Associate Director

Are you an experienced Associate Architect or Associate Director with a diverse portfolio? Are you seeking opportunities to work on a variety of projects in the UK and globally?

Conrad Consulting are delighted to be working with a globally recognised Architectural practice, seeking an Associate Director to join their team in Newark, Nottinghamshire. 

The Associate Director will be responsible for leading and motivating multiple teams to ensure that large-scale projects are completed to high design standards, on time, and within budget. They will also guide junior colleagues to reach their full potential.

In addition to developing leads and securing new business, the Associate Director will also assist in implementing corporate business development strategies. The Associate Director will work independently with minimal supervision from the Studio Director.

Qualifications and background of the Associate Director that the practice are looking for:

  • Experience in successfully leading and managing teams on large international and UK projects through all RIBA stages
  • Proactive in client management, with a track record of engaging potential clients and partners
  • Commercially savvy, showcasing effective decision-making, project resourcing, and management
  • Strong organizational and people management skills to promote collaboration and innovation in teams
  • Proficient in common computer applications in their field
  • Degree in a related design field or equivalent qualification
  • Professional registration or equivalent is preferred

What's on offer to the Associate Director:

  • Salary in the region of £55,000-£70,000 dependent on experience
  • Flexible working with a mix of studio and remote work
  • Opportunities for professional growth in a fast-paced, global environment
  • A friendly, inclusive studio atmosphere with social activities
  • 24 days of annual leave with the option to purchase additional days
  • Benefits such as private medical/life insurance and pension

If this position interests you, continue reading for a detailed description of the responsibilities.

Project Delivery:

  • Oversee the successful delivery of multiple projects meeting high-quality standards
  • Act as an expert in a specific design or technical area
  • Provide oversight throughout the project process
  • Foster existing client relationships to maximize opportunities for repeat work


  • Exemplify the practices core values and promote a collaborative environment for innovation
  • Collaborate with HR to build strong teams, offering guidance and training to juniors
  • Lead studio activities, brainstorming sessions, and manage conflicts effectively

Client Relationships:

  • Serve as the main client contact, contributing significantly in meetings and presentations
  • Collaborate with PR, Marketing, and Business Development to enhance communication and develop new business
  • Lead fee bids, proposals, and negotiations for projects

Budget Control:

  • Understand cost control, fee charging, and project finance to maximize project fees without compromising client relationships and future work opportunities.

To apply to this Associate Director position in Newark, Nottinghamshire, please forward your up to date CV through to Ashley Johnson at Conrad Consulting. A portfolio of work would also be advantageous, so please feel free to send through with a maximum file size of 10mb. Alternatively contact Ashley on 0121 651 1510 to discuss in further detail.