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Interior Designers (Client Advert) - South East England - negotiable (V03432)

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Let's Democratise Design!

Opun are seeking Residential Designers

Opun is the UK's first online end-to-end Home Improvement services platform. To our clients, Opun means the end of home improvement nightmares. To our handpicked Design Partners, Opun is a reliable source of work and business growth.

Interior Design shouldn't just be a luxury. It should be a necessity!

Opun needs creative, experienced freelance designers who have an amazing eye for detail, are personable, and have the ability to bring a client's vision of their home improvement to life across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Based from home, you'll be expected to support local clients through their concept, from design to installation whilst being mindful of budget and aspiration. Drawing plans, advising on fittings & fixtures, as well as determining pricing options will be an essential part of your skill set.

To succeed, you'll have direct experience of working on a range of residential projects, as well as having the passion to convert a client's everyday space into their dream room.

How will Opun benefit you as a designer?

Our tech makes your skills available to every homeowner and gives you the customer volume that you've always wanted, on-demand. You'll be fully supported by Opun's delivery team; making sure your designs, large and small, are reliably turned into commission-earning projects.

Whats not to like? … Join our revolution now. Contact our Recruitment Manager, Roshni Tailor (roshni.tailor@opun.co.uk) or call on 07557 670 061 to find out more. For further details on Opun please visit www.opun.co.uk.

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Location:
South East England
Design Field:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Lighting Design Manager - Hampshire - up to £36,000 (V03411 )

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An experienced Lighting Designer is sought by this specialist in the design and manufacture of high quality lighting and furnishing products. As a prominent supplier to the interior design and specifiers market, their products have earned a reputation of being extremely well-made and beautifully designed. Newly relocated to the middle of Hampshire, they are looking for a highly organised, commercially minded design team manager, who has a background in product design and engineering.

This is a pivotal role within the organisation and you will need to be able to manage and coordinate the department's varied workload, communicate with suppliers as well as be the central point of contact for product development with all other departments in the company.

Person / Experience Required:

  • 4 years' design experience within a relevant field
  • Proven history of working with SolidWorks and the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Able to produce clear and concise technical production drawings
  • Experience of developing and taking a product from concept through to completion
  • Experience of working with similar product types and an understanding of the basic principles of manufacture in various metals, glass and ceramics

Please contact Pippa on 01920 486125 for further details, or simply forward your application and CV / portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Hampshire
Design Field:
Lighting Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
Pension, BUPA
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Interior Designer - Northamptonshire - up to £24,000 (V03431)

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Our client is a leading bar, restaurant and commercial kitchen design company providing innovative design-led solutions to the hospitality and leisure industry.

Based in Northamptonshire, their design team are a group of talented and creative individuals who are passionate and focused about their work. Keen to continue expanding and taking on more work, they seek an Interior Designer to develop design concepts and proposals from internal and external briefs for presentation to their clients. Ideally you would then manage the project (if experienced enough) or work closely with the contracts team through to completion, if not.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Accurate interpretation of the design brief to produce initial layout ideas for outline approval
  • Development of initial ideas to produce the most appropriate solution (in terms of innovation, environment, space and budget parameters and client preference) and production of presentation materials to best illustrate the design
  • Liaising with suppliers and undertaking product research to achieve the best possible design solution
  • Preparation of proposals and presenting these to clients and consultants
  • Liaising with clients to satisfactory project handover

Person / Experience Required:

  • Degree level or equivalent in a design related discipline
  • Strong IT skills including AutoCAD and Photoshop
  • Proven Interior Design experience within the hospitality sector
  • Commercial and marketplace awareness
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate the vision effectively, enthusing and inspiring clients
  • Attention to detail
  • Revit knowledge and experience of working on Listed Buildings would be an advantage

To apply, please send your CV / Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

hospitality-interior-design-jobs

Location:
Northamptonshire
Design Field:
Hospitality Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £24,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Senior Interior Designer / Project Manager - North West England - up to £50,000 (V03430)

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This Brewery is expanding their in-house design team to achieve their goal of becoming the most exciting brewery in the North, to run the most exciting pubs and to create the best career paths in the industry.

As a Senior Interior Designer you will be handling refurbishments, upgrades and the expansion of new premises. You will have the autonomy to try new ideas and your final designs and finish of projects will be integral to the look, feel and success of each individual pub.

Managing multiple projects at any one time, it will be up to you to plan and prioritise assignments to ensure the best outcome and use of time. You will report directly to the Property Director and will work closely with their Managed / Tenanted houses, Customer support and Finance teams.

There will be a mixture of in-house and outsourced development, dependent upon size and responsibilities will include:

  • Providing alternative sketch solutions in response to the design brief or appointing an outsourced development team
  • Presenting schemes and providing accurate anticipated costs
  • Preparing / overseeing detailed design drawings and submitting for planning and building regulations plus licensing
  • Preparing and presenting colour / mood boards
  • Preparing tender documentation and sending out to competitive tender
  • Controlling costs and timings throughout the construction phase and managing suppliers accordingly

Person / Experience Required:

  • You will be a self-starter, pro-active in nature and have excellent design and project management skills
  • You will have extensive architectural / interior design experience within hospitality / pub design
  • Design related degree or equivalent
  • The ability to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of building construction
  • Knowledge and ability to use CAD would be an advantage
  • Regional travel is key to the role so mobility will be a must

Working in a great office environment (with an onsite Pub!) other benefits include a car allowance, free parking and 25% Team Member discount off their pubs so that you can treat yourself and your family.

