John Simpson Architects

29 Great James Street

Bloomsbury

London WC1N 3ES

Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 1285

Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 1781

E-mail: info@johnsimpsonarchitects.com

John Simpson Architects

5 Cromac Avenue

The Gasworks

Belfast BT7 2JA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9044 7616

E-mail: info@johnsimpsonarchitects.com

To apply for any of the positions offered here please send a CV and Covering letter to: jspadmin@johnsimpsonarchitects.com

We operate a policy where we keep CVs sent to us for a period of 6 months. You may send us applications for Architects, Architectural Technicians, Urban Designers/Planners and Administrative Posts, which we will consider should a vacancy arise.

John Simpson Architects Limited is an Equal Opportunities Employer

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

An enthusiastic administrative assistant is required to join our central London office for an immediate start. Day to day tasks would include the management of the reception area, answering all inquiries the office receives and supporting the directors and architects with projects, publicity documents and reports. Alongside this there would also be the opportunity to develop a social media presence for the company including website design. A good knowledge of Microsoft Office is required and experience of Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign would be a bonus but not essential. This post would ideally be suited for anyone looking to gain experience in a busy office environment.

An interest in architecture is an advantage but not essential. Basic training will be provided in the use of design programmes and other software required for daily tasks in an architectural office.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
-Reception duties
-Personal assistant duties
-Scheduling meetings
-Procuring office supplies
-Basic maintenance around office
-Archiving and updating literature in library
-Publicity, including submitting for awards and bidding for new work
-Updating website and social media
-Writing reports and submitting planning applications
-Project and product research
-Handling drawing packages
-Making minor changes on drawings and images using AutoCAD and Photoshop

SKILLS DESIRED INCLUDE:
- Minimum 2.2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
- Professional communication skills
- Professional organisation skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Ability to time manage and prioritise tasks whilst working to tight deadlines and under pressure in a busy office environment
- A keen eye for detail and care in one's own work