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Design Assistant

Job description

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and efficient candidate looking to move up the employment ladder within our busy and expanding office.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting your designer, which includes:
  • Assisting with client meetings: typing agendas, preparation, getting clients tea/coffee etc.
  • Interacting with clients and liaising with suppliers on their behalf 
  • Working on & processing orders, estimates, invoices and receipts etc
  • Taking meeting minutes and typing up for distribution
  • Ability to draw using AutoCAD.

Other Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of mood boards & client presentations under direction from senior designers
  • Calling in samples
  • Photocopying, filing etc
  • Covering for holiday
  • Opening post/keeping space tidy
  • Miscellaneous tasks
  • Learning the procedures of the office
  • Supporting other Designers as necessary
  • General office administrative duties (can include Showroom management, maintaining physical and digital library, ensuring stationery supplies are sufficient and in order, organising rep appointments etc)
  • Keeping desk tidy and assisting with office clean-up.

Key Skills required:

  • Enthusiastic team player – enjoys supporting and working with others
  • Good communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English
  • A courteous friendly outlook, and ability to interact in a professional manner with clients
  • Ability to keep a cool head with a calm outlook generally
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Computer skills essential: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & EstiPC
  • Flexibility to work extra hours when required
  • Pleasant & professional phone demeanour with clients and suppliers
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good organisational skills and efficient working methods
  • Must be practical and capable of multi-tasking in a busy environment
  • Full driving licence and ability to drive the company vehicles
  • Desire to have career progression within company, ideally working toward promotion in 1-2 years.

Salary dependent on experience. References required.  

How to apply

Please send a covering letter and up to date CV to lcox@joannawood.com

Application deadline