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.

 

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

 

Interior Designer Intern

Role & Responsibilities

  • Pro-actively provide design support and sound administrative assistance to the design team
  • across projects as required
  • Work to agreed timescales
  • Obtain pricing and details on products as directed and order samples
  • Assist in the preparation of drawings, presentations and material specifications
  • Work closely with the Librarian to ensure the smooth running of the Library
  • Reception cover – includes covering the receptionist/answering the phones when they are on
  • lunch/holiday and/or sick leave
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge / Skills

  • Relevant Interior Design Qualification
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic skills base in computer-based drawing skills – AutoCAD, SketchUp
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

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

 

Front of House/Receptionist

Role & Responsibilities

Front of House / Office Management Assistance

  • Run Reception – be first point of contact, redirecting calls and emails to the team
  • Keep reception area and meeting rooms immaculate at all times
  • Greet all visitors and ensure they are looked after
  • Manage booking of multiple meeting rooms
  • Responsible for all incoming and outgoing post
  • Receiving deliveries, booking couriers and arranging return collections
  • Management of Taylor Howes admin email account
  • Monitoring and ordering office supplies (stationery / toiletries / refreshments) as required

 

Building Maintenance 

  • Responsibility for ensuring all security systems are functioning such as intruder alarm and fire alarm
  • Maintain up to date records for issue of keys and fobs
  • Training for all staff on office security
  • Liaison with any service providers for building
  • Ensure health and safety policies are up to date and team are informed of regulations
  • Ensure adequate no.s of first aiders and fire marshals are trained
  • Weekly building checks

 

Ensuring smooth running of IT & Telephone systems to maintain team productivity

  • Trouble shooting to resolve issues in house
  • Liaison with IT companies
  • Ordering and setup of IT equipment and software

 

Administration Support 

  • Support the Operations team and Associate Director of Operations as required
  • Provide ad hoc admin support to Directors
  • Research and make travel arrangements for long distance trips

Skills/Qualities

  • Proven organisational skills including meeting exacting deadlines and diary management
  • Experience in a client facing role within an office environment
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and generally computer literate
  • Friendly and approachable presence
  • A proactive team player who isn’t afraid to go above and beyond

 

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.