Careers at Taylor Howes

Over the past 28 years, Taylor Howes Designs has built a reputation as a leader in the interior design field. We pride ourselves on our ability to create cutting edge interiors, in a team environment that is friendly and approachable.

We are currently in search for experienced and dynamic Junior Designer to join our London office.

 

Senior Designer

Role & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop elements on large scale projects under the guidance of a Director
  • Act as Project Leader on a large range projects, provide creative direction, fully develop design and manage team through to fruition
  • Oversee Project Leaders running a portfolio of smaller projects
  • Take full responsibility for producing project programme, monitoring financials, timsheets and resources
  • Check schedules and design intent package including joinery drawings to ensure brief is being met
  • Design and cost up FF&E projects in line with brief
  • Review and check FF&E design, furniture plans and pricing on major projects ready for sign off
  • Support design team using extensive design experience to inspire, problem solve and help team meet their targets
  • Develop technical skills and provide tutorials to team
  • Identify successful details and lessons from projects for TH DNA
  • Develop project knowledge, attend trade fairs and attend supplier meetings, prepare presentations ot the team
  • Work with Directors to develop the style of new business pitches
  • Contribute to improving company processes and systems

Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design Qualification
  • A proven track record of designing and managing large scale projects at the high end of the market with very limited direction
  • Ability to interface with client interpreting and delivering their requirements
  • Experience of training and coaching juniors and bringing out the best in people
  • Proficient in managing and tracking projects to create a smooth flow of work within the practice
  • A good knowledge of FF&E suppliers
  • Knowledge of technical design
  • Recent experience of managing a team of designers running small scale projects
  • Able to present design ideas in a clear and confident manner to a variety of audiences
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • An experienced skills base in computer based drawing skills
  • 2D computer drawigns tools, such as AutoCAD
  • 3D drawing aids such as SketchUp
  • Proficient on Macs and in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

Qualities

  • Excellent attitude – an appreciation of the Company’s ethos and ways of working
  • Commercial awareness of the market
  • Hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
  • Drive and enthusiasm to inspire and motivate the team
  • Approachable and professional manner with clients and suppliers and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Ability to encourage a calm, positive environment with a flexible approach
  • Common sense approach so as to be able to use one’s initiative to find creative solutions to problems
  • Passion, drive and flair for design and a capacity for innovation and forward thinking to deliver exceptional results

 

Mid-Weight Technical Designer

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop and draw up architectural space and floor plans on a portfolio of projects and develop drawing packages as required
  • Draw up standard details as directed
  • Space plan and draw up smaller scale projects with minimal supervision
  • Provide sound administrative support on project
  • Assist with schedules and control packs and check through schedules to ensure that they are correct
  • Assist with designing furniture and drawing up as briefed
  • Develop the skills to space plan elements of larger projects and draw up furniture layouts as directed
  • Assist design team on site when site surveys are required

Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design / Interior Architecture Qualification
  • 2-3 years’ professional design experience
  • A track record of designing and completing a portfolio of projects at a high level
  • Ability to deal with clients – interpreting their requirements and translating these into the technical aspects of schemes
  • Knowledge of current building regulations, technical/structural build details and confident in architectural detailing
  • Ability to provide detailed design intent drawings providing practical knowledge of how to execute excellent design and spatial planning skills with meticulous attention to detal
  • Site experience would be a bonus
  • An eye for detail and a meticulous and dedicated approach to checking for errors
  • A proven skills base in 2D and 3D computer-based drawing skills such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks or SketchUp
  • Proficient on Macs and in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office

Qualities

  • A hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
  • A common sense approach so as to be able to use one’s initiative to find creative solutions to problems
  • A strong team player with highly developed interpersonal skills who will thrive in a fast-moving business environment
  • A flexible and good-humoured approach whilst keeping calm under pressure
  • A capacity for developing new ideas (under guidance and direction if required)
  • An appreciation for the Company’s ethos and ways of working

Mid-Weight Designer

Role & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop elements on a portfolio of projects under the guidance of a Senior Designer and Director
  • Check that thorough administrative records are being maintained
  • Assist with schedules and design intent package to ensure brief is being met
  • Assist with designing and costing up FF&E projects in line with brief
  • Assist with FF&E design, furniture plans and pricing on projects ready for sign off
  • Prepare and develop presentations, drawings, mood boards and other concept materials
  • Develop project knowledge, attend trade fairs and attend supplier meetings

Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design Qualification
  • 3+ years’ professional design experience
  • Track record of designing a portfolio of projects at a high level
  • Ability to interface with clients interpreting and delivering their requirements
  • Knowledge of high-end residential FF&E Procurement processes
  • Knowledge of technical design
  • Experience in AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

Qualities

  • Excellent attitude – an appreciate of the Company’s ethos and ways of working
  • Hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • A flexible and good-humoured approach whilst keeping calm under pressure
  • Approachable and professional manner with clients and suppliers and ability to build and maintain relationships

 

 

Purchasing & Installations Manager

Role & Responsibilities

  • Manage purchasing function to support interior design team, progress deliveries and troubleshoot problems as they arise to ensure timelines are met
  • Liaise with design team to review FF&E items ready for order, check details, create and send purchase orders, check order confirmations and update database with progressing notes
  • Maintain and develop good relations with suppliers, negotiating favourable terms
  • Oversee the resolve of disputes with suppliers as required, ensuring fast resolution of snagging
  • Enter invoices accurately and promptly, pass to accounts with instructions for payment
  • Maintain good working relationships with the design and accounts teams
  • Prepare documentation and site kit for installations
  • Run all aspects of installation of agreed FF&E projects – prepare quotes, arrange trades, ensure health & safety requirements are met.
  • Manage installation on site up to client handover
  • Complete post installation snagging as efficiently as possible
  • Maintain accurate records of stock and shop items and liaise with warehouse r.e. inventory
  • Request and negotiate quotes for Installation and record on database
  • Deputise for Head of Procurement as and when needed
  • Manage workload and training of Purchasing & Installations Coordinator, keep an overview of performance, regularly spot check accuracy of entering and progressing
  • Update Head of Procurement on projects progressing, installations and any snagging or supplier disputes

Knowledge/Skills

  • A strong work ethic and to be highly organised, conscientious, efficient, methodical and systematic
  • A high level of integrity and professionalism in all dealings with clients, trades people and suppliers
  • An ability to use one’s initiative and to find creative solutions to problems
  • An exceptional level of enthusiasm and drive for producing high quality and stylish outputs in keeping with the Company’s brand and ethos
  • A strong team player and ability to interact with the design team and interface with suppliers while seeing the ‘bigger picture’ from all sides
  • An aptitude for ‘multi-tasking’ and working under pressure and delivering to tight deadlines
  • A robust constitution to cope with strenuous work on site

 

Qualities

  • A hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
  • An enthusiastic and positive approach with a high degree of motivation
  • A strong team player and ability to interact with the design team and interface with suppliers
  • An enthusiasm for continual learning and a drive to progress and learn
  • An appreciation for the Company’s ethos and ways of working

 

PA & Front of House

Role Overview & Goals 

EA to CEO

  • Extensive diary management – liaising with clients, building rapport and booking meetings
  • Inbox / Email Account management – flagging and monitoring all urgent enquiries
  • Completion of monthly corporate card statements and processing expenses
  • Travel arrangements including personal flights and holidays as well as business travel
  • Lifestyle bookings and personal tasks as required
  • Full administrative support, including handling confidential information
  • Acting as gatekeeper and pre-empting any duties

 

Front of House

  • Run Reception – be first point of contact, redirecting calls and emails to the team
  • Always keep reception area and meeting rooms immaculate
  • Manage booking of multiple meeting rooms
  • Greet all visitors and ensure they are looked after
  • Preparing refreshments for meetings

 

Office Management Assistance

  • Responsible for all incoming and outgoing post
  • Receiving deliveries, booking couriers and arranging return collections
  • Management of Taylor Howes admin email account
  • Organising breakfast / lunch orders
  • Monitoring toiletry, Nespresso and refreshment orders as required
  • Updating of company iPads with Taylor Howes portfolio
  • Daily Milk deliveries
  • Ad hoc support to Office / HR Manager

 

New Business Admin

  • Assist with diary management as required for Associate Director, Operations & New Business Consultant
  • Type up meeting minutes from new business / client meetings
  • Compile and print required documentation for all new business meetings
  • Initial research into prospective clients and leads
  • Work with Marketing Manager to maintain TH portfolio on iPads

 

To apply please submit a covering letter with your CV and a link to your portfolio to careers@taylorhowes.co.uk. Applications will not be accepted without submitting a portfolio.