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Head of Design

Head of Design - Commercial Workplace

Sector: Architecture & Interiors Type: Permanent Location: South East England Salary (circa): £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
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Head of Design | Reading | £80,000

Blayze Group are working exclusively with a Workplace Design & Build company in Reading who are looking for an experienced Head of Design to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with proficient Design & Build sector knowledge to join a studio and take ownership of the Design language, creating innovative concepts, leading a team and winning key business relationships for our client.

As a key appointment for the business, you will have progressed through a Workplace Design & Build company and developed a reputation for a strong design ethos and excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, you will be a natural leader with a strong understanding of what motivates your team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In this role, you will:

  • Develop design language of the studio
  • Manage a team of Designers and CAD Technicians
  • Coordinate work schedules with the Project Director
  • Oversee and be responsible for the signoff of all studio work
  • Deliver client presentations and pitches
  • Confident at managing multiple projects
  • Deliver projects on time
  • Have strong communication skills and able to work collaboratively
  • Assist with presentation material and presentations

RELATED JOB REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS: The following requirements are essential to this position:

  • Degree level candidate
  • A minimum of 5 years UK Workplace Design experience in a Design & Build studio
  • Management experience
  • Proven track record of winning business
  • Excellent software knowledge of AutoCAD and Adobe Packages
  • Able to clearly communicate your drawings
  • Excellent 2D and 3D Technical drawing ability
  • Astute attention to detail
  • A portfolio that communicates your experience of the above
  • Right to remain in the UK

This is an ideal role for someone with Project and Team Leading experience who is looking for a step up, or a Design Director looking for a move into a highly creative environment. To apply for this role please email your CV and project samples to Linus Hornsey-Pennell on our Design desk to

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