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Creative Architect / Tech / Part II

  • Location

    Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Architecture

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £25,000 - £35,000 + Big Pension + Flexibility + 25 days holiday

  • Contact:

    Matt Kirk

  • Contact email:

    Matt@aspirantcareers.com

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-12-28

  • Consultant:

    Matt Kirk

"Milk … Ugh!" 

"It's what Ian Rush drinks." 

"Ian Rush?" 

"Yeah, an' he says if I don't drink lots of milk, when I grow up I'm only gonna be good enough to play for Accrington Stanley!" 

"Accrington Stanley? Who are they?" 

"Exactly!"

Okay, perhaps you don't have to just live in Lancashire to know who Accrington Stanley are. Whether you're in Accrington, Preston, Clitheroe, Skipton, Burnley or anywhere nearby you probably thought a big creative job at a big creative practice you've probably never heard of wouldn't happen to you. 

You might be attracted to this job advert because it's different, and maybe you're different too? 

You might be an Architect or a Technician or a Part II Architectural Assistant. It doesn't matter to this practice, they just want someone who maybe knows a Strawberry isn't just a piece of fruit and a Gherkin isn't just a disgusting pickled vegetable; you're not only mechanical or Technical.

You'll need to be confident enough to bounce ideas off other people in the team... all of the time. I promise you now even if you come up with a stinker of an idea and put it in front of someone super senior they won't laugh or tell you to pipe down. 

You don't even need to have that much experience. If you've done feasibilities 3 or 4 times for some interesting schemes and you know a teeny bit about concept development then you're qualified. 

There's a job to be done of course. You won't just be drawing pretty pictures and having brainstorming sessions all day. You'll need to deliver a range of medium to large schemes in a massive variety of sectors. In fact, your work could be as interesting and diverse as an ice cream parlour in a brand new rural retail scheme or a 180 unit housing scheme with slate as the main building material. It doesn't end there though, Golf clubs, Offices, Extra Care... they try and put a bit of a spin on everything though, just to keep you on your toes. 

They use Revit too, to a good standard, and all of the supporting software. 

You also get a very chunky pension contribution, a 37 hour working week with a leave on-time culture (no 25 hours a week unpaid overtime here), occasional working from home (this will increase as you bed into the team), 25 days holiday plus bank  holidays and a bit of flexibility to move around your hours when needed for the long or short term. 

Think on, we've just had Lancashire day, when was the last time you saw something you couldn't afford not to apply to that would also get you home before 5:30pm?