Head of Design
Who are we
Kerr Office Group are forward thinking, high end commercial interior design and build specialists. We’re ambitious and we’re growing. We’re well known for designing and creating commercial spaces with the wow factor. Our clients include an impressive mix of well-known household names. All our work is completed to the highest standard, and our people share our passion for perfection. You’ll never hear us say ‘that’ll do’ and our top-quality workmanship and aftercare mean that are clients are always satisfied with the result.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll be leading the in-house design team, with an aim to create truly inspirational spaces that match the vision, goals and objectives of our clients. Working closely with the Head of Sales you’ll be visiting potential clients to conduct a workplace analysis, establishing their needs and objectives. You’ll be responsible for the planning and design elements of projects, working closely with the design team to prepare insight led workspace plans, mood boards, furniture and interior specifications, delivered to the client on time and within budget. You’ll love juggling multiple design projects and will be in your element managing various schedules and workloads. As one of the key point of contact for our clients you’ll deliver a seamless service within their expectations and with the minimum of disruption.
Who you’ll be
You’ll live and breathe all things creative. Using your previous experience in a commercial interiors design department you’ll have an impressive knowledge of workplace insights, commercial furniture and finishes. A confident communicator, you’ll be a natural at presenting pitches and design concepts at board level, always mindful of obtaining a positive and productive outcome from each meeting. You will be proficient in AutoCAD and Sketchup and ideally have some knowledge of SolidWorks design packages. Finally, you will be qualified to Degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject, or have solid interior design/ architecture experience in a similar environment.
What’s in it for you
We have serious plans for rapid growth and success, and we need a team behind us who share our drive and passion. This is the opportunity to be an integral part of a growing and industry leading business in the commercial interiors sector. You might have already guessed – but our offices are swanky too. No sitting in a dark portakabin with a view of the car park if you stand on a table to look out the portholes. Fresh fruit every day and a coffee machine that grinds from beans. We work 8am – 4pm in the office, but we hope that you’d be flexible if we needed you to be – and we’ll do the same in return. And finally – we’re offering a salary of £45K – £55K (dependent on experience), If this sounds like you, please apply with a CV and a one page covering letter to let us know why you are perfect for the job.
Qualification & Language Requirements
- Fluent in English
- Previous experience of running a Commercial Interiors Design Department
- Experience of successfully pitching design bids on projects up to £1.5M+
- Relevant degree or equivalent experience in an interior design/ architecture environment
- Excellent knowledge of workplace insights, commercial furniture and finishes
- AutoCAD and Sketchup proficiency
- Experience of SolidWorks design package
Salary: £45000 – £55000 Per YEAR
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm with 30 min lunch break, Hours may vary depending on Client requirements., Flexible depending on workload
Pension, Flexible Hours, Up to 31 Days Holiday Inc. Bank Holidays
Office Location: SWINDON