Part 2 or Part 3 Architectural Assistant, or Architect

Recruiter
KIN
Location
Remote / hybrid working. London or SE, to be within reach of project sites and our office.
Salary
£25k - £35k,, commensurate on experience.
Posted
28 Nov 2022
Closes
28 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Permanent

KEY INFORMATION

Job title: Architectural Assistant / Architect

Location: You’ll need to be based in or around London in order to be within reach of project sites, and able to visit our office in Brixton, south London.

Remote / Hybrid working.  Remote working with some in-person collaboration days.  Some more in-person days may be required in the future.

Basis: Full time (we may be able to be flexible on this), PAYE.

Duration: Initially 4 months, with aim to extend to permanent.

Hours: Working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, with a flexi-time policy so you can shift this by up to 2 hours either way, or shift your days.  Overtime may be required on occasion due to project pressures, but we’re not in the habit of this.

Start: Immediate start if possible.

 

WHO WE ARE AND WHY WORK WITH US

We’re KIN.  We specialise in sustainable and affordable housing.  We have a flexible model, working as developers, development managers, sustainability consultants, architects, and community-led housing enablers.

We’re currently working on an exciting range of projects — from our own Passivhaus developments to net zero Energiesprong social housing retrofits, from affordable community-led housing to an ambitious local authority retrofit task force.  You can expect to be involved across a range of projects.

You might like working with us if you are passionate about sustainability and social justice in the built environment; and are excited about applying your skills and creativity to solving problems and delivering good.  If all that sounds good, then we might be a good fit for you.

You can also have a look at our website at www.kin.co.uk

 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

  • You’ll assist in undertaking and presenting technical feasibility studies and development appraisals  (RIBA Stage 0-2) for KIN projects and for clients.
  • You’ll communicate and coordinate information with consultants, clients, and other project stakeholders.
  • You’ll help coordinate and produce planning submissions.
  • You’ll produce technical/construction information, including working with manufacturers (including off-site manufacturers) to refine design proposals.
  • You’ll help build and improve procedures and systems, to streamline project delivery and quality assurance.
  • You’ll report to the two directors.

 

OPPORTUNITIES YOU'LL HAVE

  • As a small company with an inclusive and collaborative approach:
  • You’ll have opportunities to experience a range of different projects and aspects of our work.
  • You’ll be able to help shape projects and, potentially, the business itself.
  • You’ll have a wealth of learning opportunities on cutting edge sustainable projects.
  • You’ll have opportunities to develop and take on responsibilities and leadership.

 

THINGS WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Well organised, able to effectively manage your time across multiple tasks and projects, and be able to juggle creative thinking with a rigorous eye for detail.
  • Good experience of architectural technical design and coordination (RIBA Stage 4), including coordinating with consultants and manufacturers, and an understanding of sustainable and passive design principles.
  • Architectural Part 1 / Part 2 qualification (or equivalent).
  • Good knowledge of UK planning, building regulations (England and Wales), and design standards.
  • Excited about problem solving and learning.
  • Fluent English speaker.
  • Experience with:
  • AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Sketchup.
  • InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Excel.


OTHER THINGS WE'D LOVE

  • Good with clients.
  • Experience on net zero, Passivhaus, Energiesprong, or retrofit projects.
  • Experience on multi-unit residential projects.
  • Experience running projects.
  • Experience considering project costs, business case, and whole life value.
  • Experience on site (RIBA Stages 5-6).
  • Experience with community engagement or community led housing groups.
  • Experience with:
  • PHPP energy modelling software.
  • LCA / whole life carbon calculations.

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you think you’re a good fit and you’d enjoy working with us, please apply by emailing hr@kin.co.uk (not by post).

Please attach:

  • A covering letter explaining why you are interested in working with us and what you would bring to the role.  It doesn't need to be long; maybe just ½ and side of A4.  Please also include where you heard about the position. Please also include your availability.
  • A CV showing your qualifications and experience.
  • A mini portfolio showing examples of your work, including examples of technical detailing.  Keep it to the highlights; you can show us more of your portfolio at interview.
  • Make sure your attachments are less than 25MB total.
  • Do not send zipped documents, links to online portfolios, or download links (e.g. WeTransfer).

If you are shortlisted, the process will include:

  • Interview (online or at our office in London, TBC).
  • Two references upon request.

During the hiring process, please also let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to equality, diversity & inclusion and encourage applications from all backgrounds.  LQBTQIA+ friendly employer.

By applying for this position you give your consent for us to store and process your data.  If you're not successful this time, we'll keep your info on file for future opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Strictly no agencies, please.

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