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Midweight / Senior Interior Designers (Client Advert) - London - negotiable (V03703)
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This vacancy is now at interview stage.

SMC Design is looking for talented Middleweight / Senior Interior Designers to join our team here in London.

As a result of our continued growth and an ever expanding client base, we are looking to recruit talented new designers with experience in hospitality, retail and F&B interior design.

Job overview:

We deliver award winning designs for clients around the world across all disciplines of hospitality, retail and F&B interior design. We are looking for experienced Middleweight / Senior Designers to work on freelance or permanent contracts.

SMC Design are based in Bermondsey, a vibrant area of London close to London Bridge - full of boutique coffee shops, artisan bakeries and independent restaurants.

Essential criteria for the role:

  • Experience working on all stages of a project from concept through to completion
  • Strong design and technical ability
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Experience in using VectorWorks, SketchUp, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to use MS Office

Salary and benefits are competitive and are based on candidate experience.

Are you looking for a new challenge, or the opportunity to join exciting international projects? If so then please apply directly (quoting reference V03703) to careers@smc-design.com. All applications need to include a CV and portfolio with good examples of detailed drawing packages. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.

To find out more about SMC Design please visit our website www.smc-design.com.

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Location:
London
Sector:
Hospitality & Retail Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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Design Project Manager for Soft Furnishings - London - up to £30,000 (V03700)
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This is an opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to become part of a growing team of people, producing soft furnishings for trade clients including interior designers, architects and developers throughout London and the South. Their work includes handmade curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery for some of the finest residential and commercial spaces in the UK and abroad.

They are offering:

  • Basic salary depending on experience, plus 5% commission on sales
  • Pension, laptop and phone
  • 20 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays
  • Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating estimates and issuing invoices
  • Site surveys and taking accurate measurements
  • Project managing curtains and blinds, cushion and upholstery jobs from conception to completion
  • Creating worksheets for manufacture for every bespoke item
  • Answering design and manufacturing queries and problem solving
  • Business development from existing and new contacts
  • Managing social marketing media

Person / Experience Required:

  • 5 years' experience in a similar trade environment and industry knowledge
  • Ability to prioritise and manage a large number of projects at the same time
  • Exceptional attention to detail and numerate
  • Ability to work as part of a team and have a positive and energetic outlook
  • Driving licence needed

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Sector:
Soft Furnishings
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£28,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, pension, laptop, phone
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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 (Client Advert) - Nottingham - negotiable (V03699)
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This is an exciting opportunity to join a flourishing Nottingham based company specialising in the design, manufacture and retail of furniture, lighting and interior accessories.

The company is offering a new interior design service throughout the UK - working directly with developers and builders to create show homes and furnish investment / rental units and are seeking a Senior Interior Designer to join the team and be responsible for this service.

This role requires an experienced, confident professional to design and dress interiors, manage clients and projects and seek new business opportunities. Additional duties may include the design and upkeep of the showroom(s) and planning, managing and styling photoshoots.

The ideal candidate will be university qualified with an art or design related degree. Professional Interior design experience is essential, preferably from a show home background. Excellent organisation, written and spoken English, numeracy, computer and customer facing skills are also required. Freelance / Part Time or Permanent work, depending on the applicant, can be offered.

Computer skills must include competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. CAD and 3D modelling skills are desirable but not essential.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

If this sounds like you then please submit a CV by email to James Pilling at james.pilling@my-furniture.co.uk  (quoting reference V03699). To find out more about My Furniture please visit our website www.my-furniture.co.uk.

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Location:
Nottingham
Sector:
Furniture and Lighting Retail
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£ negotiable
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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.
Project Manager - London - up to £43,000 (V03697)
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An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Project Manager to join a unique, design led luxury interiors brand. The Company has its roots in designing and curating collections of furniture and accessories that showcase the finest in British design and craftsmanship.