Looking after their Teams is important to them so they also include free refreshments, BUPA cover (after initial probation), 30 days holiday / annum plus 3 days bank holiday at Christmas / New Year and a company pension. They will also ensure you have access to the right level of training, support and continued career development.

To apply, please send your CV / Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

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Location:
North West England
Design Field:
Hospitality Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
car allowance, BUPA, profit share
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Lighting Product Developer and Buyer - London - up to £40,000 (V03429)

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This exciting and innovative Group of companies have their own brand of hotels and restaurants, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries. The latest development in their portfolio is an affordable luxury brand of home products will also be available to purchase via their website from April 2017.

You will be responsible for product conceptualisation, development and range management taking into consideration commerciality and technical issues plus interpreting the brand vision to craft the best products to drive company growth.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Defining and developing new product concepts and innovation from concept to completion
  • Managing development budgets, testing processes and supplier sourcing
  • Negotiating competitive cost of goods and manageable minimum order quantities with suppliers
  • Managing the packaging portfolio
  • Working with external product manufacturers on the testing and validation of new product ideas

Person / Experience Required:

  • At least 4 years' experience developing products within the lighting and hard goods categories for the retail sector
  • Knowledge of suppliers and experience of supplier management
  • Basic understanding of regulatory and legal requirements of product development
  • Good commercial awareness

To apply, please send your CV / Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Lighting Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Kitchen Designer - Watford - up to £30,000 (V03428)

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This independent kitchen retailer has a family tradition in the kitchen industry dating back over 60 years. Their stunning showroom on the borders of North London and South Hertfordshire has been designed to showcase their full range of kitchen products including German fitted kitchens and handmade kitchen manufacturers for mid to high end clients. They are currently looking for a new Kitchen Designer to join their team.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience designing and working out of a kitchen showroom
  • Able to carry out site surveys, draw up designs and liaise with both the suppliers and the workshop
  • Good attention to detail
  • CAD literate, they use CARAT
  • Team player, good communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

Working hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9.30 to 4pm (1 in 4 Saturday rota with day off in lieu during the week).

Please contact Pippa on 01920 486125 for further details, or simply forward your application and CV / portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Watford
Design Field:
Bespoke Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
OTE up to £50k
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Interior Designer - London - up to £30,000 (V03427)

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This home interiors business produces distinctive ranges of furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. Designed by their team in London or their clients, the pieces are then produced by talented artisans often using traditions which span generations. 

Due to the demand for their products and knowledge they have created a new role which will be based from one of their showrooms in London. As the main Interior Designer you will be offering a design and specifying service to their customers from London and the Home Counties, many of whom also have residences abroad. 

Person / Experience Required:

  • Interior Design qualification
  • At least 3 years' experience in residential design
  • Excellent customer service and sales skills
  • Good free hand drawing to convey your designs to the customer on paper
  • Smart and personable
  • Good command of the English language

Salary is negotiable and can be a lower basic salary plus commission or a higher salary with no commission.

To apply, please send your CV / Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

interior-design-jobs-residential 

Location:
London
Design Field:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - London - up to £35,000 (V03426)

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This family business is synonymous with contemporary elegance with a style that continues to evolve. Their large showroom attracts clientele from around the world and their furniture is quintessentially British in design and manufacture, befitting for the luxury marketplace.

They are currently recruiting for a Furniture Designer who will report to the Head of Design.

Duties will include:

  • The production of technical drawings using AutoCAD and renders using SolidWorks
  • Developing and creating bespoke designs
  • Keeping up to date with current trends and visiting exhibitions where necessary
  • Sourcing fittings, runners, hinges and handles
  • Liaising with the workshops on a regular basis regarding technical drawings

Person / Experience Required:

  • A degree or equivalent with experience of creating production drawings for a workshop
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and SolidWorks along with other graphics packages
  • Knowledge of furniture making and the manufacturing processes
  • Strong attention to detail and an appreciation of design aesthetics
  • Fluent spoken and written English together with excellent communication and presentation skills

To apply, please send your CV / Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£27,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Product Development Manager - London - up to £55,000 (V03425)

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This inspiring Company continues to expand and their portfolio encompasses their own brand of hotels and restaurants along with a retail offering of unique home products.

Due to this expansion, they are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Product Development Manager to be predominantly responsible for the table-top category which is core to their Home Brand. You will also be responsible for managing the Product Development team, having a strong ability in developing relationships both internally and externally with suppliers.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Candidates must have creative flair and be able to anticipate industry trends
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial awareness
  • Candidates must be resilient and have an adaptable attitude, ready to take on the exciting challenges of a new and evolving brand
  • An awareness of hospitality grade products
  • Experience of visiting and working with factories in the UK and internationally
  • Table-top product development experience

To apply, please send your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

interior-design-jobs-leisure-hospitality

Location:
London
Design Field:
Hospitality Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£50,000 - £55,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + benefits package
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Kitchen Sales Designer - London - negotiable (V03423)

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This company designs and makes beautiful bespoke kitchens using time-honoured methods of cabinetry. They are classical, simple and stylish and with good materials and honest ingenious design their furniture is built to last.

They currently have an opening in their large London showroom and seek a designer who is creative, understands their ethos and is not a pure salesperson. The candidate will be liaising with clients, creating designs, achieving sales and following projects through with the assistance of the technical team.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience gained from a more bespoke kitchen retailer at the upper end of the marketplace
  • You will need a degree of CAD literacy, they use a version of VectorWorks
  • Graduate or similar qualifications in Design
  • Very good hand drawing and sketching skills
  • You should also be articulate, presentable and enthusiastic

To apply, please send your CV / portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

kitchen-design-jobs

Location:
London
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
basic plus commission OTE £65k
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Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.
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