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Associate Partner

Dependent on Experience
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

Job Details

We are extending our wider West region senior management team and are looking for an Associate Partner who will strategically win and deliver work in Bristol, the South-West and South Wales. We’re after a result driven, tenacious, go getter to contribute to winning new business, support with leading and developing the studio, and manage a mixture of bespoke architectural projects. We are a progressive practice so you’ll need to understand our culture and strategy, identify opportunities and be responsible for developing staff. It’s an entrepreneurial job, with lots of responsibility and the freedom to deliver results.

Purcell is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity. We have staff of approximately 280 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices, in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Winners of Architect Employer of the Year 2022.   


Collaboration is central to our employee-ownership culture, providing opportunities to work on some of the finest buildings; from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design. We offer a rewarding and supportive environment for personal and professional development and our employee-owned ethos empowers everyone to use their voice. We believe in creating an equitable and inclusive culture, founded on our values, which celebrates knowledge sharing and our successes, to build an inspiring work environment.  


It is our distinctive employee-owned working culture that has contributed to our status as a World Architecture Top 100 Practice, renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.   


Our benefits package includes agile, flexible and hybrid working, (a minimum of 3 days in office, up to 2 days working from home) annual leave increasing with long service, life assurance, study sponsorship with paid study leave, sabbaticals, employee assistance programme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, virtual GP service, subscription fees, company day out, a volunteering scheme and enhanced learning & development opportunities.  


Working closely with the Regional Partner Bristol leadership team, you will prioritise new business generation activities and support the delivery of a robust long-term strategy for the studio that will provide opportunities for growth in Bristol and the region. This will include identifying industry trends and opportunities for securing new architectural and conservation projects across a range of sectors for public and private clients. The pursuing of these opportunities will include maintaining contacts with current and prospective clients. 


Skills, knowledge, experience: 


Minimum 10 to 15 years post-qualification experience 


Lead and manage the seamless running of all architectural projects to the highest standards. 


Proven work winning skills 


Local market knowledge and intelligence 


A track record of Client satisfaction 


Industry recognition and regarded as an exemplar in their field 


Proven ability of leading, managing, and developing individuals and teams, through excellent communication and people skills 


Experience of working to continue developing a business 


Excellent presentation skills (Visual, written & spoken) 


Ability to organise and plan – analytical skills 


Delegation skills 


Able to uphold and embody the Purcell values and behaviours 


It would also be an advantage if candidates possess:  


Delivery or management of projects in BIM 


Has hands on experience of heritage and adaptive reuse projects 


A track record of networking and relationship building across the west region 


Qualifications, Accreditations, Memberships: 


Essential: ARB, RIBA / RICS 




This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell. 


As world leaders of Heritage and Conservation, Purcell is committed to embracing diversity and equal opportunity within our international teams, reflective of the society in which we work and live. 


We welcome people from all backgrounds and celebrate difference throughout culture of employee ownership. 



We work as one family of many experts: architects, designers, heritage leaders and specialist consultants.

Ideally placed in regions covering the UK and in Asia Pacific, we undertake projects across eight core sectors.

Clients come to us when they need to make sense of their project. These complex scenarios often involve sensitive sites, listed buildings and admired places. We guide their transformation, and help clients to build new structures and create new spaces through bespoke design.

For decades, we have been making sure that our clients’ buildings are designed for use today and for future generations.

Company info
15 Bermondsey Square
Tower Bridge Road
Greater London
United Kingdom

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