This role requires the person to manage multiple projects from the pricing stage through to completion, ensuring that profitability and program is maintained and that the product fits the brief. It involves a high level of organizational skills, liaising with the workshop, sourcing of external suppliers and a good eye for detail whilst demonstrating a strong level of commercial awareness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and understanding technical construction drawings and product specifications
  • Attending internal, supplier and client meetings
  • The breakdown of projects into components, producing costing / budgets and formulating project timelines
  • Producing / coordinating tender packages for pricing
  • Reviewing quotes from multiple suppliers and comparing costs
  • Reviewing and signing off supplier / manufacturer drawings and specifications
  • Visiting workshops and clients properties to manage and review construction

Person / Experience Required:

  • AutoCAD (2D) and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel
  • Strong organisational skills and experience of handling suppliers
  • Experience working with workshops and the construction of furniture, in particular fitted
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of financials
  • Self-starting and proactive

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£37,000 - £43,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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 (Client Advert) - Surrey - up to £28,000 (V03693)
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This vacancy is now at interview stage.

We are a leading German Kitchen Supplier to both the London and Surrey areas and are looking for an enthusiastic designer to join the team at our Flagship Surbiton Branch. The candidate must live within a 10 mile radius of the showroom with a full driving licence as site visits are an integral part of our work. Use of their own vehicle however, although preferred, is not essential.

The candidate should have experience in designing kitchens using a CAD software package and ideally will have worked with a German kitchen manufacturer either currently or previously. You will be knowledgeable about a variety of worksurfaces, appliances and splashbacks and possess some interior design skills and flair as we are increasingly getting orders for living rooms, bedrooms and offices also.

If this sounds like you then please submit a CV by email to Owais Ali at owais.ali@acquakitchens.co.uk (quoting reference V03693). Please also visit www.acquakitchens.co.uk for more information on our company. 

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Location:
Surrey
Sector:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission, OTE £40k+
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Furniture Designer / Production Engineer - Bristol - up to £35,000 (V03691)
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This company is a specialist in the interior architecture of historical and period properties and work directly with their clients who come to them for their expertise and beautiful pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship.

They are currently seeking an experienced and professional Production Engineer to be responsible for taking 2D design drawings and preparing manufacturing and purchasing drawings for the workshop, subcontract makers and fitters.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with clients and design/production team regarding design issues
  • Production of cutting lists for the purchase of sheet material
  • Production of accurate shopping lists for the purchase of appliances
  • Production of site installation drawings detailing precise position of furniture within site boundaries
  • Provision of technical assistance to fitting teams during both assembly and installation
  • Contributing to the regular design team meetings, including participation and suggestions as to team improvement
  • Discussions with suppliers of timber and hardware to ensure that the correct materials are used to both fit the design brief and the cost bill

Person / Experience Required:

  • AutoCAD and Microsoft Office is needed, Woodwork for Inventor experience desirable
  • Cabinetmaking background and/or a good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, materials selection and presentation
  • Able to work from drawings and specification sheets and able to interpret technical requirements and design briefs
  • Experience of site surveying
  • Knowledge of period architectural styles, building techniques and mouldings would be an advantage
  • An understanding of mechanical and electrical services required to be connected to fitted furniture, kitchens, and bathrooms

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Bristol
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£25,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and life assurance
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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.
Design Account Manager - North - North East England - negotiable (V03685)
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This company specialise in the design of show homes throughout the UK enjoy an enviable reputation for delivering and installing beautiful interiors to enhance the saleability of homes on every development. They are a large team of passionate, committed professionals and are recruiting for a Design Account Manager to cover the North East of England and Scotland.

This role requires a strong, enthusiastic and experienced individual to build relationships proactively with both new and existing clients. This is a field-based, customer centric role, in which the ideal candidate will employ a consultative approach, using emotional intelligence, taking their listening and influencing skills to clients directly.

Regularly meeting with customers, you will be equally as comfortable communicating with them on a one to one basis as you would be delivering presentations to a group, whether taking a brief or introducing the company and services.


