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Practice Manager

15 hours per week

Salary: £30,000 p.a. pro rata

We are a RIBA Chartered Practice of architects, based in Worcester city centre, providing a design service which is high quality and responsive to our Clients’ needs. The Practice Manager is a key role, leading on management and improvement of the business.  It is an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference and shape the way our business will operate in future.

The role includes:

  • co-ordinating the implementation of the business plan and development of the new plan;
  • co-ordinate management meetings, preparing information for them, participating in them, minuting them and managing actions arising;
  • Identify, agree and lead business improvement projects;
  • Undertake internal quality audit and assist in managing the quality management system;
  • Manage the fee, cashflow and workload forecasts;
  • Report on Key Performance Indicators;
  • Organise appraisals, recruitment, personnel files;
  • Review and update policies;

Job Description available here.

How to Apply:  Please send your cv and covering letter to show us what you can bring to the role, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications: 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 December 2018.

Benefits and Conditions

Hours

Hours of work will be 15 hours per week (0.4 full time equivilant).  The hours and days you work will be by agreement.

Holidays

Your holiday entitlement is 29 days pro rata paid leave in each holiday year, including your entitlement to Bank and Public Holidays normally observed in England and Wales.

Pension

You are entitled to participate in the Company pension scheme.

Continuing Professional Development

As a practice, we are committed to continuing training and development of our staff at all levels .  You will be encouraged to extend your skills and knowledge so that you can help us to continuously improve our management systems.

Probationary Period

The post is subject to a six month probationary period.

Architectural Positions

We are don't have any vacancies at present - please check back soon.

We are a design conscious practice with varied projects and clients.

We offer strong support for professional and career development, and a broad range of experience, working on a variety of projects with a particular focus on public and private residential schemes.

Here’s what previous Part 1 Architectural Assistant, Dai Williams, had to say about his experience at DJD:

“I found my time at DJD a real insight into working in the profession so soon after leaving University. I was part of a range of projects in varying capacities 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 2.”


Work Experience

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 work in the office on a theoretical design project developing hand drawing, physical modelling and BIM (Building Information Modelling) skills, whilst also having the opportunity to experience life in a professional office, find out about what the architects in the practice work on day to day and talk to the team about careers in architecture.

If you would like to enquire about the possibility of a placement please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

About Us

Practice
We are a well established practice, working in Worcester for 30 years. For more information about us, some of the projects we have been involved with and our design approach, please explore the website.   

Colleagues
We are a small and friendly team, find out more about us by clicking here.

Workplace
Our centrally situated offices are modern, air conditioned and open-plan. We are Mac based and use ArchiCAD to deliver BIM across our projects, although previous ArchiCAD experience is not required.


Benefits and Conditions

Hours
Our full time positions are 37.5 hours per week. We don't have a long hours culture and work outside of these hours is unusual.

Pension
You are entitled to participate in the Company pension scheme.

Career Development
As a practice, we are committed to continuing training and development of our staff 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 Mentor 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.

We have started a programme of research and development with all members of the design team actively undertaking research and development projects on alternate Friday afternoons, after internal design review.

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 inline with our Equality and Diversity Policy.


 

 

 


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