Job title: Senior Job Running Architect (Education)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: BE
Salary type: Annual
Salary: GBP £45,000.00
Location: Birmingham, UK
Job published: 06/05/2022
Job ID: 58547
Contact name: Jack Perks
Phone number: +442038541100
Contact email:

Job Description

A top AJ100 practice based in the centre of Birmingham are looking for an experienced job running Senior Architect with a proven track record of designing and delivering schools projects to join their education team. They are  are looking for someone with experience as a team leader, who can also demonstrate the ability to develop junior talent within the studio.

Their schools sector is experiencing new opportunities driven by government led agendas such as new construction techniques (MMC) and delivering schools that meet the demands to be more carbon neutral and sustainable.

You will have

  • Passion and experience of schools projects
  • A desire to create and deliver great buildings
  • Significant DfE public sector schools experience
  • A keen interest in large scale architectural projects, while able to manage smaller/ multiple projects alongside
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a large multi-disciplinary team, manage a small team, and work independently
  • Excellent drawing and presentation skills and the ability to explain a design idea and evolution of a concept
  • An ability to build rapport, create positive relationships and work effectively with others

Managing client relationships is key to this role and will include:

  • Becoming involved at any stage of the process and can effectively input with minimal briefing
  • Running multiple or complex projects start to finish, to satisfaction of client, in profit and on time
  • Leading presentations and engagement with clients and building users
  • Taking the lead role in taking a project brief, developing initial proposals detail design (in conjunction with a small team)
  • Demonstrating awareness of own impact on others within other teams or business areas
  • Managing fees and invoicing for projects (with administrative assistance)

Essential skills

  • Significant schools sector experience
  • Working experience of Revit
  • Educated to at least RIBA Part 3 level with significant years post qualification experience
  • Interest in MMC solutions
  • Experience in refurbishment
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable Skills:

  • SEN Schools experience
  • Level 2 BIM experience

What they can offer:

  • Part (minimum 80% full time equivalent) or Full-time hours
  • Flexible work environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • A contemporary working environment in an excellent location
  • A friendly, open and caring culture
  • Future opportunity to own the business with us through employee share ownership


A competitive salary is on offer for the right individual and this will be based on prior experience and capabilities - looking at a ballpark figure of £45,000 PA 

Please get in touch with Jack if this position may sound of interest to you. Jack is a consultant at mustard with a specialist regional approach to architectural recruitment. He works with private practices, multidisciplinary consultancies, developers and contractors across the Midlands including numerous AJ100 firms.


mustard are a specialist creative recruitment consultancy with offices in Bristol, London and Hong Kong. Established for over 11 years, they have a market-leading reputation for quality service and delivery across architecture, interior design and the creative industries.


Jack Perks | | +44 (0)203 854 1100 |  

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