contact us

1 Ben Pentreath Studio
3 + 4 Lamp Office Court
Lambs Conduit Street
London WC1N 3NF
+44 (0)20 7430 2424
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2 Meeting & Event Space
49 Lambs Conduit Street
London WC1N 3NG
+44 (0)20 7430 2424
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3 Pentreath & Hall
17 Rugby Street
London WC1N 3QT
+44 (0)20 7430 2526
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General Enquiries
Zoe Wightman is the Studio Manager and heads office and retail PR. If you have a project or development that you would like to discuss with us, please contact Zoe for more information.

Zoe Wightman
enquiries@benpentreath.com

jobs

Job Opportunities
As a small studio we do not hire often, but we are always on the lookout for talented designers to work with.

Please send your CV, covering letter, availability and notice periods, current salary and portfolio (including office drawings) by post or email to:

Zoe Wightman
Ben Pentreath
3 Lamp Office Court
London WC1N 3NF

jobs@benpentreath.com
Please note that our mail server won't accept attachment larger than 20MB.
You can upload your document here instead (recipient Zoe).

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we won’t be able to respond to everyone individually.

current positions

Interiors Assistant

We have a vacancy for a bright, passionate and highly organised interior design assistant to join the decoration team at our small and friendly studio in Bloomsbury.

Our ideal candidate will be a kind and hard-working multi-tasker who is willing to learn and work flexibly within a team, with a strong attention to detail and a conscientious and proactive approach to all areas of duty.

We are looking for someone that will support the whole team with enthusiasm, care and attention. The role will primarily be responsible for general administrative duties and day-to-day office tasks including:

● Answering telephone calls in a polite and professional manner, transferring calls and taking clear and accurate messages
● Receiving and distributing post/deliveries; franking outgoing mail and taking items to the Post Office
● Organising couriers and taxis
● Maintaining the tidy appearance of the studio and kitchen
● Keeping the design library of books, samples and materials in order
● Preparing documents and materials for meetings
● Organising deliveries, storage logistics
● Producing accurate and detailed meeting minutes
● Ordering samples and purchase order tracking
● Updating internal documents and schedules
● Welcoming clients, providing refreshments

A working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office is imperative, and experience of Vectorworks and EstiMac are desirable.

A good understanding of VAT and basic budgeting & accounting is welcomed.

The vacancy would suit someone with at least 1-2 years’ experience working in a similar environment with a good understanding of spatial planning, FF&E and a basic knowledge of industry suppliers and makers.

We would like to find someone with a good sense of humor, excellent communication and design skills, appreciation of working in a friendly, creative environment and someone who finds pleasure in being productive and getting things done.

The role is office-based, permanent and full-time.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, unfortunately it will only be possible to contact candidates selected for interview.

Please send your CV, covering letter, current salary and notice period to:
jobs@benpentreath.com

Application deadline: 11th June 2021

Commercial Manager

We have a vacancy for an experienced, motivated and reliable commercial manager to join our busy and friendly architectural & interior design studio in Bloomsbury.

This is a new position that will become an integral part of the management team; supporting us in vital areas of the business with proficiency and focus as we continue to grow.
Our ideal candidate will have astute business and administrative acumen, be able to communicate practically and clearly, have strong attention to detail and a good working knowledge of contracts and legal frameworks.

The person we are looking for will be highly organised, levelheaded, approachable and perceptive, with an established background in architecture and interior design. They will have a superb working business knowledge of design processes as well as excellent financial, analytical and numerical skills and a broad understanding and awareness of our industry.

Working closely with the directors, lead designers and practice manager, the commercial manager’s responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

● Creating and managing fee proposals and reports
● Raising and issuing customer invoices and statements
● Producing appointment letters and client engagement contracts
● Advising on program changes and extensions
● Timesheet reports and analytics
● Liaising with, and supporting principal and directors on project fees, terms, resourcing deadlines and cashflow
● Quality checking new business opportunities
● Ensuring RIBA chartered standards are closely adhered to
● Monitoring regulations and reporting important updates to the wider office
● Professional indemnity insurance renewals
● Benchmarking reports and assessments
● Identifying areas for improvement and streamlining processes through evaluation and review
● Communicating with external design teams, clients and advisors such as legal team, accountants and insurance brokers

The vacancy would suit someone calm, friendly and helpful that is passionate about design; someone who enjoys working collaboratively and finds pleasure in getting things done properly.

The role is permanent, full-time and office-based, beginning in September 2021.

Due to the anticipated volume of applications, unfortunately it will only be possible to contact candidates selected for interview.

Please send your CV, covering letter, current salary and notice period to:
jobs@benpentreath.com