Careers

Join our award-winning team at RRA Architects

WHY WORK FOR RRA ARCHITECTS

• We value honest communication.
• We are open to ideas and creativity.
• We strive to exceed expectations not just meet them.
• We enjoy our jobs and encourage a happy environment.
• We like to celebrate victories, even little ones.

Joining the RRA Architects team offers tremendous opportunities to work across a variety of Architectural sectors from impressive commercial developments and ground-breaking church reordering projects through to high-end residential housing.
We recognise that a company’s greatest asset is it’s work force and we are committed to the growth and development of each team member. In return we expect a high standard of professionalism, a ‘can-do’ attitude and a passion for career development.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Part Time Office Administrator wanted

We are looking for an enthusiastic Office Administrator to join our team in the Gloucester office. You will play an intrinsic role in the day to day office life supporting the directors and business manager to keep everything running smoothly for our team and clients. Your tasks will be wide-ranging, and will include receptionist, secretarial and administration duties, as well as overall support.

You will need to be highly organised and enjoy working under your own initiative with strong organisation skills and confident in your ability to meet and greet clients. You will need to be a calm presence with relentless energy to get the job done.

This is a part time position (20-25) hours per week Monday to Friday and will be directly responsible to the Business Manager and Directors.

Role & Responsibility

  1. To answer the telephone in a polite and professional manner and ensure all messages are relayed via email promptly with as much information as possible.
  2. To act as receptionist to meet and greet all visitors to the office in a professional and polite manner and ensure all visitors sign visitors’ book.
  3. To open, date stamp, sort and distribute post and ensure any outgoing mail taken to the Post Office when required.
  4. To manage the diary and input as per requests of Senior Management team.
  5. To assist the Business Manager with H&S audits, fire tests and drills as required to fulfil H&S requirements.
  6. To attend meetings, workshops and other training sessions in line with carrying out the duties of the post and/or representing the company.
  7. To participate in staff development and ensure continuous professional development in line with the post.
  8. To assist in organizing CPD’s and social events with Social Secretary.
  9. To assist in providing PA duties to the MD.
  10. To assist Marketing Director in compiling the monthly newsletter.
  11. To manage input into CRM with Business Manager.
  12. To ensure the office and surrounding areas are presentable at all times
  13. To carry out other duties that may be deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the post and company

Essential Skills

  • A self-starter and completer finisher
  • Minimum of 1 years proven track record with strong administration skills
  • Good Microsoft skills – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Experience of CRM software
  • Excellent telephone manner

Previous receptionist or secretarial experience would be an advantage.

NO AGENCIES OR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS

Please apply with cover letter and CV to jane@rraarchitects.com

Experienced Architect needed in our Gloucestershire office

We are looking for an Architect to join our team. Key responsibilities would be:

•  Leading projects across all RIBA stages, including Contract Administration.
•  Liaising directly with private clients, local authorities and consultants.
•  Producing packages for planning, building control and construction.

Reporting to the Directors, the successful client needs to be:

•  A fully qualified, Part III architect with 3+ years previous project running experience across RIBA stages 0-7.
•  Design-focused with a passion for high quality contemporary detailing and materials.
•  An ‘all-rounder’ who can run their own projects whilst also leading and mentoring a small team.
•  Experienced in conservation/heritage projects.
•  Professional, presentable and hard-working.
•  Prepared to attend and represent the company at business and networking events.

With the following skills:

Essential:

•  Experience as a lead designer on all RIBA stages, including contract administration.
•  Excellent internal and external communication skills, both written and verbal.
•  Excellent relationship management skills.
•  Excellent CAD software skills (Vectorworks preferred).
•  Excellent organisation and project management skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects at once.
•  A full understanding of UK building regulations and planning policies.
•  Full UK driving licence and car.

Nice to have:

•  Previous experience of creating Design and Access and Heritage statements.
•  Conservation experience, particularly Conservation Accreditation.
•  Experience across multiple architectural sectors.
•  Experience of visual presentation and graphic skills using Adobe Suite.

In addition to the architectural position the candidate will be expected to take an active role in running the office and assisting in a management role. Also, to be prepared to ‘go above and beyond’ attending events, helping with marketing and demonstrating a committed attitude to the business.

In addition to your basic salary benefits include private healthcare and inflated pension contribution.

NO AGENCIES OR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS

Please apply with cover letter and CV to jane@rraarchitects.com

Part II Architectural Assistant Vacancy

Due to an increased workload RRA Architects is offering an excellent opportunity for a Part II Architect to join its award winning architectural team.

We are recruiting for both our Gloucestershire and Herefordshire offices. The position will provide you with exposure to all RIBA stages within a range of project values and project sectors, including Residential, Commercial and Education. The role will involve you working on projects from conception through to completion.

Please apply with cover letter and CV to jane@rraarchitects.com

Unfortunately we have no Part I Architectural vacancies at the moment.

Architectural Technologist or Technician Vacancy in Herefordshire or Gloucestershire

RRA Architects is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced Architectural Technician/Technologist to join its award winning architectural team due to increased work load.

We are recruiting for both our Gloucestershire and Herefordshire offices. The position will provide you with exposure to all RIBA stages within a range of project values and project sectors, including Residential, Commercial and Education. The role will involve you running and leading small to medium scale projects from conception through to completion.

The ideal candidate would have the following traits:

  • Proven track record in the delivery of architectural design
  • Knowledge of CDM regulations, UK technical standards/publications and legislation requirements
  • Ability to work towards tight deadlines, as part of a team and autonomously
  • Excellent design and technical detailing ability and competent drafting skills in Vectorworks. Knowledge of Sketchup and AutoCAD would be beneficial
  • Ideally with previous UK practice experience

Please apply with cover letter and CV to jane@rraarchitects.com