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Interior Designer - West Midlands - negotiable (V04175)

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This Architectural and Interior Design practice specialising in leisure and hospitality projects has received numerous industry awards. They are a small busy office and current projects include tenpin bowling centres, health and fitness clubs, bingo halls and nightclubs at various locations Nationwide.

Based in the Midlands, they are looking for an enthusiastic interior designer who is looking to further their career and take on new challenges and opportunities. They all work flexibly and so are open to hybrid working of 3 days in the office and 2 from home.

You will be working from start to installation on a variety of projects. Typically, this will include, creating design concepts, putting together presentations, producing working drawings for tender, and visiting site dealing day to day with contractors and suppliers queries. You will be expected to visit sites which may involve the occasional overnight stays as they cover the whole of the UK.


Skills and Experience expected from the Interior Designer:

  • 4+ years’ creative commercial interior design experience ideally to include leisure
  • Able to demonstrate design flair and creative skills
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Able to produce high quality presentations for clients using Photoshop or other software packages
  • Enthusiastic about tackling a variety of projects and design challenges
  • Flexible and able to work to deadlines
  • Able to travel to projects throughout the UK to attend both client and design team meetings and site meetings


The salary will vary depending on your experience as they are also open to applications from more junior or more senior candidates. Salaries can be discussed with the recruiter before you decide whether to proceed any further. They also have a pension and 20 days holidays plus additional days over Christmas when they shut down and bank holidays of course.

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

Location:
West Midlands
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
pension, extra 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 Engineer - 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 Senior 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 role:

  • Excellent design and 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.

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.

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 £40,000, 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.

Project Manager - Furniture - Somerset - negotiable (V04176)

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Our client designs, manufactures and installs bespoke interiors for the high-end residential market and have a current vacancy for a Project Manager. All their designers, cabinet makers, project managers, veneerers, finishers and fitters are experts in each of their fields and work with new modern facilities through continual investment back into the business.

They are looking for candidates that can manage high-end joinery projects from £100k - £6m to the company’s high standards and processes. You will be maintaining and building client relationships whilst holding projects at the highest financial value possible. It will also involve managing two other Project Managers.

Responsibilities of the Project Manager include to:

  • Plan all elements of the project and deliver to set timescales
  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities
  • Carry out 3 monthly reviews and yearly appraisals for the two other members of staff in your team
  • Manage all financial aspects of the projects and report monthly to the Commercial Director
  • Issue all price variations in relation to design, specification changes
  • Identify timeline requirements of the project and make sure specialist materials are ordered in time for manufacture production periods
  • Issue bi-weekly timeline to the client teams and manage the compliance to timeline
  • Ensure the projects are run to all Health and Safety requirements


Skills and Experience needed from the Project Manager:

  • Project management background within the cabinet making / interior design industry
  • Knowledge of the construction industry and the coordination required with other trades
  • An understanding of AutoCAD and able to read and amend drawings for manufacture
  • Understanding of basic revenue models, profit/loss and forecasting
  • Ability to develop, manage and implement agreed strategy
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong IT skills in all relevant software
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong motivation, leadership and team management skills 

And in return:

Alongside a competitive salary package they hold social events and gatherings after work and free Friday lunches for the whole team. In addition there are opportunities to take on more responsibility for ambitious individuals with full, professional training provided. 

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

Location:
Somerset
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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.

Materials and Workshop Research Specialist - Leicestershire - negotiable (V04171)

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With total commitment to British manufacturing, our client’s mission is to design and make enduring and life-enhancing furniture, lighting, fabrics and wallpapers through collaborations with a network of the finest craftspeople in Britain. Their designs combine responsibly sourced, high-quality materials and superb workmanship to ensure they endure for generations.

They are currently seeking a technically minded and inquisitive individual with knowledge of materials used within the product and furniture design marketplace. This is a new role which is critical to their mission to revive endangered British craftsmanship and manufacturing skills. You will be based near their workshops in Leicester.

Your role will be to identify and present new workshop opportunities which match the company’s sustainability commitments, presenting opportunities to the Product Director to ensure that desirability and feasibility have been evaluated. Once the selection has been narrowed down you will be responsible for the management of setting up the new workshops as well as the handover of research and concept material to the Design Manager or Manufacturing team.

You will also be monitoring and looking at new technologies and materials; obtaining costings and concept samples and monitoring industry innovations, continuing detailed investigation and analysis to ensure there is a fully transparent supply chain.


Skills and Experience needed for the Technical Materials Researcher’s role:

  • Min. 5 years’ experience within the product development sector, preferably lighting and/or furniture
  • Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in environmental innovation and sustainability, particularly in the interiors sector
  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of UK standards and legislations
  • Strong collaborative and communication skills
  • Able to work to deadlines with strong planning, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence 


In return they offer:

  • A generous negotiable salary
  • 24 days' holiday plus bank holidays, with additional days off for Birthdays, Christmas and Maternity / Paternity
  • Pension, Healthcare, Car and Cycle to Work Benefit Schemes
  • Full travel expenses paid when visiting the workshops and the other office

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

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Location:
Leicestershire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
generous salary, birthday off, healthcare scheme, company 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.

Business Development Manager - South West England - up to £39,000 (V04173)

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This Interior Design Consultancy specialises in designing and installing interiors for Showhomes, Hotels, Retirement Homes and Private Clients. They have a team of talented in-house professionals which includes designers, soft furnishers, stylists, picture-framers and fitters and are now seeking an additional Business Development Manager for their showhome division.

