New opportunity to join Architype’s communications team


This year Architype has built on its reputation as the UK’s leading sustainable architecture practice. Want to be part of the team? This exciting role in the communications team will put you at the heart of everything the company is doing. You’ll have the opportunity to use your skills to showcase our award-winning designs – and to help find the next great project on the horizon.

The communications 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 part time communications assistant role (20 hours a week – flexible working possible) within our communications team. The role will initially be home based, and will be linked to our Edinburgh team, working closely with communications colleagues in London and Hereford.

The communications team is responsible for all our marketing, PR and bid activity, including social media channels, video, website, events and identifying and securing opportunities for new and exciting projects. Working in a team of four, you will be an effective communicator and efficient organiser, comfortable working with the architectural team, and skilled in both writing and design.

You can view the full job description here, and you can apply for it on Indeed by clicking here or by sending a covering letter, an example of your design layout skills and your CV to

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 27 November. Find out more about Architype, and how our recruitment process works below.

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.

To apply, please send a covering letter, one example of your design layout skills and your CV to 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.
  • Initial brief video conference interviews will be held w/c 7 December.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a second video conference interview and a short writing / design layout test w/c 14 December.

We look forward to hearing from you.