Careers

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If you are interested in joining David Collins Studio, please send us your CV and portfolio (PDF format), together with a covering letter explaining why you want to work at David Collins Studio.

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Responsible to: Business Development Manager

Overview

A high profile luxury Architectural Interior Design studio of 55 in Fulham, delivering world class projects across Hospitality, Retail and Residential sectors, is seeking a Business Development Coordinator to work with their current Business Development Manager. This role focuses on assisting the Business Development Manager across all new business and business development activities including effective research, analysis, reporting, forecasting and client relationship management. This role would be well placed with someone who has worked at a similar level within Architecture and Design who appreciates the values of a luxury brand.

Role and Responsibilities

The typical range of duties will include, but is not limited to:

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Assisting with new client enquiries, logging information & researching new clients & opportunities

Assisting with commercial correspondence related to new business and business development including assisting with fee proposals

Assisting in the preparation of materials and collateral for client meetings, including circulating minutes as required, liaising with graphics, updating studio collateral

Assist with research and development on new territories and services

Data entry and updates on the Client Relationship Management system (CRM)

Producing in-house Corporate marketing material alongside graphic designers

Timely coordination, completion and issue of RFP’s, including graphic coordination and updating key studio credentials

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

Maintain and Update Business Development filing systems

Completing project data sheets and logging relevant information in CRM, in print and in DCS system

Assist with Business Development campaigns by maintaining spreadsheets, researching contacts, updating CRM and organising mail shots

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPORTING

Assist with the analysis of data from the CRM system implemented by the business

Assist with the quarterly Business Development report with statistics on proposals both won and lost and subsequent lessons learnt

EXISTING CLIENT RELATIONS

Assisting with current client correspondence and enquiries

EVENTS

Assistance with company events, including compiling guest lists, assisting with organisation of events and general support for event planning activities

OTHER

Ad hoc assistance and support to the Senior Management team as and when necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

Well educated, degree level desirable, though business acumen and experience are more relevant
Word
Excel – crucial
PowerPoint
MS Project
InDesign – crucial
CRM (in-house system to be trained on)

SKILLS

Financial knowledge
Organised, meticulous and efficient
Confident and assertive
Proactive and energetic
Refined and elegant in manner and presentation
A sound understanding of all operational issues and systems relating to business
Experience of working within a design and architecture
Good communication
Project and team management

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UK.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CV DIRECT TO ADMINCAREERS@DAVIDCOLLINS.COM

We are seeking an experienced Human Resource (HR) Manager to join The Studio. As a successful HR Manager applicant you must be able to demonstrate previous HR experience at a similar HR Manager; HR Business Partner; HR Advisor level, ideally within the creative industry. You will be required to have an excellent knowledge of UK employment law and ACAS codes of practice coupled with commercial application. This is a new role in David Collins Studio so you must be confident acting as the sole HR function for a busy, successful company.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

*providing full and comprehensive generalist HR advice to managers
*reviewing current HR policy and devising a dynamic, relevant handbook
*coordinating and leading HR training workshops
*monitoring and managing performance across the company
*managing all employee relations
*overseeing the recruitment and selection process
*maintaining all HR systems
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced company in a varied and pro-active role which covers all areas of HR. Please note this role is being offered on a part time basis.*

Advised 30 hours (4 days) per week.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

To apply for this position please go to: https://davidcollins.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=2

Or email your CV direct to admincareers@davidcollins.com

To lead and develop projects and to inspire project teams to ensure that an initial concept is developed and successfully delivered through to the final stages on time and on budget.

Ideal candidates will have 6 to 10 years of working in interior design preferably on bespoke projects with a good understanding of current trends and experience of working in residential or hotel interior sectors.

Managing the team and being the main client contact; good communication and people management skills are essential as well as an excellent understanding of architectural design, materials and product design.

Responsibilities include: developing and preparing scheme designs, liaising with contractors, subcontractors, local authorities and all other relevant personnel, generating and contributing to new business.

It is key that you are confident, proactive and dedicated to maintaining the high standards of the David Collins Studio.

To support and assist project teams across the organisation by contributing and participating at all stages of a project from concept creation through to completion.

Candidates should have proven experience and a natural creative ability gained through study/work placements with a good technical understanding of all aspects of architectural design, interior and furniture design.

Responsibilities include assisting senior designers in the development and preparation of scheme designs, use of Auto CAD to assist with drawing production and attending final sites with senior designer(s) to assist with any FF&E or styling requirements.

This is a supporting role and as a key member of the residential team good communication skills and an enthusiasm to learn and participate in discussion is essential.

A high profile luxury Architectural Interior Design studio of 50 employees in Fulham, delivering world class projects across the retail, entertainment, F&B hotel and residential sectors, is seeking an experienced Office Manager to join their well-established organisation. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and have a solution led approach to IT, Office and Facilities Management. This role needs to ensure the delivery of consistent high service levels across the company, effective budgeting and process lead management to ensure a smooth running of David Collins Studio. This role would be well placed with someone who has experience working in similar role and appreciates the values of a luxury brand.
Key responsibilities for the role:
• Administration/IT
• Assist in the management of any internal moves and relocations including preparation for new starters.
• Oversee all new IT implementations with external IT consultant including requirements for new starters
• Ensure that Company meets statutory and regulatory requirements including Health & safety
• Oversee admin team in the management of the database ensuring all contacts are kept up to date
• Chair and review regular team review meetings
• Attend regular internal meetings, distribute agenda in advance and follow up with meeting notes and minutes.
• Oversee back up and IT related archive issues, in conjunction with external IT consultant
• Plan and manage IT requirements including budgets
• Smooth running of a design lead office including all heating, repairs, equipment to provide a high standard of workspace environment
• Insurance – managing renewals, liaising with brokers,
• Security – maintaining set up agreed with insurers, etc.
• Equipment set up / maintenance – including supplier negotiation.
• Overseeing Studio administrator/receptionists and housekeeper to ensure that all filing, admin, cleaning etc. is completed to a high standard.
• Liaise with Accounts Department to manage overhead costs
• General office maintenance and improvements
Experience
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role or equivalent
• Previous experience within a luxury brand
• Experience of working autonomously in a multi-faceted role
• Understanding of Processes and Procedures across organisations particularly with regards to facilities management

Apply for this job and submit a copy of your CV here.
We look forward to receiving your application.
No Agencies Please

Here at David Collins we encourage applicants from any academic design background (Furniture Design, Spatial Design, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Products Design) to apply to our paid six month internship programme.

The scheme enables graduates to develop their knowledge of the design industry while actively contributing to the Studio.

All applicants should be AutoCAD proficient, be proactive, willing to learn and have a can-do attitude (In Design and Photoshop is an added benefit).

We also welcome applications from graduates with other backgrounds who are interested in undertaking an internship to support our design administration team.