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Studio manager
at Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects

Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects is looking for a studio manager to join its team in London.

Key duties and deliverables:

  • report to the CEO on progress against agreed KPIs on a quarterly basis
  • be the first port of call for all new enquiries including managing the company’s main phone and email enquiry lines
  • oversee the development and population of a central contact list for BVDS to include detailed tags to allow for segmentation of contacts for targeted marketing activities
  • manage the transition process from initial enquiry to secured project
  • manage the production of completed project case studies including project descriptions, photography, client consent, materials database and budget
  • organise the client summer party
  • handle all press enquiries
  • manage all personnel records including contract documents
  • work with external payroll provider to deliver monthly payroll
  • manage the company’s insurances – ensuring the annual renewal and that cover represents the best value and meets requirements
  • manage the smooth operation of the office environment to enable efficient project delivery
  • manage the facilities budget
  • chair and minute Monday morning all team meetings
  • oversee the company’s pension arrangements, acting as the main point of contact
  • oversee all staff training, including identifying training needs and developing and operating a staff training policy and budget
  • manage and arrange all company social events and manage annual social budget
  • report to the CEO on progress against agreed KPIs on a quarterly basis

Person specification:

  • genuine interest in architecture and design and how it can impact on wellbeing
  • proactive and positive approach
  • three years’ successful experience
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • excellent organisational skills including time, project and budget management
  • ability to manage multiple priorities and work to deadlines
  • an ability to work in partnership across a small team and collaborate with others, establishing positive and successful working relationships
  • confident in the use of Microsoft and Adobe packages including Excel

About us and who we are looking for

Bradley Van Der Straeten are an award-winning chartered architecture and interior design practice, founded by friends George and Ewald. We believe that well-designed spaces have the power to change lives for the better and we deliver a range of bespoke architecture and interior design services from residential to larger-scale community and arts buildings.

We pride ourselves on operating a flexible and open studio, encouraging flexible working and the importance of work-life balance. We are therefore most concerned, in recruiting for this role, with finding the right person for our team, rather than looking for a prescribed set of skills. We believe that, for the right person, this role could be moulded and evolve to fit a person with any number of skills and experiences.

For this reason, we would be willing to consider people on both a full or part-time basis, to take on, potentially as a job share, either the whole role or just certain parts of this role.

Please submit applications using the ‘apply’ link below.

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