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Studio manager and marketing assistant
at Unagru

Unagru is looking for a part-time studio manager and marketing assistant to join its studio in London.

The studio manager ensures the practice’s smooth running and supports the team with administrative and financial tasks. The ideal candidate will have journalism, architecture or design experience and a passion for people, systems and innovation. They will be gritty, highly organised and proactive team players. They will also be passionate about communication and/or business management.

We are a young practice based in East London with a varied background in urbanism, ecological design and architecture, and a growing portfolio of private residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes. We work hard to create beautiful architecture and to grow our agency through collaboration, activism and research. We are also a friendly, collaborative team sharing office space, conversations, and lunches with like-minded architecture practices. We’ve recently moved into a new office which needs a bit of management in itself.

This is a part-time position for 30 hours per week, with the option of distributing the hours over three to five days a week. We hope this role grows to become full-time. Please don’t be intimidated by the extensive list below. We know the role will evolve in time and adapt to suit the right person.

Successful candidates will have:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • exceptional organisational and time management skills
  • strong team player and work ethic
  • highly proficient in Microsoft Office
  • working knowledge of the Adobe Suite
  • experience in the architecture/construction industry would be advantageous
  • experience with marketing/PR is preferred

Main duties and responsibilities

General office administration:

  • setting up project files, organising in-house filing system and image libraries
  • assisting with setting up project programmes (Streamtime)
  • ordering stationery and office supplies
  • produce fee proposals and contracts for clients (Excel and Indesign)

Financial administration – there will be one month training and handover:

  • monthly financial reporting using Streamtime and Xero
  • preparing and issuing invoices to clients
  • assisting accountants with payroll and VAT return
  • making payments to staff and suppliers
  • managing staff expenses staff administration and HR
  • dealing with project enquiries and setting up meetings with potential clients

Marketing and content management:

  • copywriting for blog posts, newsletters, articles
  • assisting with the production of client guides and presentation material
  • managing the practice’s participation in events
  • organising and assisting with CRM
  • either learn or appoint third parties for video content creation
  • to liaise with the press and prepare and issue press packs in partnership with our marketing consultant

Benefits include:

  • office day out and team building every quarter
  • CPDs training and talks
  • Nest pension scheme
  • birthday leave policy
  • monthly evening lecture and drinks
  • goal-oriented work environment with space for flexibility and self-management

Start date: May 2024
Location: Hackney Downs

Please submit a short cover letter describing your current qualifications, employment status and availability, your CV and an edited portfolio (if any) showing your work experience via the ‘apply for job’ button below. Please also state your salary expectations.

With the diverse ethnic backgrounds of our practice members, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional design solutions and creating a positive work environment. We are committed to promoting diversity in all aspects of our business, including our workforce, clients and projects. This policy applies to all aspects of our business, including recruitment, selection, training, promotion and working conditions. We continually review our policies and procedures to ensure they align with our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We strive to create an inclusive environment for people from different cultures, with zero tolerance for any form of BAME or LGBT discrimination.

We cannot respond to all enquiries, but we are thankful to everyone who applies.

Salary: Undisclosed
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