Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£34,560 - £38,930 per annum
28 Oct 2019
28 Nov 2019
NCHA Architect
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time


Location: Nottingham

Salary: £34,560 - £38,930 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term Contract for 1 year

Hours: 35 per week, Full Time

Closing Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019

Interview Date: Monday 18 November 2019


As an Architect for Pelham Architects, you will have previous experience and a good knowledge of designing housing schemes for Registered Landlords, preferably with an understanding of urban design principles. You are an ARB registered Architect, with excellent communication skills and the ability to design to demanding financial constraints. Above all, you have a real enthusiasm for housing design and a commitment to promote the values of NCHA, within a friendly and supportive team.


Pelham Architects is Nottingham Community Housing Association’s in-house design team, who specialise in the design and project management of affordable, energy efficient housing. We also provide specialised design and architectural services to a range of private house builders and partner organisations across the East Midlands. We pride ourselves on being a different kind of Architectural practice, one that has no ambition to be the biggest, but always aspires to be the best. At the heart of this philosophy are strong partnerships and a commitment to customer scrutiny and participation. This person-centred approach extends to our employees. We value the outstanding contribution they make. Our people are very loyal to us and we are proud to be loyal to them, nurturing a friendly, supportive environment and an open, no-blame culture.


With a turnover of £88m, we are committed to investing in the future by maximising the development of new properties and improving community services within our financial capacity. This is where you come in. We’re looking for an experienced Architect on a fixed term basis to help us realise that plan. 


Due to the nature of this role, a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.


All of our employees are valuable to us, below are just some of the ways we show our appreciation:


  • c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years service

  • Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £1200 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.

  • Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by NCHA and includes life assurance cover

  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay

  • Free enhanced DBS check where applicable

  • £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member to work at NCHA

  • Employee Recognition Scheme

  • Great learning & development and qualification opportunities

  • Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers

  • Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors


All successful candidates will be required to take an online ability assessment test prior to the interview and prepare a presentation.

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, NCHA welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of our LGBT + Allies Programme, we also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.


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