa London, I am getting to see more and more of Shoreditch each day I’m in the office. It was not an area I visited much in the past, usually gravitating around Covent Garden or South London but what an eye opener our neighbourhood really is.

One of the great aspects of Shoreditch’s ever changing landscape is the amazing collection of Street Art / Graffiti. Not only is it for the most part of very high quality – real art on the walls – but it changes on an almost daily basis.

From the photo-realistic (top of pic) to paid for advertising created by hand in a matter of a few days (middle right) to more intricate B&W art (bottom left) – examples of startling colour and intricate work are all around.

The Spenser Netflix Ad (middle right) is almost next door to the Red Sofa offices and was hand painted by two artists in late Feb/early March – I wish I had taken pics on the days before it was finished to really show it in progress. Also not sure it shows the scale of the thing – it’s huge!

I’ve posted photos of Graffiti before in the tunnel at Leake St SE1 (link below) but somehow the street art in Shoreditch is more exciting. You can turn a street corner to be confronted by a new piece of art on any given day. The walk past Shoreditch High St. station almost has a gallery feel to it – the Einstein-esque pic at the top was there before we adopted remote working – I don’t expect to see it again but am looking forward to seeing what will replace it.

Of course Street Art is not restricted to Shoreditch but it certainly has an abundance of it – you can even take a free tour of the ”best” spots (link below).

Keep your eyes open people, when you take your one walk for exercise a day, look out for what has been created wherever you are. There could be a masterpiece hidden just around the corner.

Here’s a list of links to a few Street Art related sites:

Shoreditch 10 best streets – Click here

2019 A year in street art London – Click here

Shoreditch street tour (closed at mo) – Click here

Visit London Street Art – Click here

graffiti_life – insta – Click here

Leake Street SE1 – Click here

WRITTEN BY MARTIN KING

 

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