Austin Design Works is a practice of Chartered Architects and Landscape Architects, based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. We specialize in original, crafted and carefully-considered design responses to projects across all sectors. The business has been established in the area for over 20 years. We are looking for a talented Architect to join our team to cover a period of maternity leave, ideally starting in August 2018.

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic team member to deliver bespoke architectural projects throughout all work stages.  The ideal candidate must be Part III qualified with demonstrable experience of leading projects in all stages including construction contract administration.  


  • Great communication skills to be able to quickly build rapport with our clients, consultants, contractors and planners
  • Excellent written English
  • Drawing both by hand and CAD
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office suite, Vectorworks and Adobe graphics programmes
  • Demonstrable sound knowledge of the UK construction industry and its planning and legal framework


  • Experience of working across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience of working across multiple sectors, including residential
  • Experience of working with BIM is welcomed
  • Confidence in contract management
  • Experience of delegating and quality assuring work of junior team members

We are a rural practice and so a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

This is a full time maternity leave position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Last date for applications is 29 June 2018.  We would love to hear from you if you fulfil the above criteria. Please send the following details via email to 

  • CV
  • Covering letter stating why you wish to work with us (including your current salary details)
  • A brief portfolio max.5MB


If you have any queries please call Louise King, Practice Manager on 01453 836393