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Client Account Manager - Cheshire - up to £40,000 (V04190)

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Our client is an industry leader in providing show home interior design and installation to the UK’s corporate property development sector. They are able to provide the market with the most extensive design studio and largest full time work force on offer nationwide and are currently recruiting for a Client Account Manager.

Based partly from home and partly from their offices in Cheshire, you will be developing, delivering and maintaining interior design initiatives and solutions in support of Client satisfaction whilst remaining commercially aware and driven within your niche area of focus.

Key responsibilities for the Client Account Manager include to:

  • Maintain and maximise client yield across established pipelines
  • Build client sales in Business Development independently and across the wider Account Management team
  • Clearly communicate and problem solve with cross departmental Management Team
  • Demonstrate a clear knowledge of your commercial priorities and responsibilities
  • Build strong rapport with existing clients, new customers and internal colleagues

Skills and Experience needed for the Client Account Manager:

  • A minimum of 5 years' project management sales experience within the interior design industry for property developers
  • Ideally previous experience as an interior designer
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentational)
  • Able to operate self-sufficiently in a principally field based role
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive
  • Good computer literacy
  • Strong lead generation and business development skills

In return they offer a negotiable salary in the range of £35k to £40k plus commission, car, company bonus scheme and pension. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Cheshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
commisssion, bonus, car, pension
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 & Showroom Manager - Hertfordshire - up to £32,000 (V04189)

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Our client has been designing and installing quality kitchens for over 20 years. Clients include architects, interior designers, developers and private clients. Their attention to detail and creative flair makes the whole process of creating new kitchens enjoyable and stress free.

They offer both British and German brands and are currently looking for an experienced Kitchen Designer for their Showroom based in South Hertfordshire, near the M25 and with direct links to London. They are ideally hoping for an individual who can also be look after the Showroom and design new kitchen displays.

Your role will be mainly handling the retail arm of the business but your remit will also cover some of the smaller, independent developers. You will be working from initial brief through to completion although they do have a great installations team to hand over to.


Skills and Experience needed for the Kitchen Designer:

  • At least 4 years' designing and selling kitchens
  • Good hand-drawing and CAD skills - they use Winner
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Smart and professional
  • Self-motivated and proactive


The role is Monday to Friday with Saturdays by appointment only. In return they are offering a salary of between £27k and £32k plus 10% gross commission of projects (excluding installation). To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Hertfordshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£27,000 - £32,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus commission
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.

FF&E Interior Designers - London - up to £58,000 (V04186)

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Our client is an interior design and engineering firm that excels at producing complete design packages. Their services include architectural design, shopfitting, interior design, surveying, landscaping and structural design internationally.

With offices internationally, their London office are currently looking for both a midweight and a senior FF&E Interior Designers to join their very busy team.

In addition to the expected responsibilities of an FF&E Designer, the Senior FF&E Designer will provide strong project leadership, with exceptional communication throughout and encourage and promote team spirit and motivation. You will also be overseeing and supporting other designers in the Team. You will need plenty of experience working on larger scale projects, handling suppliers, putting together FF&E schedules and design schemes.

Skills and Experience expected from the FF&E Interior Designesr:

  • A minimum of 4 years' of professional experience in high-end residential or hospitality
  • Able to produce schedules and specifications
  • Exceptional attention to detail and knowledge of materials, finishes & detailing
  • Good time-management and organisational skills
  • Ability to present design concepts and ideas with confidence and passion
  • Ideally experienced in AutoCAD, Adobe and InDesign

In return they offer salaries from £36k for the middleweights and from £48k for the seniors plus pension contribution and medical insurance. They work Monday to Thursday in the office with an option to work from home on Fridays. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£38,000 - £58,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + healthcare
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.

Project Manager - Lighting - Surrey - up to £45,000 (V04185)

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Our client is a bespoke business creating contemporary and heritage lighting crafted by artisans for residences, hotels, superyachts and restaurants.

As Project Manager you will be responsible for the overall planning, direction, coordination, execution, control and completion of assigned projects, with a view to improving internal efficiency, increased margins and external customer satisfaction.

Other duties will be:

  • Preparing and implementing a structure project plan
  • Defining the resource requirements and ensuring the team has the correct support required
  • Managing and monitoring the project plan and budgets
  • Managing stakeholders and liaising with design, production, customers, sales and purchasing
  • Coordinating the placing of supplier orders
  • Ensuring all products are market competitive and meet customer needs
  • Driving improvements and efficiencies through review of project management performance

Skills and experience needed for the Project Manager:

  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience to include project management
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • A self-starter with drive for results and able to work independently
  • Leadership qualities to direct and motivate the team
  • Approachable team player with ability to build relationships at all levels


In return:

This is an on-site role, Monday to Friday, salary range £35k to £45k, 25 days holidays + bank holidays, plus pension and life insurance. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Surrey
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, life insurance, good holidays
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 Design Draughtsperson - Norfolk - negotiable (V04177)

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This Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques. Projects include dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.

They are seeking a full time, experienced Design Engineer and also a Furniture Draughtsperson. For both roles they are looking for individuals who are able to draw on their experience in the furniture and joinery industry to support and steer the design and technical phases of projects and to engineer work which is fit for manufacture, assembly and installation. The distinction between the roles being that the Draughtsperson will be mainly producing the technical drawings and the Design Engineer will be working with the draughting team to review and refine design intent and engineer for efficient manufacture.


Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Design Engineer and Draughtsperson roles:

  • Excellent communication skills in order to capably discuss and establish design principles from a client’s brief
  • A good working knowledge of furniture and joinery constructional methods, and manufacturing processes
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive
  • Attention to detail and precision in the work produced
  • Strong problem-solving, time management and planning skills
  • Competent with the basics of AutoCAD and fluent with a 3D package, ideally SolidWorks


Salary and Benefits:
In return they are offering a very competitive and generous salary plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension and long service additional holiday. There is also a relocation allowance available as it is not a remote role. All this can be discussed with the recruiter in confidence before deciding whether to proceed with your application.

To find out more and to discuss salaries, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Norfolk
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
profit share, pension, relocation allowance
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 - Hertfordshire - up to £40,000 (V04160)

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Our client is one of the leading design practices within the hotel and hospitality marketplace supplying architectural interior design solutions for both new build and refurbishment projects.
 
They are currently seeking an Interior Designer with proven range of experience within the hospitality sector. Based in South Hertfordshire within easy access of London, you would be working for hotel groups and individual clients throughout the UK & Europe.
 
Your responsibilities will include creating design concepts, FF&E sourcing, technical drawings, sketching, rendering and putting together schemes in the format of mood and sample boards.Then working through to installation.
 
Skills and Experience needed from the Interior Designer:
  • At least 6 years' relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of fabric and upholstery, trends and suppliers
  • Able to take part in site surveys 
  • Adept at client presentations including various techniques such as CAD floor plans, elevations, digital renders as well as traditional mediums including, sample boards and sketching
  • Understanding of M&E drawings
  • Fully competent in AutoCAD and be able to produce a full range of construction packages
  • A working knowledge of 3D Studio, Photoshop and SketchUp would be desirable
 
This will initially be a 12-month contract with the potential to become permanent. Salary on offer is between £35k to £40k (negotiable) and the company all work remotely on Fridays.
 
To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.
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Location:
Hertfordshire
Job Type:
Contract to Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
negotiable plus pension
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 Design Draughtsperson - North West England - negotiable (V04182)

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Known for creative design and pioneering craftsmanship, this company combines traditional hand skills with advanced materials and technology to create award-winning furniture for yachts and houses of ultra-high net worth individuals, throughout the world.

The role of the Draughtsperson is working as part of a small team where you will be producing accurate technical drawings for manufacture, taking design concepts, and developing them into full working drawings for manufacture. You will work closely and directly with the Project Managers and making teams on a variety of projects and create detailed 2D and 3D drawings for production on a variety of projects at any one time.


Skills and Experience needed from the Design Draughtsperson:

  • Ideally combined experience as a cabinetmaker and then draughtsperson within the bespoke furniture industry
  • Proficient in 2D AutoCAD and Rhino 3D (or other 3D Software)
  • Experience in Inventor would also be helpful
  • A working knowledge of traditional and contemporary construction processes
  • Able to produce highly detailed technical drawings for production
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational skills and a methodical approach to prioritising and organising work
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload from a variety of different sources


In return they offer:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Company pension contributions
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Increased holiday and company sick pay with length of service
  • Your birthday off

To find out more and to discuss salaries, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
North West England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
healthcare, company pension, enhanced maternity/paternity pay
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.

