Could you be our next Practice Assistant?


Hereford team photo

The practice assistant role is a fantastic opportunity to join our fun team, contribute to the success of the UK’s most sustainable design practice, and gain experience in a practice that cares about you and our impact on the planet.

We are currently recruiting for a practice assistant with the core purpose of supporting the practice manager, senior management, architectural and IT staff in the administration and coordination of core company operations. The practice management function is key to ensuring that Architype operates in a coordinated and professional manner, and is underpinned by our ISO 9001 quality management system.

The practice assistant role will provide essential support to all three of our UK offices. The post is intended to be based out of our Hereford office, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all staff are currently working remotely and therefore this post will initially be a homeworking position.

For more information and the full job description, please click here.

To apply, please send a covering letter and your cv to vacancies@architype. outlining why you are suitable for the role and how you meet the job specification.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 27 November. Video conference interviews will be held w/c 7 December.

About Architype 

We are an award-winning architectural practice collaborating across studios in Edinburgh, Hereford and London. We employ architects, engineers, certified Passivhaus designers, researchers and makers and have steadily grown over the last 35 years. We are now a team of 65 with a rich history of pioneering low carbon design and a clear focus on how buildings work for people and the planet. We design homes, schools, visitor centres, universities, archives and a wide range of public buildings. Our consultancy service PERFORM+ allows us to share our insight and expertise with clients and we won Education Estate’s Architectural Practice of the Year in 2020 and the AJ100 sustainable practice of the year award three times. 


Working culture at Architype is creative and caring. We work in a collaborative and supportive way that encourages fresh ideas and career progression, and we support flexible working for all. We hold regular social events and chats over cups of tea, with regular communications team meetings to help manage tasks and share ideas. We operate under an Employee Ownership model. Employees currently own 30% of Architype, with a commitment to be 100% employee owned in the future. We have been shortlisted for AJ100 Employer of the Year three times and won the Building Magazine Employer of the Year in 2016. Architype is an equal opportunities employer.

Recruitment process 

Architype is an Equal Opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and staff engagement forums, to support staff from different backgrounds.

We really appreciate your interest in Architype and the time you are taking to make your application. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we are sorry that we cannot respond personally to all applications, so if you do not hear from us after the interview dates above please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Note that all applications will be treated in accordance with our GDPR policy.