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We are interested in meeting talented design professionals and support staff who are passionate about great design and who want to join a vibrant, enthusiastic and successful creative practice

 

 

 


We consistently secure exciting and challenging design projects throughout the UK, Europe and the international arena. Our creative design and trusted technical delivery is rewarded with an excellent reputation and recognised through award-winning projects. Our studio ethos of seeking design excellence is enhanced by the knowledge exchange across our European and international studios and through the diversity of our employees. We are people-orientated practice working within a collaborative studio ethos whereby we nurture the talent and skills of our employees to reach their full potential.  Our career path has opportunities for career growth and promotion through design, technical focus, management, specialism and project delivery avenues.

We support ambition by offering training, CPD and career development opportunities and through contributions for continuing professional study. To be considered, you must be talented and ambitious with a passion for seeking excellence in your work and professional career.  You will need to be proactive, flexible and enthusiastic, and communicate well within a team.

We celebrate and reward success with competitive salaries and a benefits package.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

If you are interested in an opportunity to join us please contact Human Resources by email attaching a copy of your CV and portfolio.

 

Students and Graduates

Each year we offer career opportunities to RIBA Part I and Part II students, graduates and interior designers. Our graduate programme also provides financial bursaries and CPD support to assist progression to RIBA Part III architectural or equivalent professional qualifications.

 

Job Opportunity

Directors’ Secretary

London Studio

Salary: Dependent upon experience

We are currently looking to fill this role to provide a high quality administrative and organisation support to the Company Directors and project teams, ensuring that all related requirements are delivered accurately, efficiently and as instructed. This role will also be required to provide cover for Reception and Front of House duties.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Responsibilities include diary management, organising and catering for meetings, arranging and communicating travel plans, providing administrative support to the teams through typing letters, reports and minutes as required, filing, archiving and forwarding messages. The role will liaise with, meet and greet clients, suppliers and other key stakeholders as and when required. There is also a requirement to work closely with reception, providing reception cover on a regular basis and assistance in organising company events.

The successful candidate will have experience in providing administrative support, with the ability to work with a high level of accuracy and efficiency. This role may suit an administrator looking to further their career in a professional, creative environment. They will have excellent communication skills, be able to prioritise, multi-task and have a can-do, service orientated attitude. As well as a polite telephone manner with previous customer service and administration experience an advantage.

Qualifications, skills and attributes

  • Multiple diary management experience
  • Working in professional services firm
  • Good level of education / HND or higher
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Identify and work with priorities
  • Clear and concise communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to organise and coordinate others
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a busy and fluid work schedule
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 

Aptitude

  •  Learning
  • Continual professional development

Attitude

  • A bright, polite and personable self-starter with a 'can do' approach
  • Takes pride in doing a job well
  • Enjoys organising others
  • Flexible, reliable and approachable
  • Keen to learn and develop
  • Proactive and high level of initiative

Job type: Contract

If you feel you have the skills and attributes to fulfil this role, please write to Yvonne Mathurin, Head of HR at Yvonne.mathurin@aukettswanke.com, with a cover letter and your CV by 1st March 2018.

     
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