Part 2 Architectural Assistant

London (Central), London (Greater)
Commensurate on experience
19 Mar 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Role and Responsibility:

This is an opportunity for an Part 2 Architectural Assistant to join our expanding in-house design team and have the opportunity to be instrumental in delivering the Collective’s vision, the role will focus on post-planning delivery. The Part 2 Architectural Assistant will assist in the design of exceptional vibrant, community focused spaces, worldwide and report directly to the Architecture Lead.

Assist with the Design Team in delivering design packages throughout each stage of the project, from concept to completion. These can include, but not limited to, layout plans and specification documentation.

Work with external consultants to coordinate information and proposals that need integrating into the project

Working with internal teams to sign-off on exceptional, yet practical, and cost-effective solutions.

Ensuring that through design development, projects follow brand standards and best practices, while working with the wider Development Team to do so.

Using your expertise in Architecture to aid in developing our technical design and understanding post-planning and pre-construction.

Working on the development of floor plans and elevations and transferring visions into a digital reality. Interior drawings, and detailing of fit-outs, will be a large part of this role.

Setting up and updating drawing templates, CAD libraries and work flow process’ while assisting in developing our detailing standards and drawing guidelines.

Through the ability of detailed technical drawings and contribution to our range of projects simultaneously the candidate should be able to help bring them to the next level.


A successful candidate should demonstrate drive, focus, reliability, great organization, creativity, the ability to challenge conventions, confidence, a passion of the development industry and a collaborative approach to their work.

The ability to keep up with an entrepreneurial led, fast moving and constantly changing environment. Their high level of initiative should lead to a ‘can do’ attitude.

Can meet strict deadlines and work to budgets while maintaining quality and consistency.

Resourceful problem solver and quick learner.

Impeccable communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.

Skills and Experience

CIAT registered or degree in Architecture preferred.

At least 2 year’s of relevant experience.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, SketchUp and Vectorworks.

Recent experience in the residential, hotel or student accommodation sectors.

A knowledge of space planning, the planning system, all RIBA Work Stages and on-site experience is preferable. Thorough knowledge of UK building regulations is essential.

A strong eye for detail relevant to each stage of a project cycle.

Exceptional technical knowledge and the ability to translate this into high end, commercial fit out and joinery details.

Extensive understanding and current knowledge of materials, finishes, furniture and lighting design in both an architectural and interior context. Experience in product design will be beneficial.

Must be fluent in English.

German speaking or German experience within the industry will be beneficial.

Basic Salary

Dependant on experience.


25 Days Holiday

Private Healthcare

Pension Scheme

Employee Share Scheme

Travel Opportunities

Personal Development and Education Opportunities

About The Collective:

We are The Collective, a community of creative thinkers with big ambitions and curious minds.

We’re a new kind of organization, with a young team, a start-up mentality and a deeply creative approach to the work we undertake. We believe in the power of places, where meaningful connections, the fostering of communities and lasting experiences occur.

We’re passionate about design with properties and spaces across London, and soon to be international. Launching the world’s largest and the UK’s only co-living building in May 2016, The Collective Old Oak, we aim to disrupt the property market in a big way. We aim to have a network across the globe, wherever we can add value to the lives of our members.

The Collective are a unique property developer, this is a client-side role in the in-house design team. We have a portfolio and development pipeline of 2,000 beds and additional projects with a gross development value of over £500,000,000. We’re at a stage in our growth where we want to focus on real innovation in the industry and lead by example by continuing to bring the industry’s best talent in-house. We also have properties under development throughout Europe, notably Germany, and the USA.

Being part of The Collective community means we care about your personal development and growth too, with a heavy focus on training and growing responsibilities within the business. We are looking for people who are courageous enough to challenge the status quo and break boundaries with us.

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