Person / Experience Required:

  • You will have come from property development, associated construction industry or interior product / design sales background
  • Sales project management experience
  • Commercially minded with a a good standard in literacy and numeracy
  • Good understanding of continuous improvement techniques and activities
  • Lead generation and business development skills
  • A genuine interest in Interior Design
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentational)
  • Able to operate self-sufficiently in a principally field based role
  • Organised, a planner, adept at prioritising and able to meet deadlines
  • Good computer literacy (specifically Excel)
  • Self-reliance whilst operating remotely for extended periods of time

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
North East England
Sector:
Showhomes
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
£basic + commission, good pension, bonus
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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.
CAD Technician - Commercial Kitchens - London - up to £28,000 (V03684)
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Our client is a creative, leading edge specialist that has built a reputation for creating some of the most inspiring and successful designs for hospitality operations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Their clients include the world's premier corporate, hotel and leisure operators.

Due to a steady increase in business they are now seeking a CAD Technician to support the design team in the production of drawings. Ideally they would have experience in the hospitality / foodservice industry although they might consider a recent graduate with some work experience.

Based on the borders of London and Essex and with easy access to Liverpool Street, they offer great career prospects and room to develop. There is also the possibility of more creative work if design flair is shown.

Objectives and Requirements:

  • The creation of design concepts and developing schematic and equipment layouts using AutoCAD and ideally Revit
  • Preparing technical drawings from sketches
  • The production of fabrication elevations, sections and drawings containing builders' work requirements
  • You should be articulate with good communication, hand-writing (for drawing mark-ups) and interpersonal skills
  • You will be working both on your own and as part of a team so will need to be self-motivated and able to use your initiative

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Sector:
Hospitality Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£19,000 - £28,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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 Designer / Technical Designer - Berkshire - up to £25,000 (V03682)
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This company is a leading manufacturer of high quality bespoke joinery offering total project management from initial site survey through to installation and are a fast growing company with a high level of repeat clients and new customers joining their portfolio continuously.

They are currently seeking a Technical Designer still at the early stages of their career to grow and develop within their team. You will be working with the technical design team taking concept designs and turning them into ready-to-manufacture technical drawings for the in-house joinery workshop. It involves working with a comprehensive range of materials and designs for high-end companies throughout the capital.

Objectives and requirements:

  • Producing complete and checked technical drawings using Solid Edge 3D design software
  • Manufacturing and pre-installation construction takes place in-house, so good communication is required between sales, project management, the design team, production and the joiners, to resolve any potential design and material issues
  • Take offs for CNC milling and other outsourced material production will also be required directly from the CAD drawings, so accuracy is vital
  • Liaising with joiners so at least some experience with manufacturing and furniture / joinery is needed
  • Participating in company and departmental discussions about improvements and innovation so a genuine interest in the marketplace and a keenness to take part would be expected

Competitive remuneration and 22 days' holiday minimum (increasing by 1 day every 2 years to a maximum of 25 days). Lunch is provided by the company and there is parking space on the premises.

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Berkshire
Sector:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
lunch provided, pension
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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 Design Manager - Lancashire - up to £50,000 (V03681)
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This manufacturer of heaters, stoves and range cookers has always lead with technical innovation, building products that last and with a strong backbone built on traditional values.

All manufacturing takes place at the Company's premises and with ambitious plans for the next generation of new products they need an enthusiastic and organised Product Designer to manage product development.

This exciting role will cover the whole development process from formulating plans through to delivering to deadline all new products and the re-development of current products. The role also includes market research, creating concepts, prototyping and testing all through to manufacture. The remit will also cover the briefing and liaising with any outside design agencies that might be used.

Objectives and requirements:

  • To lead the team and oversee product design, formalising the design function and processes so you will need to show man management skills and a practical and organised thought process
  • Experience from a product specific role within a manufacturing environment
  • You will be working with sales and marketing to understand changes in the market, their competitors and to schedule new product launches or updates so excellent communication and analysing skills are needed
  • As this is a hands-on role you will need good technical design abilities and to be CAD literate, they use SolidWorks

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Lancashire
Sector:
Designer Stoves
Job Type:
Filled
Salary:
£35,000 - £50,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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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