Architectural Assistant Ref: G22B0420


We are offering this exciting opportunity for a RIBA Pt. 2 qualified Architectural Assistant to join one of our dynamic, multi-award winning architectural teams. You will be primarily based in our Birmingham practice, but may include opportunities to work from our other practices located in: London, Kent, Cambridge, Hampshire and Essex, undertaking projects from all over the UK. 

Our teams work both independently and collaboratively, but always provide mutual support ensuring that our designs are at the forefront of construction technology and innovation, backed by a wealth of professional experience. This includes a whole-practice commitment to Building Information Modelling, operating in REVIT within a unified design environment on the most up-to-date CAD and BIM systems, alongside industry acknowledged experts.

calfordseaden takes the wellbeing and development of their staff seriously. In joining us you will find a purpose to your work, a clear career path and make some good friends along the way.

We are not accepting CV's from recruitment agencies for this role.


  • To play an active role in design development, producing technical and presentation drawings reports and information
  • To be aware of project parameters, taking responsibility for programme, cost and quality requirements
  • To manage priorities, and be a proactive member of a team


  • RIBA Pt.2 Qualification or equivalent 

Core Competencies

Essential Skills 
  • Innovative and problem-solving approach with great design and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and drawn
  • Good interpersonal skills to fit in well with the team and create relationships with clients
  • A passion for the built environment, construction and it’s social benefit
  • Well organised, self-motivated and proactive to solve problems and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn from and help others

Desirable Skills

  • REVIT, BIM, Specification writing, MS Office Suite, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop

Developmental Opportunities

  • Exposure to a wide range of project experience
  • Mentoring and support towards achieving RIBA Pt3 accreditation by experienced qualified architects
  • Encouraged to take responsibility for tasks


  • Previous practical experience working in an architectural or similar environment is an advantage, but not essential

Training and Development

The Practice is keen to assist individuals in developing work related professional interests. The Practice takes training seriously, providing practical and financial assistance to all personnel.

Calfordseaden is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to and support the principles of equality of opportunity in employment, training and service delivery.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006: List of Documents

The Practice is required under this Act to ensure that all Employees have the right to work in the UK and the right to do the work offered.

At interview all potential Employees must provide one of the original documents set out in List A or two of the original documents in the combinations given in List B (Please see Supporting Document 1). It is not necessary to produce documents from both lists.

Photocopies of documents provided will be retained on the successful applicant's file.

This job description will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances and may include other duties and responsibilities as may be determined. It is not intended to be rigid or inflexible but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the individual works.

Under General Data Protection Act 2018 all employees are responsible for records held, created or used as part of their work for calfordseaden, whether paper-based or electronic, which also includes emails. Records should be managed and stored appropriately and should in all cases comply with the requirements of the ACT.

The appointment is subject to proof of the attainment of any qualifications deemed essential to the post and used as a basis for shortlisting and selection. Failure to provide evidence of the required qualifications will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.