We’re looking for an Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part II)

An opportunity to join our unique architecture co-operative based in Oxford.

Basic details

  • Position: Architectural Assistant (RIBA Part II)
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week (3 days)
  • Salary: £30,000 pro rata
  • Contract: One year
  • Applications open: Friday 10th July 2020
  • Applications close: Friday 31st July 2020 
  • Interviews: Week of Monday 10th August
  • Start date: from Monday 24th August 2020

About Transition by Design

Transition by Design (T/D) is an Oxford-based architecture practice, workers’ co-operative and community interest company (CIC) founded in 2011. We offer varied expertise from community-led housing to Passivhaus design, urban design and participatory design.

Our work is motivated by the belief that collaboration combined with good design can solve complex problems and improve the world we live in. As an interdisciplinary co-operative we have access to a range of skillsets that can unlock solutions to complex problems. We’re passionate about using these skills to make the world a better place by design.

About the Architectural Assistant role

Transition by Design (T/D) is recruiting for a Part 2 Architectural Assistant to join its studio in Oxford. We are seeking an individual who has:

  • Minimum RIBA Part II or equivalent
  • High level of competency and experience (1 year practice experience minimum) with ArchiCAD and representation software
  • Technical knowledge of low energy and ecological design and able to produce planning, tender and construction drawing packages
  • Experience in architectural practice (ideally in residential, new-build and retrofit)
  • High level of competency and experience (1 year practice experience minimum) with ArchiCAD and representation software
  • High level of proficiency in using Adobe Suite and Indesign in particular
  • Strong drawing and representational skills

Person Specification

You will be a creative and progressive individual who is committed to challenging the role of the architect in society and building on our experience of ecological design and beautiful architecture. Experience in architectural practice would be an advantage along with a commitment to citizen-led development, affordable housing, and social enterprise.

You will have excellent communication and graphic design skills, and a willingness to engage with co-operative forms of governance. Most importantly, you will demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Transition by Design. Can engage with clients, project stakeholders and colleagues with a confident, professional and friendly attitude.

You will be proficient at using ArchiCAD, Sketchup and the Adobe Creative Suite and will be quick to adapt to using new forms of software and remote working tools.

How to Apply

  • Download the Architectural Assistant Recruitment Pack – this includes a PDF document which explains everything you need to know about the role (inc. detailed Role and Person Specification) as well as an application form and an optional equalities form
  • No personal information will be seen by anyone involved in the interview process. The equalities form will only be used for improving our recruitment processes. See the forms for more information on how your data will be held and used.
  • Apply via email to [email protected] with a covering letter, a completed application form, an equalities form (optional) and a digital portfolio
  • In your covering letter, please state your availability between Monday 10th August and Friday 14th August 2020 to attend an interview over Zoom (If a virtual interview is not possible please let us know).

The deadline for applications is Friday 31st July 2020