Senior Interior Designer

About the job
Your role

•	Assist with the day-to-day running of the London interiors department, including allocation of resources to suit project needs and general development of best practice, in consultation with the Interiors Director 
•	Liaise with the Interiors Director to optimise the use of skills and resources on a week-to-week basis and attend monthly Interiors management meetings to monitor progress in achieving Business Plan objectives and performance of individual projects
•	Responsible for business development, including presenting regularly to clients – existing and new clients 
•	Assist the Interiors Director with all information required for monthly reports to the Board and Management Group 
•	Oversee/ lead creative design solutions and present selected interiors projects; provide design leadership/guidance to the interior team on those particular projects
•	Assist in developing systems and techniques to maximise efficiency and offer continual client service improvement and value 
•       Undertake the duties of an Associate with honesty and integrity

What you will do

•	Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the company’s design ethos and [redacted] and ensure it is communicated and demonstrated throughout project work to raise standards of design 
•	Take a client brief including facilitating workshops, interviews and preparation of strategic briefs
•	Generate ideas that respond to the client brief and opportunities
•	Present ideas confidently and convincingly, both verbally and drawing 
•	Lead and project manage a variety of projects simultaneously
•	Win new work from new and existing clients 
•	Build productive client relationships and demonstrate clear understanding of client and organisation
•	Manage budgets and quality standards of each project, e.g. WIP
•	Plan, develop and implement strategy for effective financial and people project/team resourcing 
•	Develop detailed knowledge of the interiors sectors, markets and client 
•	Develop and nurture a network of industry contacts of client and influencers of new business 
•	Lead a team and demonstrate effective leadership; encourage development of junior staff and provide supportive training and development, coaching and mentoring 

Your skills 
•	Excellent at developing client relationships and actively promoting the winning of business for the Practice
•	Demonstrate technical competency with all round ability 
•	Strong budget management ability, in terms of understanding financial accounting and management accounts and their impact upon the relevant budget 
•	Highly computer literate, skilled in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite applications
•	Skilled presenter both verbally and visually 

Your qualifications and experience 
-	Degree in Interior Design;
-	Proven experience of leading the design of high quality interiors projects;
-	Experience of working within hospitality and residential sectors 
-	Experience with brief taking;
-	Experience of working directly with the client, contractor and design team;
-	Experience coordinating with M&E and other consultants work;

Your personal qualities

•	Extremely technically competent 
•	Strong interpersonal skills 
•	Highly organised and efficient with attention to detail 
•	Ability to work effectively, efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines
•	Ability to motivate and lead people 
•	Effective ‘change manager’ 
•	Flexible approach to work 
•	Strong personal awareness
•	Self-motivated 
•	Clear thinker 
•	Strong team player who can work in a multi-disciplinary team
About the company
We are a global design leader ranked within the UK Top 10 and within the Global Top 100 of architectural practices.  With our Head Office in London, we have studios across the UK and internationally in New York, Singapore and Amsterdam.

Our people are the foundation of our culture: tightly knit and incredibly welcoming.  We nurture our staff and encourage their creative and entrepreneurial spirit. We set high standards for ourselves and our teams work collaboratively to achieve the best, and have the determination and drive to do things better.   We like to push ourselves, creatively, in business and as a team.  We listen and explore every angle with our clients so that we make the creative journey an enjoyable one for all.
Senior Interior Designer
Market sale, One-off private homes, High-density housing, Luxury hotels, 3-star hotels
Covent Garden
200-499 employees