A funny thing happened to me this week. I got rung up by someone who wants to remain anonymous online.
A friend who is extremely high profile had introduced him, but of course I can’t tell you who either of them are.
Funnily enough, they actually have a very good reason for not being visible online, but I can’t tell you that either.
The person who contacted me is an architect who works in a property development company in London, and they want to recruit a Part II architectural assistant. The problem is, because they have no online footprint, they’re finding it hard to get interest.
Fascinating problem. Of course I offered to help them talk to you, because if there’s a good job going in London I thought you’d like to know about it. So here it is.
Part II or experienced Part I architectural assistant, West London, circa £25k
This property development company is based in West London. They have an in-house architect who does all their design work, which is predominantly residential and commercial. They currently have over a dozen planning applications in preparation including castles, barns and office headquarters, plus other projects at technical design stage and on site. The firm also has its own contracting team so working for them is slightly different to a conventional architects practice. Whilst you might not get a juicy contractual dispute for your Part III, there is plenty of interesting work to be done.
The company is recruiting an RIBA Part II qualified (or experienced Part I) architectural assistant to work in their small office. It is a permanent, salaried post. You will be working on a wide range of projects both at planning and later stages, including on site.
The ideal candidate will
- Be able to work independently;
- Have experience in residential and commercial work;
- Be interested in the property development business;
- Have an understanding of the planning process;
- Be willing to undertake a range of tasks commensurate to working in a small design office;
- Have a clean driving license;
- Have immaculate written and spoken English;
- Be an experienced user of AutoCAD and Sketchup; and
- You must be eligible to work in the UK.
How to Apply
If you’d like to be considered for this position, your application should take the form of a link to your Public Linkedin profile. Assessment of the material presented on your profile will be used to build an interview shortlist.
Edit your profile by logging into linkedin.com and clicking http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit
Your public LinkedIn profile url is the one directly below your photo – mine is http://uk.linkedin.com/in/subutcher/.
NB Make sure the information you want us to review on your profile is public by clicking the ‘Edit’ link next to the public url directly underneath your profile photo, which is only visible whilst you are editing your profile. This will take you to a page where you can make your profile visible ‘to everyone’ and turn on and off which parts you want to be visible. Only the public sectors of your profile will be visible to us, so don’t forget to do this.
You can submit a link to your public Linkedin profile via this contact form:[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
We only need to link to your profile, no need to write anything else. We’ll get in touch with you via the email address and phone number you use on the contact form.
We’ll use this blog post to keep you updated on progress.
Got any questions? Feel free to comment below. You can do this anonymously if you wish.
UPDATE – Why Linkedin?
So why are we looking to recruit via Linkedin? Because everything you do to improve your profile on Linkedin to help you get this job, could help you get another one in future, whether you get this one or not.
Here’s some ideas from Linkedin’s ‘Graduate Guide’ campaign. Video 2 is particularly useful for your profile: