Interiors Lead - Residential

​The Interiors Lead will contribute to the development of HTA’s Interiors business and will have a strong design and technical ability.

Our client works across the UK, and occasionally internationally, with over 200 staff based mostly in our four studios in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol.

Our client are architects, planners, master planners, landscape architects, interior designers, graphic designers, illustrators, leaders in engagement and sustainability specialists, all working in collaboration to design great projects for the clients and communities they serve.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading a team of talented designers, the Interiors Lead will:

  • Build and progress interiors concept and design development on projects.

  • Coordinate and lead projects in collaboration with internal teams, delegating and overseeing drawings from other team members.

  • Develop and lead on drawing packages with meticulous detail and knowledge.

  • Pitch for new projects and lead on client relationships.

  • Liaise and manage external consultants or contractors effectively.

  • Liaise with clients - having a direct dialogue with the client to deliver design.

  • Manage the growing team of designers and work with them to deliver exceptional projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand, demonstrate, and apply our workplace Values: Creativity, Collaboration, Commercial Value, Care for each other and Continuous Improvement.

  • Establish good working relationships with both internal and external clients and provide a high-quality service which meets their needs.

  • Take ownership of, and contribute to, internal and external communications activity both in their job role and as part of our client overall strategic objectives.

  • Promote and develop individual and company-wide activities which support and enhance environmental sustainability and health and safety objectives.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Interior Design, or equivalent relevant qualification.

  • Proven experience working in a similar Interiors Lead role is essential.

  • A passion for and experience of working within the residential sector and of residential interior design.

  • Experience of working directly with clients, contractors and multiple design teams.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • A thorough understanding of the design process and ability to manage/deliver this from concept to completion.

  • Highly creative with the ability to produce concepts, presentations and present with confidence.

  • Ability to ensure technical requirements are competently met.

  • Ability to produce drawings at all stages of a project if required.

  • Commitment to implementing HTA’s Design Standards and Management Systems.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate confidently by telephone, email and in person with a wide range of people.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong collaborative internal and external working relationships with colleagues and clients.

  • A team player with a can-do attitude, with a high degree of flexibility and the ability to respond pro-actively.

  • First class attention to detail, consistency and accuracy.

  • Strong IT skills, with a good grasp of Microsoft Office software and Adobe Suite (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop) and a high level of AutoCAD and SketchUp. Revit skills are desirable.

  • Commitment to own self-development.