Architype London seek Practice Assistant


Reception desk at architype


Architype is a vibrant and dynamic architectural practice. Their purpose is to design life enhancing, genuinely sustainable architecture. We are a team of 60 employees across 3 offices in Hereford, London and Edinburgh who regularly win best employer awards in the design and construction sectors.

We are currently looking to recruit a Practice Assistant who will be based in the London office. The ideal candidate should be well presented and self motivated and have good organisational and communication skills, including an excellent telephone manner.

Practice Assistant – Architectural Practice 

Hours: Monday – Friday (5.5 – 7.5 hours per day)


Duties Include:

  • Assist event organisation
  • Provide general administrative support to the Practice Manager, Finance Manager and wider team
  • Management of stationery and ordering supplies
  • Prepare documents for archive and liaise with Archive Company
  • Undertake office-based purchases
  • Book couriers and taxis
  • Manage booking of laptops, iPads and equipment
  • Organise library and magazines
  • Assist with document preparation, including binding
  • Information management
  • Manage articles and publications
  • Digitising of post, contract scanning and copying
  • Collate and distribute incoming mail and post any outgoing post
  • Keep the office and kitchen area looking presentable
  • Prepare refreshments for visitor meetings and events
  • Provide ‘front of house’ response to telephone (including voicemail monitoring), email and in person enquiries

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong organisational/interpersonal skills
  • A high level of proficiency to produce documentation in a professional format to organisational standards.
  • Competent multi tasker and able to use own initiative
  • Ability to work efficiently and to tight deadlines
  • Experience of servicing meetings
  • The ability and skill to minimise errors and inaccuracies and maintain a high standard of accuracy in dealing with information and data.
  • An orderly and precise approach to work
  • Experience of maintaining, updating and communications
  • Highly computer literate Inc. Microsoft and other packages
  • Relationship building:  The ability to liaise with senior management, line management, colleagues and external contacts
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Focused, self-motivated individual who thrives under pressure
  • Committed and loyal employee
  • Honest, discreet and trustworthy
  • Confident and quick to learn
  • Effective team player but also able to work on own


How to apply

Please send:

  • Your CV outlining experince and achievements to and in the subject field of your email you state which vacancy you are applying for
  • A covering letter telling us why you are interested and what you think that you can bring to the role
  • For questions about the role ahead of the deadline, please contact Eleni Germanou 020 7403 2889

Deadline: 8th February

Please also note, due to the high volume of applicants, we will only be able to contact successful applicants.

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Architype is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Winner of the Building Good Employer Guide 2016

 Shortlisted for “Employer of the Year” 2018 in the AJ100.