PART I ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT
DJD Architects require bright and capable RIBA Part 1 qualified architectural assistants to join our team in Worcester.
We are a friendly, design conscious practice with varied projects and clients with a focus on public and private housing.
We are looking for people who want to participate fully as part of our team, contributing in our regular design reviews and our training research and development programme.
We require people with:
– a Part 1 or equivalent qualification;
– strong design and drawing skills;
– a flair for drawings and presentation;
– demonstrable ability to consider the client and users in developing designs;
– good teamwork skills;
– a proactive and enthusiastic attitude, and a willingness to contribute to wider practice activities;
– excellent communication skills, including written communication for dealing with clients, planners, contractors and other consultants;
– excellent time management;
– an understanding of construction principles and building safety requirements;
– an interest in construction drawing and detailing;
– the ability to demonstrate good IT and BIM skills, ArchiCAD an advantage but not required.
To be successful in this role, you will need to be an excellent communicator who can articulate complicated issues between our clients and project teams. You will also need to show ambition and a willingness to learn whilst demonstrating high-level diligence and organisational skills.
We offer strong support for professional and career development. We have a regular mentoring and appraisal programme and provide a good range of experience to help you become an architect.
Salary: c£21,500 dependent on experience.
Please apply for the role with your CV and a sample of work to:
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If you would like an informal discussion before applying please contact Matthew Adams on 01905 612864.
Your CV should include details of your qualifications, including institution.
We are an established practice, based in Worcester for over 30 years. For more information about us, some of the projects we have been involved with, and our design approach, please explore our website.
We are a small and friendly team.
Here’s what previous Part I Architectural Assistant, Dai Williams, had to say about his experience at DJD:
“I found my time at DJD a real insight to working in the profession so soon after leaving University. I worked on a range of projects, with my involvement being built up as time progressed to reflect my development; clients and projects ranged from independent clients to larger schemes for housing associations and private developers. The regular reviews and PEDRs I undertook in the office really helped in assessing my progress through the year and feel that the wide range of tasks across the stages of work, client interaction, and project responsibilities left me in good stead at the end of the year in terms of understanding work within a practice and ready for Part II.”
Our offices situated in central Worcester, are modern, air conditioned and open-plan. We are Mac-based and use ArchiCAD to deliver BIM across our projects, previous ArchiCAD experience is preferred but not required.
We are currently trialling a hybrid working pattern with up to 2 days a week home working, if wanted. We have already invested in and deployed the technology to support this.
Our full time positions are 37.5 hours per week. We do not have a long hours culture and work outside of these hours is unusual.
You will be able to participate in the Company pension scheme.
As a practice, we are committed to the continuing professional development of our team at all levels. You will be encouraged to extend your skills and knowledge and we will support you with this through our appraisal and development process, with regular reviews with your mentoring director. Once you have been with the Practice for a year we will agree a Career Development Plan, setting goals for your development within the business over the next 3-5 years.
Equal Opportunities Statement
DJD Group Limited is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst its employees. The Company aims to achieve an environment in which employees will be drawn from all sections of our society, where each individual is respected and able to achieve their full potential, making a unique contribution to our success.
The Company is determined to provide equality and fairness for all in its employment and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. The Company strongly opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop to their full potential and the talents and resources of the team will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation. Both the individual and the collaborative success of the team will be celebrated. This is in line with our Equality and Diversity Policy.
Each year we support a number of students looking to gain experience of work in architectural practice. Generally these are week long placements where students undertake a theoretical design project, developing hand drawing, physical modelling, and CAD skills. The experience offers the chance to find out about day to day life in an architect’s office, and opportunity to talk to the team about careers in architecture.
If you would like to enquire about the possibility of a placement please contact email@example.com