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ADMINISTRATION / QUALITY MANAGER
Oberlanders is a well-established, multi-award winning architectural practice, based in central Edinburgh and handling projects throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
We are currently seeking an experienced administrator to join our business support team and to contribute towards the ongoing growth and expansion of the practice. This vacancy is being created, partly by the retirement of an existing staff member, but also as an opportunity to grow and expand our existing business support team.
This is a full-time position providing administrative support to the practice, PA support to the Partners as well as maintaining our existing office quality management systems (ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001). Our quality management systems are scheduled to be updated to the latest standards during the first half of 2018, therefore the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with our external consultants and to manage the process of implementing the new standards.
The position will sit alongside our other existing business support functions which include Finance, Graphics, Marketing and Bid Management. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively as part of this existing team and to provide support and assistance across all business support functions as and when required.
This role will be well suited to an experienced administrator with a demonstrable track record of performing business administration in a team environment as well as PA support functions to senior management. The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively as a team as well as under their own initiative. They will also need excellent IT skills; experience in MS office – in particular Word, Excel and Powerpoint is essential. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite software would be an advantage. Knowledge of and experience in managing QA systems would be desirable however this is not essential as our existing systems are already well-established, with support from an external consultancy advisor in place.
Competitive salary based on experience, as well as pension and holiday entitlement will be offered to the successful candidate.
Please send your application - to comprise a CV and a brief description (no more than 250 words) outlining why your skills and experience would be suitable for the role, addressed to the Managing Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org . The closing date for applications will be 5pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.
Our Edinburgh Studio is a lively place to work, where we generate a strong team spirit of creativity, good humour, trust and respect. We promote a healthy mix of experienced Architects with new, up and coming talent. Younger Architects are always encouraged to take on as much responsibility as they can and to progress their education under our training programme to secure RIBA Part 2 or 3 qualification as soon as is practically possibl
We are always keen to meet and employ the best people. If you would like to join us please get in touch. If we have no immediate vacancies your CV will be kept on file for three months. Due however to the volume of CVs we sometimes receive we cannot respond to every applicant. If we are advertising for a position, or if a CV is of particular interest, we will contact those applications we wish to pursue.
We thank you for your interest and for considering Oberlanders Architects.