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Senior Architect

James Mackintosh Architects Ltd
Oxford, Oxfordshire
circa £50,000
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Job (Function)
Architect, Senior Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Architect with a minimum of 10 years-post professional qualification experience to work on a wide range of conservation projects, including designing alterations for high end residential schemes, the conservation and repair of some of the nations most treasured buildings, regeneration and change of use schemes. You’ll be excited by bringing buildings back to life, adapting them sustainably for the future, while being sensitive to the natural environment around them. As part of our Oxford office you will be responsible for supporting the development of other members of the office and the success of the practice.

Due to the travel required for this role, you must hold a full clean driving license with access to a vehicle, business mileage claimable through expenses. We are offering a salary circa £50,000 per annum

What you will be doing

  • You’ll be responsible for leading a small team of architects and designers to provide and deliver high-quality design solutions that meet our clients requirements. We do not have an in-house style – we listen to our clients and work with them to deliver their aspirations through imaginative and creative feasibility studies. You will be responsible for carrying out condition surveys, leading and coordinating technical packages of work to the highest conservation standard and delivering projects on site, to time and budget on a range of projects including mansion houses, manor houses, old rectories, and farmsteads throughout the Cotswolds and beyond whilst developing and line managing colleagues.
  • You will take an active role in business development to include attending conservation and networking events, as well as bid writing and other social media activity.

Our benefits include:

  • Professional subscriptions
  • Pension scheme (5% employee/5% employers contribution)
  • 25 days annual leave (3 days compulsory over Christmas) plus 1 day for each three years of service capped up to a maximum of 30 days holiday.
  • Private health care cover
  • Employee assistance programme. 

Our training aspirations for the role include providing: 

  • This is an opportunity for a senior architect that is ready to take their career to the next stage, running projects supported by a team of architects and designers,  developing client relationships and contributing to a long term sustainable historic built environment through promoting site specific ecology and biodiversity values. 
  • Development of your own skills through a personalised development plan.
  • Support and development through prioritising structured and general CPD to maintain conservation and general RIBA competancies.
  • Supporting you in the successful management and leadership of the Oxford Studio.

Who we are looking for:

  • Member of Architects Registration Board (ARB).
  • Accredited in building conservation or have the motivation to achieve it
  • Good knowledge of historic building conservation, maintenance and repair, with a commitment to best practice.
  • Successful track record of managing projects and budgets within conservation.
  • Experience in contract management and contract administration.
  • Experience of managing teams and developing others.
  • A track record of successful bids and attending networking and business development events.

If you’re interested in the position of Senior Architect. Please complete the excel spreadsheet providing examples of how you meet our application requirements. This is downloadable through the link below. Please also supply your cv and portfolio.

Please note that applications receive that do not include the application requirements spreadsheet will not be reviewed

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