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FF&E/interior designer
at The Ned

The Ned is looking for an FF&E/interior designer to join its team in London.

How The Ned happened

Taking over the City’s disused Midland Bank Building, Soho House & Co. and New York’s Sydell Group have collaborated to restore the beautiful Grade I listed building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens a “starchitect” of his days. Hosting 250 bedrooms, 10 restaurants, bars, a member’s club, Barber & Parlour, Ned’s Club Active & Relax, two swimming pools, along with six dedicated event spaces.

Requirements:

  • provide design direction and guidance to the day-to-day operations, providing practical problem solving and decision making related to all furnishings and decoration throughout the hotel
  • produce and keep a current, detailed overview on condition and performance of furniture and fabrics detailing lifecycle cost and a replacement plan for each area
  • middleweight FF&E experience within high-end residential/hospitality industry preferred
  • two-three years in DWG, AutoCad and Photoshop is required
  • You’ll be part of our Engineering team and our FF&E designer for The Ned

Main duties:

  • to develop design concepts for new projects at the Ned. To create drawings, FF&E and finishes schedules, tender documents and engaging contractors
  • to design bespoke FF&E items for The Ned, research and engage new suppliers and manufacturers
  • to order all FF&E items for The Ned. This includes but is not limited to lighting, fabrics, arranging for items to be repaired and sourcing new additions to the hotel
  • to ensure all new FF&E items are suitable for contract environment (construction methods, material selection and fabric suitability – fire ratings and Martindale tests)
  • to coordinate all FF&E deliveries and installations
  • to research, source and ultimately select new decorative pieces for rooms and public areas as and when required
  • to ensure all relevant administration has been carried out for the above works and Capex approvals, purchase orders and invoices processed as per the company procedure
  • to manage and monitor project budget sheets
  • to ensure the standards are maintained in all areas according to The Ned style book
  • to ensure room checks are conducted on a fortnightly basis and these are recorded and followed-up as and where necessary
  • to oversee all areas of styling within the hotel ensuring flowers, landscaping, signage, lighting etc all create the right atmosphere
  • to help with the styling of any Special Events as and when required to ensure the ‘right look’ is achieved and maintained across the board
  • to coordinate and supervise any refurbishment or project work, working closely with contractors, professional services and Director of Facilities
  • to represent the hotel’s interests during the snagging phase of any externally managed refurbishment work
  • to liaise with vendors and contractors when workmanship defects are identified or warranties need to be engaged
  • to liaise with facilities to ensure repairs and refreshes are undertaken in a proactive and timely manner, whilst at the same time, prioritising reactive work
  • to work alongside purchasing and procurement departments to ensure that terms of supply, product specification and pricing for all FF&E is acceptable
  • to respond to any reasonable requests from senior management/directors

Health and safety:

  • to ensure potential and real hazards are reported immediately and rectified
  • to be fully conversant with all departmental Fire, Emergency and Bomb procedures
  • to ensure the safety of the persons and the property of all within the premises, by strict adherence to existing H&S laws, statues and risk assessments
  • to anticipate possible and probable hazards or high risk conditions and develop methodology as a defence against them
  • to stimulate and encourage a general awareness of health and safety in relation to all tasks and activities undertaken in the department

We offer:

  • one of the most competitive salaries in the industry
  • 28 paid holidays per annum inclusive of bank holidays with an additional day off for your birthday
  • complimentary meals on duty
  • annual staff events
  • discounted rates at The Ned and on our Cowshed Products

Note

This document reflects the job content at time of writing and will be subject to periodic change in the light of changing operational and environmental requirements. Such changes will be discussed with the jobholder and the job description amended accordingly.

To submit your CV, please click the ‘apply’ button at the bottom of the ad.

www.thened.com

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