ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT (VOLUNTEER)

LOCATION: LONDON OFFICE


Article 25 is the world’s largest architectural charity. Our focus lies on designing and building structures that improve health, learning and disaster resilience. We are currently looking for an Architectural Assistant to support our Architects with our ongoing projects.

We are currently seeking a motivated Volunteer Architectural Assistant with a passion for international development to provide assistance to the design teams. The role may provide opportunities to travel to project locations depending on experience and the project. This is an incredible learning opportunity for keen and energetic individuals who are looking for valuable experience and wish to work in this field, not to mention a chance to work with our dynamic, innovative and expanding charity.

The office is a hard working environment where you will be expected to be able to take initiative and produce work to a high quality. You will have a chance to make a genuine creative contribution.

Current project locations include Myanmar, Haiti, Morocco, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Niger and Swaziland.

Skills and knowledge

  • Strong design skills

  • An interest in international development and sustainable design practices

  • Strong in areas of planning execution

  • Problem solving and strategic thinking capabilities

  • A sensitivity to and knowledge of other cultures

  • Able to exercise good judgement

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Candidate requirements

  • RIBA Part l or ll qualified (or equivalent)

  • Software skills such as AutoCAD, Adobe, etc.

  • Confident and resilient  Sensitive and diplomatic

  • Resourceful

  • Strong team player with collaborative working style

  • Displays honesty, integrity and a strong sense of ethics in all decisions and actions

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Article 25 has more than 85 projects in 34 countries, making us the largest architectural NGO in the world. Our projects are delivered with in-country partners to ensure that local knowledge and relationships are maximised, and that projects are sustainable.

Current projects include

  • Reinvigoration of Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar

  • Post-earthquake school reconstruction, Haiti

  • Children’s Cleft Lip Palate Clinic, Morocco

  • Inclusive pre-school, Tanzania

  • Hospital buildings, Nepal and India

  • Primary school expansion, Niger

  • Mosquito proof housing, Swaziland

This position calls for someone with good drive and a flexible work ethic who is looking to get experience in architectural practice.

This position is available to ideally full time candidates for a minimum commitment of 6 months.

Information

  • Deadline: Apply immediately for consideration

  • Terms: Volunteer position

  • Start date: ASAP Duration: 6 months

  • Location: Our London offices

  • To apply: Submit a covering letter and CV to recruitment@article-25.org with ‘Architectural Assistant’ in the subject line of the e-mail.