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Feilden Fowles is recruiting a practice manager as maternity cover to join its team in London.

Feilden Fowles is an award-winning architecture practice based in Waterloo, London, founded in 2009 by Fergus Feilden and Edmund Fowles. Our team of 18 deliver excep­tional projects across a range of sectors spanning education, arts and culture, workplace and heritage. We have a dynamic, energetic, and inclusive culture based in our unique, award-winning studio and garden setting.

We are seeking an experienced individual for a temporary role covering the practice manager’s maternity leave, starting June 2024, to allow for shadowing/handover before maternity leave commences in July 2024. The term of the role will be fixed to the end of April 2025.

The role is integral to the smooth and successful day-to-day running of the studio; you will work closely with the directors and senior team of associates, supporting the delivery of practice-wide initiatives and ensuring business priorities and practice focuses are met.

You will also work closely with the studio and marketing coordinator, providing mentorship, and together, ensuring the studio is maintained to be a presentable, welcoming, and efficiently run space for all. You will be a key contact for all employees in the practice, supporting their development and wellbeing.

The role will suit someone with a desire to be part of an energetic studio environment, with a demonstrable experience of working well as part of a team and of their own initiative, and with excellent people and communication skills.

Previous experience working in a similar role within an architectural / design-led practice is preferable, to ensure the right candidate can hit the ground running. Experience working with Microsoft Office, Xero and CMap is preferable.

Key responsibilities – include but are not limited to:

  • coordinate and note regular meetings with the directors and associates, preparing reports and papers as required


  • provide proactive support to employees in managing welfare, and lead by fostering a positive studio culture
  • HR coordination of starters and leavers, supporting recruitment needs and strategy
  • coordinate and deliver annual employee appraisals and personal development plans
  • coordinate employee holiday requests and other statutory leave entitlements
  • liaise with external accountants to produce monthly payroll and pension reports
  • review and keep up to date with HR-related policies and handbooks
  • monitor and deliver employee benefits, including the 9-day working fortnight


  • support the studio and marketing coordinator in managing facilities, liaising with external suppliers, organising client hospitality and team events
  • coordinate annual renewal of insurance and regularly keep insurers up to date with any business changes
  • maintain health and safety standards


  • work with the studio and marketing coordinator to maintain day-to-day finances, review weekly accounts payable and receivable schedules, and manage cash flow
  • liaise with external accountants to produce statutory filings and monthly management accounts

Person specification:

  • creative problem solver who is highly self-motivated, with great initiative
  • confident manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • extremely organised, with great attention to detail
  • able to multitask, whilst working under pressure and to deadline
  • always approachable

The full description can be seen on our website.

Please submit your application via the button below.

Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
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