Senior Design and Technical Manager
Clerkenwell Road, Farringdon, England

Job reference: DEV-19335

Location: Clerkenwell Road, Farringdon, England

Closing date: 14/02/2022

Salary: Circa £60,000 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Development & Assets

Hours per week: 35

Duration: Permanent

Are you motivated to ensure that quality design is at the forefront of all development activities? If so, you may be interested in our opening for Senior Design and Technical Manager?

The role

As the Senior Design and Technical Manager, you’ll be working within our truly collaborative and supportive Development team, the Senior Design & Technical Manager will be responsible for providing architectural and technical leadership, ensuring design quality is at the forefront of all development activities. These include supporting BIM integration across our development programme supporting building safety pre-compliance and Net Zero for all new homes by 2027. 

The Senior Design & Technical Manager is a key and influential role in our larger team.  You would be continuously improving our standards according to our established and systematic approach at a programme level and effectively manage quality risks by providing a robust technical and design advisory service on a variety of residential project types at all stages.

This is a full-time, permanent role, working 35 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday, 7 hours per day.

The location

You’ll be based at our modern, vibrant office in Farringdon, the buzzing yet cultural area of London which is centrally located and easy to access via various means of transport. However, we offer the flexibility for agile working to allow you to work from home and so we’ll provide you with the necessary mobile working equipment.

The ideal candidate will have

Skills and experience as detailed on the job spec:

  • Able to represent Southern Housing as part of our expert client team to consultants and contractors
  • Confident, dynamic and flexible professional with proven ability to lead workstreams
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Solid experience as a designer able to provide a comprehensive design service
  • Robust knowledge of relevant regulations, standards and best practices.

Please upload a cover letter as part of your application to provide additional information on how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification, and why you are the best candidate for this role.   

Our package includes

  • The chance to make a difference by delivering affordable housing in a more sustainable way
  • A salary of circa £60,000 per year, depending on skills/experience
  • 23 days holidays (plus public holidays) and as we close between Christmas and New Year, we give you another 3 days!
  • The chance to buy additional leave
  • Flexible working location
  • £250 in vouchers as part of our colleague referral scheme
  • Ongoing support for your wellbeing
  • An inclusive environment where it’s OK to be you!
  • Flexible benefits with some really exciting options which you can find out more about here!


Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do our colleagues. We actively encourage applications from people of any background who can bring an array of experience, skills and culture to our business, making us stronger and united. We celebrate our diversity and offer a safe environment where you can feel comfortable to truly be yourself. We’re proud to be part of various networks including BAME, The Women’s Network, PRISM – we’re also a Stonewall Diversity Champion, allowing those from within the LGBTQA+ community to feel empowered to express themselves freely without prejudice.

Closing Date:  14th February 2022

As a Disability Confident employer with disabled-friendly offices and remote working opportunities, we actively encourage everyone to come and work for us, regardless of any form of disability. As such, we’ll happily make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to help you, should you need it. If you need additional support with your application due a disability, please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help.

Please be aware that due to the nature and sensitivity of some of our roles we are not always able to consider applications from Southern Housing Group residents. We would not normally appoint residents to roles which cover the estate or properties which they live in. We want to ensure our colleagues have a good work/life balance. Please note that additional residential checks will be completed before an offer is made.

Southern Housing Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that colleagues who are at risk of redundancy due to the current business reviews will be given priority consideration for this role.  Applications from colleagues who are not at risk will be considered if there are no expressions of interest from ‘at risk’ colleagues.


The closing date for this job has now passed.