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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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Landscape Architect (14769)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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Landscape Architect

About this role:

An ambitious UK Landscape Architecture practice known for their bold and varied UK and international designs are looking for a talented mid-level landscape architect to join their beautiful Central London office

About you:

You will have a minimum of 2 years experience working as a Landscape Architect, Architect or Urban Designer
You will have experience of delivering high quality concept designs and detailed packages for large scale, local and international public realm projects, that demonstrate developed design and technical skills.
You will have a degree in landscape architecture, urban design or architecture or equivalent certification or skill level
You will be proficient using: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe CS, Revit and knowledge of Rhino would also be beneficial
You will have experience of working on International projects
You will have a valid current Right to Work in the UK

What’s on offer:

This is an incredible opportunity to work at one of the fastest growing landscape studio’s in the UK to help contribute to their future growth and help shape some incredible projects across the UK and internationally. Due to their quick growth, this role would allow you to define your role and also shape the future of the practice.

The role will be working 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home. The salary offered for the role is competitive and based on experience. If you’re a talented Landscape Architect who is looking for a wider variety of projects and autonomy at a practice that will give you the opportunity for genuine progression within the practice, send your CV and ‘folio to kbrown@blacksofa today!

Posted by: Kerry Brown

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Senior Associate Director (14768)

London

Permanent

£55,000 - £70,000

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Senior Associate Director: Landscape Architecture

About this role:

A leading UK Landscape Architecture practice known for their bold and sustainable UK and international designs are looking for a talented and experienced Senior Associate Director of Landscape Architecture to join their beautiful Central London office

About you:

You will have experience of leading project teams to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget, and that design quality levels are maintained.
You will have exposure and experience of business generation, marketing, recruitment, junior talent development and studio management/operations.
You will have experience in the preparation of fee bids and undertakes fee proposals and fee negotiations for projects in coordination with the Directors.
You will be a strong all rounder and show aptitude for design, presenting to clients, leading projects and business development
You will have experience of working on International projects
You will have a valid current Right to Work in the UK

What’s on offer:

This is an incredible opportunity to work at one of the fastest growing landscape studio’s in the UK to help contribute to their future growth and help shape some incredible projects across the UK and internationally. Due to their quick growth, this role would allow you to define your role and also shape the future of the practice

The role will be working 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home. The salary offered for the role is competitive and based on experience. If you’re a talented Associate Director who has reached a ceiling at their current practice looking to advance your career or an AD looking for more autonomy at a practice that will give you the opportunity to work on some of the most acclaimed projects in the world, send your CV and ‘folio to kbrown@blacksofa today!

Posted by: Kerry Brown

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Intermediate interior designer (14765)

Permanent

£30,000 - £42,000

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About the role:

One of the leading Multidisciplinary Design Studios known for working on high profile global projects are looking for an Interior Designer or Interior Architect to join their growing team.

About You:
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You will have two to five years’ experience in the role of an interior designer or interior architect

– You will have a bachelor’s degree in interior design, interior architecture or architecture

– You will have extensive technical knowledge and ability to deliver technical drawing packages, including bespoke detailing

– You will have a strong proficiency in Revit, Enscape, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Rhino and SketchUp

– You will have a Right To Work within the UK

About The Studio
This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the global leaders in the Architectural and Design space, who help shape some of the most high profile projects. Initially, this is a hybrid role with the view to move back into the office full time.

If you are an Interior Designer, looking to advance your career, and would like the opportunity to work on some of the most high profile projects around, send your CV and Portfolio to nsuman@blacksofalondon.com today!

 

Posted by: Nassar Suman

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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: Kerry Brown

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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: Kerry

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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: Kerry Brown

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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: Kerry Brown

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Senior Landscape Architect (13455)

Reading

Contract

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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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News

WELCOME NASSAR TO THE BLACKSOFA TEAM!

Steve Buss 17th Jan 2022

We are SO excited to welcome Nassar Ahmed to the BlackSofa team!

Nassar will be looking after the interior design, furniture and the creative support side of things.

Please, get in contact today and let Nassar help you find your dream role!

 

Hey Nassar! What you do within BlackSofa?

Recruitment Consultant – with the focus on Furniture and Interior Design, (then eventually at some point also get involved with the Architectural Side) You can leave this bit out for now maybe. 

 
What did you do previously?


I’ve worked in the Furniture Industry for about 7 years within various different roles everything from Customer Services, to Operations. I’ve worked in both retail furniture and commercial furniture companies, and have had the pleasure of working with some of the leading brands such as Hay, Vitra, Knoll, Kartell, Flos, Tom Dixon and Gubi, just to name a few. 

I particularly enjoyed working within Operations as it gave me the opportunity to constantly be on my toes, and understand the entire process. it also put me in a position where I was able to collaborate with lots of different teams. 

One of the coolest projects I have worked on was The Tottenham Football Stadium, although I’m not sure about the Team (As I am somewhat of an Arsenal Fan), they definitely have a great stadium!


What are you looking forward to with your new role at Black Sofa? 

Staying connected to the Furniture and Design Community and finding them their awesome new colleague. 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself/ some personal interests?

Fun Fact: I used to do Kendo (Japanese Fencing) 

Outside of work I love mechanical wristwatches, both old and new, when I was younger I used to love taking them apart, but not quite being able to put them back together 🙂

Oh lastly sometimes I wear 2 watches at the same time (not on the same wrist) – mostly crazy watch people, who call themselves enthusiasts do this!

 

Contact Nassar today! m: 07957340691 e: nsuman@blacksofalondon.com

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