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Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
£26,163.80 - £28,369.25 per year pro rata
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Full Time
36.25 hours per week
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Job Description

Moray is an innovative, friendly local authority and a great place to live, work, grow and enjoy life in wonderful surroundings. Through a new, dynamic change of structure, we have exciting opportunities available at present to join us in our Housing and Property Service.

Our strategic plans set out the direction to deliver an ambitious growth and development programme, on which to build our future vision and achieve our ambitions.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this and playing a key role in developing our property strategy, we would love to hear from you.


To assist with the development of a high quality, efficient and effective Professional Architectural Practice as directed by the Principal Architect all in accordance with the needs and priorities of the Council, relative to work commissions for internal and external Clients.


To assist the Principal Architect in all aspects of administration of the Architectural Practice.

To perform all tasks relative to a Student Architect and take responsibility for design and specification aspects of allocated projects from inception to completion.

To ensure the timeous provision of appropriate information to the Principal Architect.

To assist with Best Value issues relating to the Architectural Practice.

To assist with planning and programming of Capital and Revenue works as requested, for all Clients.

To be responsible for your own performance both individually, and as part of a team and be willing to take appropriate steps to improve particular areas of performance.

The Individual

Good general level of education to higher or equivalent level.

Studying at a School of Architecture for a Part 1 or Part 2 Qualification.

Willingness to work in a demanding position where a flexible approach is required.

Ability to accept delegation.

Effective organisational and time management skills.

Self confident and self motivated.

Knowledge of architectural procedures and practice.

Good analytical and numerical skills.

IT skills. Experience of Microsoft Excel, Access and Outlook Express Software.

AutoCAD Computer Aided Drafting skills.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.

Effective communication skills both oral and written.

Effective negotiation skills.

Ability to relate well to colleagues, Elected Members and the Public.

Carry out survey work of basement, first floor and attic spaces of Council buildings. Carry out site survey work, including taking site levels of land to be developed by the Council. Carry out site inspections at ground and roof level on construction projects, including access to scaffolding.

Ability to work in an open plan/shared office.

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.

Temporary position for 1 year

Closing date: 10 May 2024

Starting salary: £26,163.80 Per Annum

£13.88 per hour

36.25 hours per week

For further information, please contact Clare Kemsley, Principal Architect on 01343 563753


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