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We are looking for an ambitious and motivated Part I Architectural Assistant to join our award-winning practice, on a 1-year fixed term contract. You have a passion about how buildings are put together from justifying concepts thought to how details are put together on site. You take pride in how you present your work and are a good communicator with an eagerness to learn and develop your skills.

  • Full time role with flexible working arrangements
  • Starting in May
  • Location: Derby


  • Learning and working across RIBA stages 1-4
  • Preparing architectural drawings and visualisation for meetings and planning submissions.
  • Submitting planning application, under guidance
  • Completing research to help justify concepts including assisting with the preparation of Design & Access statements
  • Working directly with the director throughout the RIBA work stages.
  • Work with the wider team to discuss and solve key details.


  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid holiday
  • Professional development budget
  • Free fruit everyday
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Onsite showers
  • Great working environment
  • Central, city centre location
  • Competitive pay


  • A recognised RIBA Part I degree qualification
  • Enthusiasm for strong well thought through design and a keen attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD is essential and competency in SketchUp, Revit and Adobe Creative Suite are favourable.
  • The initiative to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of the legal right to live and work in the UK


To apply, please email studio@sfarchitects.co.uk with the following by Sunday 16th February 2020:

  • ​Your CV and salary expectation
  • Portfolio of work – 5MB Max
  • What would make you excited to come to work every day?
  • Tell us about a project (personal or professional) you loved working on
  • What’s your passion? What do you do in your spare time and what inspires you to do it?
  • Tell us your favourite film, album and food and why – there’s no wrong answer.


If you are shortlisted you will be invited for an interview.


No agencies please.