Production Team - Essex - up to £35,000 (V04179)

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Our client specialises in Experiential Design, Production and Installation and are proud to count large brands and leading marketing agencies amongst their clients.

Their Production Team works both in the production workshop and onsite as directed by Workshop Manager. They are currently seeking an individual who can support in all aspects of production build, general workshop responsibilities and on-site work as required. This role also acts as an Assistant to the Workshop Manager.

This is a hands-on role with tasks which includes prop making, CAD drawing, carpentry, metalworking, spray painting, scenic finishes, paint management, general production build, CAD interpretation, CNC & Laser cutter operation, vinyling, installation crewing, lead carpenter, sanding, filling & finishing.

The role includes development of practical skills including scenic, LX, sound & electronics and working in line with the Company sustainability policy, ensuring minimising wastage and organising off cuts of production material for use on subsequent jobs. Health & Safety compliance is essential as is quality control for all projects.

This position is based on a 42.5 hour week with a salary of £28k to £35k dependent on experience and skill level plus BUPA Medical & EATP and Pension.


Skills and Experience needed for the Production Team role:

  • Ability to perform practical tasks in the workshop
  • Strong carpentry and construction skills, ideally to include set build and props
  • Knowledge of paint & materials for scenic painting
  • Able to communicate effectively including with subcontractors
  • To be organised and understand the need to meet deadlines
  • Have a sustainable approach to working at all times
  • Able to hold high levels of attention to detail and quality control
  • Happy to work in a fast-paced industry with a flexible approach to working

To find out more and to apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Essex
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
BUPA, pension
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 - Hertfordshire - up to £45,000 (V04156)

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Our client is a renowned design and project management consultancy firm specialising in the hospitality industry. They collaborate with a diverse range of clients, from independent establishments to leading PLCs, to transform bars, restaurants and pubs across the UK. As they embark on an exciting growth journey, they are looking to expand their team with an enthusiastic Interior Designer.
 
In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects from initial concept to final completion, both independently and collaboratively. Your responsibilities will encompass liaising with suppliers, managing FF&E scheduling and coordinating with on-site contractors.
 
They are in the process on moving into lovely light and airy new premises and offer a relaxed and inclusive culture with a flat management style. They are open to candidates looking to return to work after a break. They are also looking for an Architectural Technician to join the team.
 
Key responsibilities for the Interior Designer are to:
  • Work with the design team to bring innovative concepts to life
  • Manage and execute projects from concept to installation
  • Engage with clients to understand their unique requirements and present design proposals effectively
  • Coordinate with suppliers and maintain FF&E schedules
  • Oversee and communicate with contractors during the on-site execution phase
  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging design innovations
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Interior Designer:
  • Project Management experience
  • Able to present and handle clients
  • At least 3 years commercial design experience, ideally on hospitality projects
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp and the Adobe CS or similar
  • Excel and Microsoft literate
  • Driving Licence
In return they offer:
  • Salary from £36,000 to £45,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Generous leave policy including 25 days of annual leave, in addition to bank holidays and a Christmas shutdown.
  • Company-provided phone to facilitate communication and coordination.
  • Pension scheme for your financial security.
  • Plenty of coffee, tea and snacks.

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.

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Location:
Hertfordshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£36,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
generous holidays, pension, phone
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 - Shropshire - up to £36,000 (V04161)

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Our client has been designing and making bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and specialist finishes for more than twenty years for the high-end London and international markets. They work for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world. They currently have an opening for a Furniture Designer with excellent technical knowledge of furniture construction to join their design team. 
 
They are seeking an individual who is a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Knowledge and experience of VectorWorks is preferable but they will consider other similar CAD programmes.
 
Main duties for the Furniture Designer include: 
  • Production of accurate working drawings
  • Production of design concept drawings to be used in the sales process
  • Managing and co-ordinating makers and subcontractors
  • Occasional working on-site, site surveying, fitting and construction
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer role:
  • Strong knowledge of both furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable, as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • Min of 2 years’ experience within furniture or woodwork manufacturing 
  • Good hand-sketching ability would be helpful
  • Good problem-solving skills
In return you will be working with a very friendly team of people who love creating beautiful projects for their clients. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.
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Location:
Shropshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus + pension
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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