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Senior FF&E designer
at Soho House

Soho House is seeking a senior FF&E designer to join its team in London.

Who we are

We are a collection of members’ clubs, restaurants, hotels and cinemas, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries. The company has unique ventures throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, with new openings planned globally.

Soho House is a space for its diverse membership and teams to connect, grow, have fun and make an impact.

Opportunities for all

Soho House was created to bring diverse communities of people together, and we take the same approach when building our teams. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a global company. Soho House is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

The role

A senior designer is responsible for producing high quality project design deliverables from concept generation to both FF&E specification and construction documents. They work directly with the lead designers on tasks and deliverables to ensure the facilitation of a project’s completion. They oversee one large, or multiple smaller projects simultaneously and are responsible of their team that consists of designers from junior to mid levels.

Main duties:

  • producing high quality project design deliverables from concept phase to construction packages
  • works closely with the interior designers providing general support, effective design management processes and implementation initiatives
  • coordination of all internal and external consultants on a project
  • ensures project milestones and deadlines are met with the overview of lead designer where appropriate
  • red pens, monitors project schedules, design drawings and oversees the prototype process
  • responsible for the project timetable and interior design budget and works closely with procurement agent to ensure smooth delivery of his/her projects
  • ensures that the integrity of the agreed design solutions are maintained by taking responsibility for the development of the design and the project
  • undertakes an ongoing review of subsequent stages with the input from the lead designer for key project stages
  • manages team work flow and efficiency
  • sends weekly reports of his/her projects where applicable
  • assigns project hours to Harvest on a daily level

Team management:

  • monitors resources on his/her projects
  • acts as a mentor and helps managing the career development of the design team
  • helps maintaining a general staff well being and a happy and positive work environment

Standards/project running

Ensuring projects follow office standards, and helps keeping standards up to date with project info, project admin, maintaining design programme
Ensures resources are available for the team (Software, Hardware, Lib Data), purchasing, etc.

Works closely together with lead designer to ensure continuous improvement of Soho House standards (handbook for starters, schedules, suppliers list, filing structure, check lists)

Project responsibilities:

Stage 1: initial concept

  • familiarises his/herself with internal project programme/deadlines/ budget
  • responsible for overall concept direction with the overview of lead designer
  • offering clear guidance and inspiration for team in the concept phase
  • reviews concept package with team
  • responsible for organising regular reviews with lead designer

Stage 2: detailed concept

  • responsible for final layout plan, ensuring that it meets all client/operational requirements
  • reviews and gives guidance for proposed FF&E with team members
  • review of FF&E budget with procurement manager
  • responsible for ensuring all finishes meet technical, financial and operations requirements

Stage 3: detailed design package

  • creates/issues tender packages
  • liaises with project design team to ensure coordination between drawings
  • involvement in V.E workshops
  • liaising with procurement manager to ensure their understanding of design intent
  • manages RFI’s
  • reviews and red pens drawing packages for fit out (to tender) and specification documents for FF&E (to tender)
  • reviews construction drawings
  • final sign off of workshop drawings with the overview of lead designer
  • oversees and monitors prototype development with the overview of lead designer

Stage 4: site attendance

  • attends site meetings
  • attends all design team meetings
  • works with procurement team to coordinate delivery/installation

Stage 5: installation and handover

  • management and coordination of site installation
  • creates detailed and user friendly handover document
  • responsible for snagging and follow-up process

Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to grow your career.


  • discounts at Soho House globally, as well as Soho Home and Cowshed
  • annual every house membership
  • enhanced pension scheme
  • private health and dental care
  • cycle to work scheme/season ticket loan
  • in conjunction with Soho Impact, take three days paid a year to support a charity of your choice
  • every house membership

Cookhouse and house tonic

Our cookhouse and house tonic programmes offer unique food and drink trainings, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.

Team events

From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.

Salary: Undisclosed
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