Your role will be a combination of winning new business and account management working with national house builders and smaller developers. They are a very family-friendly business and flexible about working hours which contributes to a low turnover of staff and repeat business from their clients.

Key Purpose of the Business Development Manager role:

  • Agreeing sales targets and implementing a strategy that achieves or exceeds these targets
  • Delivery of successful repeat business, retention and referral rates
  • Negotiation of achievable project budgets with customers
  • Carrying out regular research within the new homes market to generate new sales leads
  • Implementation of regular marketing and advertising campaigns
  • Providing sales information including forecasts to assist in analysis and forward planning
  • Liaising with the team in all phases of a customer’s project to ensure design, budget and timeframe requirements are met


Skills and Experience for the Business Development Manager:

  • Knowledge of the Interior Design marketplace
  • Numerate with strong sales and negotiating skills
  • Effective and solid communication skills
  • Good IT skills as required by the job and updated as necessary
  • Current driving licence
  • Able to demonstrate success in managing client accounts
  • Self-driven and results oriented with a positive outlook and able to forward plan

They are open to one day a week working from home in the longer term, but whoever fills the role will always need to be in the office every Monday and probably most of the week for the initial training period.  Salary will be £39k (based on a 37.5 hour week) plus overtime, twice yearly bonus scheme, car, company pension and 22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.

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

Location:
South West England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£39,000 - £39,000 per annum
Benefits:
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.

Furniture CAD Technician - Kent - negotiable (V04174)

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Our client has their own unique approach to creating handmade truly bespoke kitchens, bedrooms, studies, wine rooms and other bespoke furniture. With a strong design and manufacturing team they encourage customers to visit the showroom and workshop where they are greeted with enthusiasm, an in-depth knowledge of materials and finishes, and a company able to offer a truly bespoke service.

They are now currently looking for a CAD Technician to produce Sales Drawings using Autodesk Revit for bespoke high-end joinery for 6 to 12 months’ maternity cover. You will be joining a company with a very low turnover of staff and a friendly and helpful team. This will be a full-time office based role.

Skills and experience sought for the CAD Furniture Technician:

  • You must be computer literate, proficient with AutoCAD and ideally Revit. Full training will be provided for the right candidate which may include a period of working alongside their current CAD Technician as required
  • Experience with architecture and fitted furniture
  • Able to think for yourself and come up with practical solutions
  • Good communication skills, fluent in English
  • A real team player, happy to take on any job whether small or large


The salary will be dependent on experience and CAD literacy. They are an equal opportunities employer and accept applications from all qualified candidates.

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

Location:
Kent
Job Type:
Contract
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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 - Wiltshire - up to £35,000 (V04145)

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Our client is an award-winning, growing company with craft at the core of their designs. Each kitchen is hand-made to order using traditional joinery techniques and the finest materials, ensuring it is built to last a lifetime.
They have created a new role for a Furniture Designer with the potential for the position to develop into so much more for the right person. The role will have involvement in the finer details of furniture manufacture, detailed drawings, procurement and installation. 
This role can be based near their workshop in Wiltshire or up near the Harrogate office.
 
Your work as a Furniture Designer will involve:
  • Using AutoCAD for technical drawings and design work
  • Facilitating the development of sign-off, setting out, procurement and production of furniture, including cabinetry, metal elements, stone elements and other custom materials and features
  • Mechanical and electrical drawings and installation drawings to aid site trades
  • Liaising with the design team and project managers
  • Working with private clients, architects, developers and interior designers
  • Occasional travel mostly to the showroom / studio in London and often to project sites, in order to attend meetings and to carry out site surveys and checks
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer:
  • A good understanding of high-end custom furniture
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Fluent in 2D AutoCAD
  • Experience in 3D work and 3D visualisation is a bonus but not essential
  • A proactive person with a 'self-starter' attitude and strong time-management skills
  • Own car and Driving Licence
Salary on offer will be between £28k and £35k plus pension. 
 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:
Wiltshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
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 - Warwickshire - up to £36,000 (V04153)

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Our client specialises in crafting imaginative hospitality environments for major brands and F&B chains. Every successful project is the result of a dedicated team of highly skilled and motivated individuals and it is within this team that they are currently seeking an Interior Designer to join.
 
As an Interior Designer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping innovative hospitality spaces for renowned brands. This position offers a hybrid work environment, allowing you to work both from the comfort of your home and in the office. You will collaborate closely with their Senior Design Team and have the opportunity to work both as part of a team and independently. Your primary focus will be on brand roll-out programs within the retail and hospitality sectors, with a specific emphasis on food & beverage establishments.
 
Experience and Skills sought from the Interior Designer:
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience to include hospitality projects
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of other programmes such as Photoshop and InDesign
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Strong lateral thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and consistency in drawing work
  • Driving licence and own car to visit site
What they are offering their Interior Designers:
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible office/home working arrangements on agreed days
  • Perkbox membership, providing access to a range of employee benefits and discounts
  • Participation in their pension scheme
  • Convenient office location accessible by public transport
If you are an Interior Designer with a passion for transforming spaces and have the skills and qualifications our client seeks, we encourage you to apply by sending in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com  or calling us on 01920 486125.
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Location:
Warwickshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
hybrid work, pension, perkbox
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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