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Interior designer
at August

August has an opportunity for an interior designer at all levels to join its growing team in London.

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About us

August is a full-service, real-estate development company, based in London, United Kingdom, and specializing in luxury holiday home collections across Europe. August projects are all distinct from one another and proudly rooted in a strong European heritage which pays tribute to the architectural styles, natural environment and tradition in each of our local markets. Our private collections have a high level of service and an appealing lifestyle and culture that is focused on family. The company was founded in 2018 and has since grown to be the premier lifestyle holiday home platform.

As part of the design team, the primary remit for this role will be managing the full design process from concept, FF&E selection, on-site coordination and installation for a number of renovation and design projects in one of our regions in Spain, Italy, the UK or France. With a predicted GDV of £20m plus, you will be responsible for designing and delivering beautiful and functional holiday homes for our homeowners.

Responsibilities include:

  • creating functional and aesthetically beautiful August holiday homes from concept to installation
  • delivering design packages – from concept through to construction packs (technical drawings and documentation in AutoCAD e.g., floor plans, electrical layouts, elevations etc.)
  • research, specify and source materials, finishes and equipment – with a focus on lead time, durability and budget; seeking to develop new supplier relationships within European and regional markets
  • on-site project management and project coordination with the regional project manager
  • be the gatekeeper of brand image and experience at a design and implementation level – seeking continual innovation, improvement and evolution
  • balance the brand value of uniqueness with the commercial requirement to standardize where appropriate for scaling
  • manage the installation process; working with a local team logistics team, handyman and electricians to unpack and install the full FF&E package, including snagging and styling, ensuring a productive feedback loop is established allowing mistakes to be learnt from and engendering continual improvement
  • supporting the hospitality team with any maintenance weeks and minor works once homes go live
  • coordinate the evolution of the regional design direction, suppliers and brands to continuously challenge and elevate the design and homeowner and experience
  • develop styling and antique sourcing strategy within the local market

About you – we’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in architecture, interior design or a related discipline
  • minimum four years’ experience in interior design
  • second language in Italian, French or Spanish a great benefit
  • experience in multiple phases of development from design/planning to construction project management/administration including managing project budgets
  • on-site experience working with contractors and trades and a great understanding of build standards
  • excellent spatial, technical and operational understanding and being able to translate this into reality
  • passionate about delivering a seamless experience in the homes through design, brand image, furniture and interior styling
  • the ability to independently plan and complete projects with minimal supervision
  • the successful candidate will be a well-organized individual with excellent communication and stakeholder management capabilities
  • strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit
  • process driven – an ability to deliver immediate results, whilst looking to develop systems for future growth
  • excellent problem-solving and resourcefulness skills
  • excellent communication, presentation and relationship management skills
  • strong organizational skills and a professional manner
  • perfect command of spoken and written English
  • ability to work on their own as well as part of a team
  • flexible, can-do attitude

Hours and package:

  • salary: competitive
  • incentive package
  • location: central London
  • frequent travel across Europe for site visits and manage installations
  • job start: ASAP

We believe talent is the key to success and our team and culture mean everything to us. Therefore, we’re proud to attract leading talent and invest hard in you for further development.

We offer:

  • a high-growth company that is quickly becoming a leader in the global market
  • competitive salary and pension
  • hybrid work setup with remote working flexibility
  • training to better your skill set and develop you into a leading salesperson and more
  • fantastic win culture, social events, sales trips and more
  • an entrepreneurial environment

Our culture

We care deeply about our culture and have developed it across three key pillars:

  • autonomy: we believe in hiring great people and then giving them the space and flexibility to work in the way that’s best for them; we will align on goals, and then expect you to decide how you want to pursue those goals
  • collaboration: as a fast-growing small business we all work together across multiple workstreams; we have a flat structure and encourage frank discussion, honesty and openness
  • trust and transparency: we operate on a trust-first basis; you are the expert in the field and are accountable for your outputs and teams

August values:

  • be resourceful – we take personal ownership in problem-solving and believe it is our responsibility to establish our place on the team and to contribute to the company’s success; with a resourceful mindset, we’re driven to find a way; we strive to always find a way, always
  • a sense of urgency – our industry is fast-paced and we aim to act promptly and to make things happen efficiently and effectively to stay ahead of the competition
  • an ownership mindset – we are accountable for ourselves, our colleagues, our clients and our company; we take pride in what we do; take the initiative to bring about positive results; we empower each other to take ownership of our actions
  • pragmatism – we prioritize and evaluate based on impact and tangible results
  • communication – we believe in transparent and open communication and sharing with each other; effective communication is an integral part of our company’s success; we like to keep our colleagues informed and share our progress as well as our struggles regularly; we feel this is the best way to avoid information silos, be consistent, collaborate and streamline processes

www.augustcollection.co.uk

Salary: Undisclosed

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